Dear family and friends,
A funeral or a memorial service is a time of reflection and celebration of a loved one. Our professional staff is trained to work with you in designing a service that is as unique as the person you are honoring.
When a death occurs, a family is faced with over 125 decisions that need to be addressed in a relatively short period of time. These decisions can leave a family overwhelmed and confused, especially with the emotional impact that they have just experienced.
In this booklet you will find our entire price lists as mandated by the Federal Trade Commission. We offer several service packages for families who are considering burial or cremation services. You may also select individual services if you desire.
With so many price variables, it is extremely important for your family to understand all of your options. We feel the more informed families are the better decisions they make. We also realize that not every family has the financial means or desires to spend thousands on a funeral; that’s why we have created different service options and offer a wide variety of merchandise. When reviewing this booklet you will discover that not only are our prices affordable but the level of personalized service, comfortable facilities and professional staff exceed expectations.
We are extremely proud of our heritage and pledge to you and your family that the concern and compassionate care you will receive from us will help you through a difficult transition.
Thank you for placing your trust in Sanders Funeral Care.
FUNERAL EXPENSE GUIDELINES
Many families are often confused when it comes to planning a funeral and working through the funeral expenses. While your funeral director will guide you through the many decisions that will need to be made, this section will inform you on the three parts to a funeral contract and help you better understand the price lists on the following pages.
The three parts to a funeral contract are:
These prices are effective as of January 1, 2014 and subject to change without notice.
The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff
Our charge includes funeral director and staff to respond to the initial request for service, necessary arrangement conference with family or responsible party, preparation and filing of necessary certificates and permits, recording vital statistics, preparation of necessary notices, and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased, e.g. clergy, cemetery personnel, crematory and others. Also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facility such as insurance, maintenance and utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs and equipment and inventory expenses. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (this fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving remains.
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
Dressing, Cosmetizing, Grooming, Casketing
Washing & Dressing of unembalmed remains
Visitation (Conducted at Funeral Home)
Funeral Ceremony (Conducted at Funeral Home)
Memorial Service (Conducted at Funeral Home)
Setup/Use of Ceremonial Casket
Visitation (Conducted at Another Facility)
Funeral Ceremony (Conducted at Another Facility)
Memorial Service (Conducted at Another Facility)
Graveside Service (Committal)
All charges are within 30 miles service radius Per mile charge outside of 30 miles (loaded)
Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home
Funeral Coach (Hearse)
Caskets (range of prices)
$695.00 to $6,200.00
Outer Burial Containers (range of prices)
$895.00 to $3,895.00
A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home
(We do not warrant or claim that the vault you are purchasing is air and/or watertight. Please refer to the manufacturer’s warranty for the merchandise you selected.)
$45.00 to $100.00
Memorial Folders (100)
Acknowledgement Cards (box of 25)
$7.50 to $12.50
Cremation Urns & Keepsakes
Casket Lid Insert Panels
Memorial Tribute Video (up to 35 photographs)
Forwarding Remains to another Funeral Home
This charge includes the basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains to the funeral home, embalming, other preparation of the remains, necessary authorizations and local transportation to the airport. This does not include any visitation or service prior to forwarding the body, a casket, or a standard shipping container.
Receiving Remains from another Funeral Home
Direct Cremation (range of prices)
$1,670.00 to $6,165.00
Our charge for a direct cremation includes transfer of remains to funeral home, sanitary care of unembalmed remains, shelter of remains for 48 hours as required by law, transportation to crematory, and basic services of funeral director and staff. This charge does not include any visitation or ceremonies or crematory charges. If you want to arrange a direct cremation you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials such as fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The container we provide are made of cardboard and fiberboard.
Direct Cremation with container provided by client
Direct Cremation with Alternative Container
Direct Cremation with minimum casket
Immediate Burials (range of prices)
$2,220.00 to $8,015.00
Our charge for an immediate burial includes basic service of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains to funeral home, other preparation of the body, and local transportation to the cemetery. This charge does not include a casket, vault or cemetery charges.
Immediate burial with casket provided by client
Immediate burial with casket selected from our funeral home (in addition to casket cost)
Immediate burial with minimum casket
$2,915.00 (Emerson tan cloth - $695.00)