Traditional Funeral Ending With Burial
This service option incorporates all of the aspects traditionally thought of regarding a funeral, such as an open casket visitation with a funeral service the following morning. The funeral service can take place at a church with a procession or within the funeral home. This service option would also include a procession to a cemetery, followed by a burial.
Traditional Funeral Ending With Cremation
This service option incorporates all of the aspects of a Traditional Funeral ending with burial, except that cremation is chosen as final disposition. There can still be an open casket visitation, funeral service or mass, and even a procession to a cemetery chapel for a final committal. However, when the services are completed, the remains are directed to a crematorium instead of a grave for burial. The option always remains to have the cremains buried at a later time.
Funeral With Visitation At Time Of Service
This service option allows for the condensing of the funeral services from two or more days into one. An open casket visitation would be held in the morning, prior to any formal funeral services taking place. Again, the funeral service itself can take place at a church or within the funeral home. This service, like the Traditional Funeral options, can end with a burial or cremation.
This service option is the simplest with regard to services ending with a burial. This option would allow for the director to oversee the burial of the remains at a cemetery of the family’s choice. Additional options are available to facilitate a graveside service with a minister or priest of the family ’s choice.
This service option is the simplest with regard to final disposition of the remains being cremated. In this case, the director will oversee the cremation of the remains and the return of the cremains to the family. Additional options are available to facilitate a memorial service, graveside service with burial, or scattering of the cremains.
This service option is available for people who want their remains donated to scientific study. In this case, the director oversees the transfer of the remains to the Anatomical Gift Association for further preparation and assignation to a local university for study. Additional options are available to facilitate a memorial visitation or memorial service.
The option is also available to pre-arrange and also to pre-fund any type of service.
Out of Town Services
We at the Gibbons Funeral Home are sensitive to the possibility that the deceased may have wanted to be interred outside of the metropolitan Chicago area, such as in their hometown, or country of their national ancestral origin.We are able to have the remains transported to any of the United States, or to many other countries around the world.
Note: There are many additional options that can be added or subtracted from any of the service options. All of these service options can be adapted to meet each family’s individual needs and wants. A detailed list of the costs involved with each type of service can be found on our General Price List.