Many families who arrange a funeral service find the need for specialized services in order to meet their exacting needs. While we can accommodate most any request, below is a short list of the more commonly utilized “alternative” services.
Please contact Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home if you have any questions or particular needs.
Non-Traditional Burial, Entombment or Cremation without visitation. For this type of funeral service, you select the services and merchandise from several itemized options.
Private family viewings are available, but may be subject to time limitations. Please ask one of our staff about setting up a private viewing for your family.
A Memorial Service is the same as a traditional service, except the body is not present for the visitation or the funeral. The private family viewing explained above also applies here.
Traditional Ship-out allows you to select the type of services and merchandise for local arrangements and then the remains are shipped out of town for final services.
Limited Graveside Service is designed for those who want a ground burial or interment of cremains with a service only at the cemetery. Itemized options may be selected at the family's discretion.
Limited Family Viewing with Shipment is designed for those who want a private family viewing, but no other visitation prior to shipment of the casketed remains. Itemized options are also available to the family.
Ship-in Services are for those who want remains shipped to Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home for final services. Itemized options are available.
Direct Ship-out is when there is to be no local service and the remains are to be shipped to a funeral home out of town.
Although law does not require embalming, embalming may be necessary if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a viewing. If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose an arrangement, which does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
If you choose not to embalm, it is our policy to be notified prior to transporting the deceased to the funeral home. A non-embalmed body will be permitted in our funeral home for no longer than 24 hours.
We know that a funeral home with deep roots in the community, and relationships with local family and friends, can best help those who are grieving. That is why we are still family owned and operated, local, and continue to be dedicated to the community.
Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, P.A. | 7606 Old National Pike | Boonsboro,
MD21713-2002 | Tel: 1-301-432-8388 | Fax: 1-301-432-8399