Today, funeral and memorial services can be as varied as the individual they represent. Our compassionate staff takes time with each family we serve to get to know your loved one so that we can help you plan a fitting tribute to someone special in your life.
A funeral can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. The things that had meaning to your loved one will also give meaning to the people who attend the service. Sharing memories with others can be as simple as displaying photos, a video memorial of photographs, playing a special song or telling a personal story.
We at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home will work with you to help plan a funeral, memorial service, or gathering that reflects your family's wishes and honors the loved one who was so special to you.
We have included the following information to make it easier for you.
We offer limousine service for the family, clergy and pallbearers, as well as a hearse and flower vehicle to the cemetery.
Minister, Priest, Celebrant . . .
Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable in the funeral customs of most religions, as well as those of various fraternal orders. We will assist and work together with your clergy person or can recommend one if you wish. Many of our families choose to honor their loved ones through non-religious forms of memorialization, and we can assist with that as well.
Funeral and Memorial Services
Full service in our chapel
Full services in other facility or church
Cremation with memorial service
Military Funeral Services
In addition to our full service funerals, we plan and coordinate funerals with full military honors. We have direct contact with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marines along with the local American Legion Chapter, taking care of all details for the families of veterans. All that needs to be provided is the veteran's honorable discharge documents.
Photo Memorial Folders and Video Tributes
At Stephenson-Dearman we are able to provide along with our traditional line of funeral printing, Photo Memorial Folders and Prayer Cards, which we produce in-house, using state of the art printing equipment.
Another important service that we provide our families is the Video Tribute. Funeral personalization is a very important part of the funeral service industry today. Our facility is equipped with the latest audio/video technology to provide Video Tributes in DVD and/or PowerPoint format. This video is professionally produced in-house, using personal photographs representing the life of the loved one provided by the family, and can be shown on our large flat screen in our chapel during the visitation time or during the funeral service. We provide one copy at no charge to the family and give them the option of purchasing additional copies.
Cemetery Monuments and Markers
Let our family help your family create a memorial that graciously honors those memories. We offer a beautiful array of monuments and markers to choose from and have the experience to assist you in your selection. We provide various styles and colors of granite including pictures embedded onto a ceramic dish, or computerized etchings of pictures and/or scenes to honor and capture the spirit of the person who was so special to you.
Government and Insurance Payments
Our directors will help you obtain, fill out, and file forms for insurance documents, pensions, social security, union and veteran benefits etc. You can be assured that these matters are always handled in strict confidence. For your convenience, we provide an in-house Notary Public.
When a death occurs outside our community, you can rely on Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home to handle all the details. We have contacts in almost every city in the United States and many cities throughout the world. We can arrange services, burial, or the details to transport your loved one home if needed. In this way, we can help you avoid duplication of effort, expense, anxiety, and needless travel.