Hooper Memorial Home Inc. offers many different services. Our training and experience have prepared us to help, to reassure, and to understand when a family faces the loss of a loved one. We are here to replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions with answers. Here, one finds a quiet gentleness in an atmosphere of dignity, efficiency, and trust. We believe your service choice is a personal decision. At Hooper Memorial Home Inc. we explain the options available, then allow you to make your own decisions.
The following list of commonly selected package services may help you select the appropriate arrangements.
A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation, is usually the service of choice. At Hooper Memorial Home Inc. we believe in the traditional funeral, because it best serves the needs of family and friends.
The traditional funeral service may be the following:
- Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
- Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
- Professional support and administrative staff assistance
- Use of visitation rooms
- General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
- Funeral service
- Use of funeral coach
- Utility car
- Register book
- Acknowledgment cards
- Memorial folders or prayer cards
The traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations.
Generally, a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance. We encourage the active participation of the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy.
With cremation services, we at Hooper Memorial Home Inc. believe you should be able to choose the type of service that you find most meaningful. That's why our list of services includes many options.
Once cremated, a loved one's ashes may be placed in an urn and taken to a final resting place such as a family plot, urn garden, columbarium or a family member's home. In addition the loved one’s remains are sometimes divided amongst friends and family through the use of jewelry, necklaces and bracelets.
Sometimes cremated remains are divided into several urns. This option works well when loved ones are spread out across the country.
Others choose to have their ashes scattered in a special cemetery garden or over land or water (where permitted by law). In this case, a portion of the cremated remains is usually kept in a keepsake urn as a remembrance.
If you choose cremation, a funeral service is appropriate, and recommended. Survivors still need the time and setting to grieve. We offer many types of services specifically for cremations, from direct cremation with no casket present, to traditional cremation with a visitation/funeral service, procession and memorial service.
Non-Traditional Burial, Entombment or Cremation. For this type of funeral service, you select the services and merchandise from several itemized options.
Horse drawn Hearse is for those who wish to go back to yester-year when life was simpler and the carriage carried the casket. Family and friends walked or rode behind the carriage to the cemetery with the band playing with them.
Funeral / Viewing is a full service without interment. At the end of the service, instead of having a procession to the cemetery the family returns home and the funeral director makes arrangements for the loved one’s transition to the crematory. Within a day or two the loved one’s remains are ready to be returned to the family.
A Memorial Service is the same as a traditional service, except the body is not present for the visitation or the funeral. A private family viewing may be arranged prior to the disposition and memorial service of the loved one.
Traditional Ship-out allows you to select the type of services and merchandise for local arrangements and then the remains are shipped out of town for final services.
Limited Graveside Service is designed for those who want a ground burial or interment of the loved one with a service only at the cemetery. Itemized options may be selected at the family's discretion.
Limited Family Viewing with Shipment is designed for those who want a private family viewing, but no other visitation prior to shipment of the casketed remains. Itemized options are also available to the family.
Ship-in Services are for those who want remains shipped to Hooper Memorial Home Inc. for final services. Itemized options are available.
Direct Burial is a service for those who want only a ground burial, without visitation or services. This service is provided at the convenience of the funeral home and cemetery. Itemized options are available.
Direct Ship-out is when there is to be no local service and the remains are to be shipped to a funeral home out of town.
Direct Cremations is for those who wish the remains cremated without services. Itemized options are available.