Funeral Home Cremations Indianapolis, IN

Planning a Funeral or Cremations Service in Indianapolis, IN

 

 

 

 

Indiana Funeral Care has been serving Indianapolis and Greenwood area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come. At Indiana Funeral Care, we believe that families come first and that your loved one’s cremation and the funeral process should be stress-free, respectful, and as easy as possible for the family. Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Call us if you’re ready to make arrangements for yourself or a loved one. We can help with anything from a simple cremation to full, traditional funeral services, including military honors for veterans.

What Our Families Are Saying

 

The purpose of funeral and memorial services is to pay tribute to the life of the person who has died. It is to honor and remember them, to share the burden of grief with the community of those who mourn their loss. Gathering in a service of remembrance is a chance to celebrate all that the person was in life, and to help us heal in our pain at their death. Arranging a meaningful funeral and cremation service in Indianapolis, IN can be hard to do. Fortunately, there are committed and caring professionals that can help. Because it matters.

Here are several things you should be thinking about as you begin to plan funeral and cremation services:

Service Attendance:

Take a moment to think about the number of family and friends who will attend the commemorative service. If you are unsure of the number of people that may come, you can write down a list of names, starting with family. The process of writing names will likely lead you to remember more people who may come. You can write those names down as well. Try to think in terms of the deceased’s social circles and contacts. Ideas may include workplace friends, hobby or faith groups, community connections. Older networks may be worth considering as well, including high school or university classmates.

You should contact the family first to let them know about death and to share information about the funeral service date and time. Close friends should also be notified this way. More distant friendships and acquaintances can be informed by email, social media, or local announcement services such as an obituary notice online or in print. If you don’t have details about the service yet, you can inform people to look on the website of the funeral home and cremation provider in Indianapolis, IN that you are working with for more information at a future date.

Choosing Disposition Type

Many people are comfortable with traditional funeral services and all that they entail. They are a tried-and-true method of laying a loved one to rest. But in our modern age, many seek to care for their fallen loved ones in a manner that is more in line with their current values. This is where alternative disposition styles, such as cremation, come into play. Both of these options are excellent choices for the care of a fallen loved one. There are advantages to both types of care that may appeal to different families and their needs.

Casket burial services are often accompanied by a viewing or wake service, a rich and beautiful traditional funeral gathering, and a final goodbye at the side of the grave. It is a well-established means of care. The burial in a cemetery plot provides a fixed place of the memorial with a headstone where survivors can return whenever desired to be near the body of the person that has passed away.

Cremation care is a growing trend in the industry because it provides more practical flexibility to modern families. The cost of care can be much lower than a traditional funeral because there is no need for a casket or an embalming service. These things can be included and will increase the cost of care, but it is not required as it is with a casket burial service.

Families also appreciate that cremations provide a wider array of choices in how the remains can be laid to rest. Ashes can be inurned and placed in a columbarium niche, buried in a small plot, mixed as a material into a monument stone, scattered in a beautiful place, etc. They can also be used to make beautiful keepsake jewelry so that the living can keep a small piece of the deceased close to their heart.

Date and Time

Because the body of the deceased is present at the service, funerals are held soon after death. The body of the deceased is then buried immediately. Alternatively, the body of the deceased is not present at a memorial service. Their ashes are sterile and can be held indefinitely until family and friends gather to pay tribute. This provides additional time to plan the service and arrange a time for services to meet. Both service types can be held in place funeral homes, houses of worship, community centers, out of doors, etc.

Conducting the Services

A service leader is often led by a spiritual leader such as a pastor, reverend, minister, rabbi, etc. It can also be led by a non-religious leader such as a funeral director, celebrant, or other professional. Family and friends can also be good choices to lead a service.

Trusted Funeral Home and Cremations Services in Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Funeral Care is a premier provider of quality. If you’ve lost a loved one, call on our dedicated professionals for expert funeral and cremations care in Indianapolis, IN. Our local funeral home is at 8151 Allisonville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46250 United States. You can contact us at (317) 636-6464.

Funeral & Cremation FAQs

Where to add photos in cremation services?

  • Add photos to the urn
  • Photo board
  • Obituary photo
  • Learn more.

Cremation service options?

Can I pre-pay my funeral?

Prepayment generally means that you save money by being protected from inflation and price changes. We deposit all prepayments into a trust fund where it remains until needed. Prepaying also provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes. Learn more about pre-planning here.

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