As a small, family-operated firm, we have found that nothing compensates for the personal, compassionate care of our professionally trained and talented staff. We support the remaining living while respectfully honoring and caring for the dead. We think of our clients as an extension of our families. We will care for you as we would hope to be cared for.
A Few Things To Know About Funeral Home and Cremations in Dewey, OK
Funeral services are generally held before the final disposition of the remains. This is because the body of the deceased is typically present for the service. After the funeral, the body may be interred in a cemetery or placed in an above-ground mausoleum. However, many people aren’t aware that the body can be cremated after the service if preferred.
Cremation services can be done any time after the legal requirements are met (generally, there is a required waiting period since cremation is irreversible). There are also permits needed to be issued before cremation can take place.
A direct cremation is typically done relatively soon after the death and has no attached services. This takes care of the pressing needs to honorably care for the remains and often allows families and loved ones the time to plan a memorial service at a later date.
Very often, cremation is held in conjunction with other services such as:
- Memorial services (with or without an urn present)
- A viewing or visitation service with the embalmed body held in a rented casket
- Full funeral services
It can be a great comfort to families and those who loved the deceased to have these honoring services. Experts on grief management generally agree that these are recommended to support a healthy grieving process. No matter what path you choose for funeral home and cremations in Dewey, OK, we are prepared to help you.
Particularly if cremation is chosen, we counsel our clients to think about creating a place of permanent memorialization. Even if you decide to scatter the ashes legally, it is important for the living to have a place to visit as often as they choose to feel closer to their loved one who has moved on. This can support the grieving process and make tough days just a little bit less painful.
Technology To Bring You Together
We offer professionally styled tribute videos to showcase your photographs, video clips, graphics, and music. This can be used as part of your chosen services, or it may be received as a meaningful and poignant keepsake to remember your loved one.
We also feature your loved one on a web-supported memorial page. This features the obituary and any other information desired by the family. In connection with this service, there are also tribute walls for the deceased. This creates a space where loved ones near and far can connect and offer their condolences and support.
Support for the Bereaved
At Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory, we know that you are only just beginning the process of your life without your loved one. Our services are targeted to help you through the initial days after the death. There is often much to do and many decisions to make. This can delay the onset of grief.
We have many resources, both digital and in our local spheres, with which we can arrange connections. No one should feel alone as they walk this path. Your care after the services of your loved one is important to us. We even have daily emails that you may subscribe to if you wish.
Contact Us With Your Questions
For any of your funeral home and cremation needs in Dewey, OK, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.