When planning all arrangements after a loved one dies, many people forget that choosing a cemetery and a burial plot is just as important as hiring the right funeral home. At Roberts Funeral Home, we will always strive to be the best funeral home in Veteran, NY. We are ready to also offer the necessary information as to which cemeteries are the best options for our clients’ needs. Still, it is always a good idea to do a bit of research for yourself to learn more about what to expect and what to look for. Veteran, NY is north of Elmira and is named after a veteran of two wars who founded it. It boasts a Grand Prix Family Center and numerous memorial parks, making it a family-friendly community.
This is why we want to ensure that everyone is safe and happy with the arrangements they make once a loved one has died. There are a few questions that you should ask before deciding on a cemetery. We have the most important ones below.
What Plot Options are Available and What are the Costs?
Different cemeteries have different plot options. Some can offer single burial plots while others have enough space to purchase more than one in the same area. If you are planning to have a “green” burial, many cemeteries have special locations for this, so it can be a good idea to ask about these options. There are different size plots to consider, as well, with many cemeteries offering options for urn burials that come at lower rates.
Many cemeteries tell you the price of the plot, but do not tell you about all of the fees. It is very important to know exactly what you will be paying for. If you are not sure what to look for when it comes to a price list, a funeral home and cremations provider in Veteran, NY can guide you. Some of the things we at Roberts Funeral Home will suggest to ask is about opening and closing rates, maintenance, and a few other things. Usually, if the price sounds too good to be true, it is.
What Maintenance is Provided and Are there Casket Restrictions?
Not all cemeteries offer the kind of maintenance you may have in mind. Some only offer the most basic of upkeeps, requiring you or a family member to do the brunt of it, while others take care of everything. On the one hand, you can save money if you choose the most basic of maintenance options, but on the other it can mean a lot of work that you may not want to do yourself. This is always a question we recommend our clients ask before deciding on any cemetery.
Some cemeteries have restrictions when it comes to the kind of caskets it will allow. Some need to have grave liners or outer burial containers, while other cemeteries allow more eco-friendly options that do not have metal. Depending on the kind of burial you want for yourself or your loved one, one option may be better than another. If you decide on a cemetery before you purchase a casket, be sure to learn about these restrictions ahead of the purchase.
Does the Cemetery have a Relationship with the Funeral Home in Veteran, NY?
The first step of making funerary arrangements is to choose the funeral home or crematorium that will provide the necessary services. This means that by the time to start searching for the right cemetery, you can look for one that works with the funeral home of your choice. This is important, since communication between the cemetery and the funeral home is vital to ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day of the burial. We work very closely with the cemeteries in Veteran, NY, making us a great choice for everyone in the area.
Are There Marker Restrictions?
Another questions you need to ask is whether or not the cemetery has restrictions on the kinds of grave markers they allow. Some prefer to have uniform ones that provide the entire cemetery with a stream-lined look, while others allow you to place any kind of grave marker you want. If this is something that is important to you, be sure to ask about it before making any kind of decision. You never want to be limited from doing what you want to do to honor your loved one as they should be.
We know how complicated all of the funerary arrangements can be. That is why we at Roberts Funeral Home are dedicated to providing everyone in Veteran, NY, a funeral and cremation service that is efficient and one that offers guidance in every decision of pre-planning or putting your loved one to rest. We offer a wide variety of service that include:
- Pre-planning funerary arrangements
- Funeral and Memorial Services
With our expertise, you can be sure to find the right cemetery and the right plot without too much trouble. You can get started by contacting us at Roberts Funeral Home at 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY 14894. Just call (607) 734-7811 and we can help you get started.