- We provide
professional personalized service.
- As death
can occur within any given moment, we provide round the clock
efficient care in your time of need.
- We are a
complete full-service funeral home, providing counseling on all
aspects and options of funeral services and merchandise.
- We accept and honor all funeral pre-arrangement plans and
insurance policies, making it easy to transfer your arrangements to us... without penalty or cost.
choices to memorialize your loved one that give you the look and
memory picture you desire.
Anatomical Donation Services
Out-of-town Arrangement Services
Pre-need Funeral Planning Programs
that a life has been lived.
- Allows survivors
to remember and honor their loved one in a special way.
- Serves as
a central gathering place for family and friends to give emotional
and physical support to one another.
closure for the bereaved.
the grieving process.
the reality and finality of the death.
mourners to face the pain of their loss and express their thoughts
- Helps survivors
to better cope with their grief and enables them to move forward
with their lives.
is the second most common form of disposition in the United States
behind ground burial, and is selected for many reasons ranging
from religious beliefs or ethnic customs to cost. Most families
electing cremation are believed to do so simply because of personal
- Some people
are surprised to learn that cremation does not preclude a funeral
with all the traditional aspects of the ceremony. Visitation or
viewing with a funeral ceremony and church or memorial services
are options to be considered. Such rites are for the benefit of
the living, to help family and friends find support during their
bereavement and to honor the life and memory of the deceased.
creates new options, and as with any funeral arrangements can
be as individual as the people involved.
- After cremation
many people prefer to bury the cremated remains in an urn or urn
vault. Above ground entombment, permanent possession or scattering
are other choices for final disposition.
- What does
Pre-Need mean? For the same reasons you write a will, make retirement
plans, or buy life insurance, people feel that it is a good idea
to plan for the future and make their funeral arrangements.
- Peace of
mind... At the time of an actual funeral most decisions need to
be made within a few hours. By pre-planning, you can take your
time and make the decisions in an unhurried and thoughtful way.
- You can save
money... You can select the type of service you would like and
how much you would like to spend. By paying for a service now,
you can protect your assets from future unexpected expenses and
may qualify for Medicaid or SSI benefits.
touch... Many people have very specific ideas of how they would
like their service to be conducted. Many have personal hobbies or
interests that they would like incorporated into the service such
as a quilt display, fishing gear, or favorite family photos. Many
people have a special poem or bible verse they would like read or
a favorite song played. Making a service that is a personal tribute
is a lasting memory for the survivors and helps the grief process.
As a service
to families we have information on the following subject. Please
feel free to contact us to receive this information
Funerals for Future Medicaid Recipients A Buyer's Guide to Preneed
Funeral Planning - This guide can help you get the information you
need to make decisions when you prearrange your funeral. Are You
Prepared? The New Emergency Information Card
Please feel free to contact Mellissa Zuber, our Preneed Counselor. She may be reached at 319-330-8805.
tradition" for families does not end with the service. Attention
to detail continues with follow-up calls, document processing and
other family concerns.
loved ones and family members are remembered in a special "Coping
During The Holidays" program. Presented by a staff of bereavement
professionals, validation of your loss, fellowship with others and
helpful suggestions for coping with these difficult days are offered.
If you would
like information on grief support materials found in our facilities,
or would like more information on local resources, please call your
local Powell Funeral Home.