Information listed on this page is for general purposes only, to assist in understanding the basics of common industry terms. For further clarification of terms or definitions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Arrangement Conference – The meeting with our cemetery manager during which you discuss your options and wishes for your cemetery needs. This conference can be held at the time of need or during pre-planning.
Benches – A bench marks the gravesite. It can hold cremated remains and serve as a memorial or it can be a memorial bench without holding the actual urn or cremated remains.
Death Certificate – An official document issued by the Indiana Department of Health stating details regarding a person’s death and personal information about the deceased. A death certificate needs to be provided before a cremation can take place.
Designation – The right of the owner of any type of burial space to give the cemetery advance notice of who is to be buried in that space. This designation may be changed at any time.
Direct Burial – Burial without a viewing, funeral, or memorial service.
Direct Cremation – Cremation without a viewing, funeral, or memorial service.
Entombment – Placement of the casket in an above-ground structure called a mausoleum.
Marker – (sometimes referred to as monuments, memorials, headstones, tombstones, or gravestones) An identifying marker inscribed with names, dates, and endearments in memory of the deceased and is placed on a grave, mausoleum, or niche.
Second Right (2nd Right) Of Interment – Refers to the permission given by the space owner for a second burial to take place on one space. Only one casket burial may take place per space, however, one casket burial and one cremation burial may occur, or two cremation burials may occur on one space.
Veterans Marker – A bronze or granite marker that is available to any active or honorably discharged member of the armed forces. Cemetery staff will assist you in filling out the necessary forms. There is an installation fee, but the marker itself is provided free of charge.
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There are many difficult decisions to be made in life and normally you have the help and support of your spouse or loved ones. Why should the decision of your final resting place be any different? We can help you and your family make your decision a little easier with the variety of burial options available.
All decorations of any kind that are directly on the ground will be removed and discarded (flowers, toys, wind chimes, etc). In addition, all winter/Christmas/fall flowers – whether on markers, in vases, on crypts/niches, or on the ground – will be removed and discarded.
Any items that you wish to keep MUST be removed BEFORE March 15.