SERVICES & PRODUCTS
Services We Offer
Burial services at our cemeteries are more than just digging a hole in the ground. Digging is part of the process, but there is more. On site services include setting up a tent, setting up chairs and installing a lowering device for the casket or vault. We have a grave side staff member that is available to help the Funeral Home and family when needed. Our experienced staff remain on site to lower the casket or urn and close the grave. Closing the grave entails removal and storage of equipment at the end of the service. The cost for opening and closing a full size grave during normal business hours is $1000 and the cost for opening and closing a cremation grave during normal business hours is $700. Opening and closing after hours or on weekends incur overtime expenses.
The memory of your loved one can be captured forever in a timeless personalized granite “memorial”. With designs based on sacred symbols, personal interests and Catholic faith, you will find a wide range of monuments and markers from which to choose. In traditional ground burial, memorials are defined within two categories, upright monuments being one category and flat markers being the second. Most all the monuments and markers within our cemeteries are designed and installed by our staff. Please call for an appointment to discuss design, materials and pricing.
Monument pricing varies greatly with the color of granite you choose for your memorial. Granite is like jewels in the sense that the rarer the granite the more expensive it is. The most common and least expensive granite in the United States is Georgia Gray. Single flat markers (26”x14”x4”) from Georgia Gray start at $499. Companion markers (50”x14”x4”) from Georgia Gray start at $1000. Single upright markers from Georgia Gray will start at about $1000 and double upright Georgia Gray markers with a base will start at about $1800.
We will work with families on an individual basis by appointment to help them design a granite memorial for their loved one. Our prices that we quote are “all inclusive” – the price includes design, lettering, symbols, fabrication, freight, cemetery fees and installation. The additional fees would be vases and portraits.
We offer Trappist Caskets and Urns made by the Trappist Monks at New Melleray Abbey in Peosta, Iowa. All caskets and urns are made of locally grown wood and receive a sacred blessing by one of the resident monks. We have several of the caskets on hand in Wichita and will deliver the casket to your Funeral Home or Mortuary within Sedgwick County. Prices and models may be seen at their website www.trappistcaskets.com. Casket prices start at $1200.
Expertly crafted wooden urns made from Walnut, Oak and Cherry. Each Urn is handmade and engraved with a cross to signify the faith of the deceased. Prices range from $250 – $550 each.