Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. St. Pierre Family Funeral has been serving Indianapolis and Greenwood-area families for more than 120 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more families choosing cremation over that time.
We’ve also noticed that even though cremation is more popular than ever, it’s common for people to still have questions about it. Whether your family is in Greenwood, Anderson, Pendleton, or Indianapolis, we have experienced teams who are ready to inform you about your many cremation memorialization options with St. Pierre.
One of the main concerns we hear – and really a major misconception – is that when you choose cremation, you can’t have a service. Families want to tell the story of their loved one’s life, and pay tribute in a meaningful way. The good news is that the St. Pierre Family Funeral provides many avenues to do so!
- A visitation, reception, service, catered gathering, or graveside burial.
- Vaults, caskets, and urns that bear emblems and engravings reflecting religious affiliation, special interests, and/or military or civic service.
- Personalized memorials that highlight your loved one’s interests, hobbies, accomplishments, personality, as well as faith and cultural traditions.
- Elements such as flowers, music, readings, and even a viewing.
St. Pierre gives added peace of mind to those choosing cremation, as we own and operate our own crematory, and we are the only cremation provider in Johnson County who can offer the Cremation with Confidence™ guarantee. Unlike other funeral homes and cremation societies who outsource cremation to third-party providers, your loved one remains in our diligent and professional care. Our ten-step process ensure your loved one is treated with dignity and respect.
Whether you choose traditional burial or cremation, our professional team is here to explain every detail and describe how a final farewell can be personalized to fit your needs. Simple details and personal touches make for a deeply meaningful memorial service families will never forget. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more.