Duties & Responsibilities

  • Care for the deceased
    • Coordinates transfer of the deceased from place of death.
    • Cares for and prepares the decedent to allow for viewing, services, and/or final disposition.
    • Schedules and coordinates arrangements for the final disposition (burial, cremation, donation).
  • Support for the family of the deceased
    • Provides compassionate support to families immediately following death.
    • Meets with families to plan personalized funeral ceremonies for the deceased.
    • Guides survivors in writing the obituary.
    • Locates information for legal documents, death certificates and required forms.
    • Arranges details, manages logistics, and directs the funeral ceremonies.
    • Provides support and resources to the bereaved.
  • Community Education & Preplanning
    • Educates the community about death and bereavement.
    • Encourages individuals and families to plan funerals in advance.

Transferring Ashes Into Urns and Keepsakes

Proper Flag Folding Technique

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