Choosing Burial

At Horan & McConaty, we offer an array of burial options, customized to reflect each unique life. Generally, a burial is combined with a traditional funeral service, which includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. After the viewing, the family can hold a funeral service in the church or at the funeral home. This service is then followed by the underground or above ground burial of the casketed remains.

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Casket options

Depending on the type of material used, the cost of a casket can range from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket for underground burial. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.

Graveside service

Families may also choose to hold a graveside service with a burial. Typically, this service would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.

Live Well. Leave Well.

You can relieve the burden from your family by planning ahead. You’ve lived life well—so make sure you leave well. By planning in advance, you’ll ensure your final goodbye will be easier for the people you care about most—your family.

Learn more about burial service offerings on our general price list.

For more information about our burial services, call 303-745-4418.