CEMETERY

CEMETERY COMMON QUESTIONS


The answers below are here because these are the most commonly-asked questions. If your question is not listed, we invite you to call us. We are here to provide the information you need, when you need it.


Are cemeteries running out of space?

Just like other open spaces, cemeteries are impacted by increased population density in both urban and rural areas. Cemetery spaces are a finite resource, and as such, are at a premium in some regions.

Can I pick any cemetery to use?

 Yes, you can choose your own cemetery.

What is Perpetual Care?

Perpetual Care usually refers to the correct terms Permanent Care or Endowment Care. These Care funds are collected with each Interment Space sale to maintain the grounds, roads, and buildings of the cemetery.

Can a vault be personalized?

Yes, we can show you the wide range of personalization choices, including customized nameplates and military insignias.

Must I purchase a burial vault?

In most areas of the country, state or local laws do not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so that the ground will not sink. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.

Are there vaults for cremated remains?

Yes, we offer urn vaults, designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains.

What are the advantages of a mausoleum burial?

Mausoleum crypts are both clean and dry. They offer a viable alternative for those who simply have an aversion of being interred in the ground. Furthermore, with the growing shortage of available land for cemetery use, mausoleums will allow for a maximum number of entombments in a minimum amount of space.

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium, often located within a mausoleum, chapel or in a garden setting, is constructed with numerous small compartments (niches) designed to hold urns containing cremated remains.