Rea Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services 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 Rea Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, we explain the options available, then allow you to make your own decisions.
Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence whether the body will be present at the funeral, if there will be a viewing or visitation, and if so, whether the casket will be open or closed, and whether the remains will be buried or cremated.
Among the choices you’ll need to make are whether you want one of these basic types of funerals, or something in between.
With cremation services, we at Rea Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services believe you should be able to choose the type of cremation service that you find most meaningful. That is why our list of services includes many options.
Helpful Common Terms & Definitions
A Memorial Service is the same as a funeral service, except the body is not present for the visitation or the funeral. The private family viewing explained above also applies here.
Transfer Out allows you to select the type of services and merchandise for local arrangements and then the remains are transferred out of town for final services and disposition.
Limited Graveside Service is designed for those who want a casket burial or interment of cremated remains with a service only at the cemetery. Itemized options may be selected at the family’s discretion.
Limited Family Viewing with Transfer Out is designed for those who want a private family viewing, but no other visitation prior to transfer of the casket remains. Itemized options are also available to the family.
Transfer in Services are for those who want remains transferred to Rea Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services 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 Transfer Out is when there is to be no local service and the remains are to be transferred to a funeral home out of town.
Immediate Cremation is for those who wish to have the remains cremated without services. Itemized options are available. (A cremation container is provided by funeral chapel.)