Cemetery FAQs

Everything you need to know about cemeteries.


Do I need to contact a cemetery if I’ve already contacted a funeral home?

Yes, we encourage you to contact a cemetery in addition to the funeral home because they can help you plan and arrange all the details for your loved one following a funeral service. Any cemetery will gladly assist you in your planning. 


I’m looking into vaults - can they be personalized?

Absolutely. We provide a wide range of personalized options to meet your specific needs including but not limited to customized nameplates and military insignia. Contact us to find out more about how your loved one's vault can be personalized. 


Do I need to 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, although Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary does require that you have this container to keep the ground from sinking as well as to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. 


I’ve heard about mausoleum burials - what are the benefits?

People choose mausoleum crypts because they are both clean and dry. They offer a good alternative for those who who prefer to not be interred in the ground.


Are there vaults for cremated remains?

Yes, we offer urn vaults that are designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains. We have a wide selection available to make certain that you will find an option that fits your preferences perfectly. 


Can two cremations be performed at once?

No. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult.


Can the family witness the cremation?

Yes, the cremation facility is set up to allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. In fact, some religious groups include this as part of their funeral custom. 


Are cemeteries running out of space?

Even with a dense population, funeral homes and local cemeteries will always help you find the space you need, so do not ever feel that there is not an option to meet your needs. Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary has suffiecent space for generations to come.  


I’ve heard of Endowment Care - what is it?

Endowment Care refers to the funds that keep the cemetery grounds beautiful and well-kept, ensuring that your loved one will be taken care of each and every day over the long term. Once the service is over and those in attendance have left the grounds, Endowment Care creates the permanence of the beauty and peacefulness of Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary. 

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