Funeral homes have a very high profit margin on funeral and memorial items like caskets and urns. The Federal Trade Commission Rule 16 C.F.R. Part 453 states that funeral homes can no longer require that you purchase a casket from them, nor can they make the casket purchase a requirement in order for you to obtain other items and services from them. If you choose to purchase your casket from a source other than the funeral home you are using, the funeral home MUST accept the casket you have provided without duress or embarrassment to you.
Don't allow the emotions of your loss convince you to spend more than you can afford on a traditional funeral casket. Think about why you are purchasing the casket. The purpose of a casket is to give the deceased a dignified means of being transported to a funeral service, then to the burial or cremation. And the casket contains the remains after burial.
Memorial Monuments can help you choose the right casket for your loved one's funeral or memorial service and burial. You can be assured the casket you purchase will be reasonably priced without sacrificing quality. You will not find a better service or more caring people than Memorial Monuments of Sulphur Springs. We hope the information below will assist you in selecting a casket. The images are a small sampling of the caskets we have available. Talk with us about your needs and preferences. We can provide just the type and style of casket you want at a price you can afford.
Hardwood caskets offer warmth and beauty. Hardwood caskets are handcrafted and available in a variety of styles with unique grain patterns. The woods most commonly used for caskets are walnut, cherry, mahogany, oak, pecan, pine & poplar.
Steel caskets are the least expensive type of caskets. Steel caskets offer strength and durability and, if treated chemically, some protection against rust and corrosion. 16 gauge is the heaviest weight steel casket available. A 20 gauge basic sealing casket combines the strength of steel with a low cost.