Obituaries

Menno Landis
B: 1928-04-22
D: 2018-06-20
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Landis, Menno
Edna Mackey
B: 1922-09-29
D: 2018-06-19
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Mackey, Edna
Mardelle Overcash
B: 1930-03-06
D: 2018-06-19
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Overcash, Mardelle
Barbara Fickes
B: 1958-03-26
D: 2018-06-19
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Fickes, Barbara
Marva Spell
B: 1931-01-13
D: 2018-06-16
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Spell, Marva
John Snyder
B: 1949-02-27
D: 2018-06-13
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Snyder, John
Kyle Simpson
B: 1989-04-27
D: 2018-06-13
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Simpson, Kyle
Patricia Hare
B: 1929-12-04
D: 2018-06-10
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Hare, Patricia
Bess Archibald
B: 1939-10-11
D: 2018-06-09
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Archibald, Bess
Frank (Francesco) Clemente
B: 1975-06-23
D: 2018-06-07
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Clemente, Frank (Francesco)
Betty Boyer
B: 1920-06-02
D: 2018-06-07
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Boyer, Betty
Winifred Agett
B: 1923-09-09
D: 2018-06-03
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Agett, Winifred
Joanne Gilliland
B: 1933-01-23
D: 2018-06-02
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Gilliland, Joanne
Margaret Gilbert
B: 1937-12-12
D: 2018-06-01
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Gilbert, Margaret
Selma Thomson
B: 1917-10-03
D: 2018-05-31
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Thomson, Selma
Eric Payne
B: 1931-05-27
D: 2018-05-30
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Payne, Eric
Joan DeFonzo
B: 1931-04-10
D: 2018-05-27
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DeFonzo, Joan
Arlene Overcash
B: 1923-04-07
D: 2018-05-26
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Overcash, Arlene
Charles Schroeder
B: 1943-06-10
D: 2018-05-25
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Schroeder, Charles
Thelma Nuschke
B: 1928-03-08
D: 2018-05-25
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Nuschke, Thelma
Donald Fogelsanger
B: 1934-01-16
D: 2018-05-24
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Fogelsanger, Donald

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What to Know When Choosing Burial

Chambersburg Burial Services

For thousands of years, burial has been a traditional means of caring for the physical remains of a loved one. Historical precedence is one thing, but for you, burial may simply be the tradition of your family. When burial is chosen, your loved one may be:

  • Interred in the ground in a regulated cemetery, or if local legislation allows, on private property
  • Entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum
  • Buried at sea

It’s a Deeply Personal Decision

Even if it isn’t what your family has commonly done over the years, there are many personal reasons you may have to choose burial over cremation. These could include:

  • Religious or geographical preferences
  • An aversion to the cremation practice of using flame to reduce the remains to ash
  • You wish to erect a monument in honor of your loved one
  • You wish to have a natural location where you can visit, graced with trees and open spaces    

Decisions and Costs

If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. For example:

  • Do you wish the body to be embalmed?
  • What kind of casket and burial vault would you prefer?
  • Which cemetery would you select, and do they have space available?
  • What type of monument, headstone or grave marker would you like?
  • What words would you like to put on the headstone, marker, or monument?

Remember that each of these decisions involve related costs which may impact your final decision. These include:

  • Selection of the casket and protective burial vault required by the cemetery
  • The purchase of a cemetery plot, if your family doesn’t already have the rights to one.
  • The headstone or grave marker, and any placement fees charged by the cemetery.

You should also know that each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.

Burial Services in Chambersburg

Each day, our funeral home in Chambersburg helps families lay their loved ones to rest with meaningful burial services. As the trusted provider of Chambersburg burial services, we are proud to be the firm families select to help honor their loved one. We are an experienced funeral provider dedicated to helping our community pay tribute to their loved ones. We consider it an honor to assist your family in planning a meaningful and memorable burial service for your loved one.

Burial services have long been the traditional way to care for a loved one’s remains. Rest assured that our professional and cordial staff will be there to assist you through each step of the arrangement process. From the first call until long after the service has ended, we will be by your side offering support and guidance. From making sure you understand what’s included in a burial service to helping you select products and services, we will assist and accommodate your family’s wishes.

Cemeteries in Our Community

Our firm has worked closely with many of the cemeteries in our community. We will gladly recommend cemeteries we frequently work with and can connect you to the management. Once a cemetery has been chosen, our staff will coordinate with them to ensure everything is prepared for the day of the burial service. If you are in need of burial services in Chambersburg, we encourage you to contact us immediately. We would be honored to assist you in planning a respectful and dignified burial service for yourself or a loved one.

We know this is a lot to absorb – that’s why we make ourselves available to you and your family night or day. It is our responsibility to guide you in caring for your loved one. Call us with any questions you may have.