Must I Use the Cemetery That’s Associated with My Funeral Home?
Post by: Ask The Director
Here’s a scenario that occasionally comes up in the funeral planning process: There is a particular funeral home that you wish to help you with the service, but you don’t want to be limited in your choice of cemeteries. What many families want to know is, is it required to use the cemetery that’s associated with the chosen funeral home?
Thankfully, this isn’t something you will have to deal with too often; today, the overwhelming majority of funeral homes are independent, meaning they can work with any cemetery in the area, and don’t have a single cemetery that they are associated with. Indeed, this is one of the primary reasons to work with an independent funeral home—they can coordinate services with any cemetery of your choosing.
As for cases where the funeral home you choose does have its own cemetery, that’s usually not something you’ll have to worry about. The role of the funeral home is to help you through the necessary arrangements and to ensure that you get the kind of service that truly honors your departed loved one. It is almost unheard of for any funeral home to require the use of a particular cemetery.
The bottom line for those who have recently experienced a loss: You probably have a specific way in which you hope to honor the life and memory of your loved one, and a good funeral home can provide you with the options you need to do so. Contact a local funeral home director with any additional questions or concerns.