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Common Services Requested

Full Service Funeral

The body is present, whether the casket is open or not, there is a service held, and the body is driven in a funeral procession to a place of interment. If cremation is selected, then there would be no procession. The Funeral Home would make arrangements to have the body taken to the crematory.

Memorial Service

A service without the body present. This is the case in the event that the body was cremated, or never recovered. An urn or container holding the cremains is usually present.

Burial

Is the means of disposition by putting the body in the ground, or interring in a crypt or mausoleum?

Immediate Burial

No service, body is taken to place of interment by Funeral Home staff for burial. There is usually a graveside service.

Cremation*

Is the disposition of the body to ashes, by means of heat.

* People choose cremation for many different reasons: religious, environmental, and economical. If you or someone you know is considering cremation, it’s important to know and understand all of the choices available. You can still have a public viewing if you choose to have a body cremated. It is just an alternative way of disposition.

Immediate Cremation

Body is taken directly to crematory by funeral Home, and cremains delivered to Family.

Crematory

A facility designed to hold a retort, which is the oven which is used to cremate the body.

Cremains

The ashes left after the body is cremated.


Arrangement Services

At Need

In the event you have a death in your family, we are available anytime you need us. Just call 570-366-0521.

Prearrangement

Most people plan for everything in life, but preplanning your funeral can greatly benefit your loved ones during their grieving process, long after you’re gone.

Preplanning

Is selecting what you would like, yourself. Which releases your family members from the burden of wondering if they “did the right thing”? This helps them during the time of your passing, and will last the rest of their lives.

Pre-funding 

Is setting aside funds, which are to be used only for your funeral expenses. You can do this on your own or our Funeral Home can assist you.


What we do at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is open an insurance policy for the exact amount of the services you select. Both Wayne and Ken are licensed to open policies, and they deal directly with the Loyal Christian Benefit Association, better known as the LCBA. There is no charge for opening a policy. All you need to do is call and make an appointment. We will then meet with you at our funeral home and discuss all of your options, the services, and merchandise. You will be given a general price list and know exactly what you are putting aside. You can pre-plan even if you do not feel you are financially ready to pre-fund your funeral. This will in so many ways benefit those around you and release them from making those important decisions at the time of need.


Obituary Terms

Viewing

Casket is open. Can be private or public depending on the family’s wishes.

Calling Hours

The time that the public is invited to spend with the family. There are usually calling hours weather there is a body present or not, and even if there is not a service.

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