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Burial & Cremation Options

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BURIAL SERVICES

When burial has been selected, typically ceremonies are designed with the casket in mind. Traditionally families participate in a viewing followed by a funeral service in a church.

This option though, is not your only choice.

There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate Burial (Direct Burial) means that your loved one’s physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering
  • Visitation (also called a “viewing,” “wake” or “calling hours”) allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
  • Funeral or Memorial Services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. 
  • Graveside, Chapel, or Committal Services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one are transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.


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CREMATION SERVICES

  • Cremation is an alternative to the traditional burial service and does not limit in any way how you choose to celebrate the life of your loved one. Personalized memorial services allow memories to be shared and the life of your loved one to be reminisced.

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can’t be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case—when you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service, as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one’s life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one’s final disposition:

  • Interment means that you’ll bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
  • Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one’s final resting place in a nearby location.


HONORING VETERANS

  • Tradition, honor, and dignity are the hallmarks of a military funeral.

No matter which combination of ceremonial elements you choose to include, we’ll help you pay tribute in a way that celebrates their sacrifice, patriotism, and dedication.

We’re proud to do our part in honoring our country’s veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation.

Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

  • We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.


Argos Funeral Services has partnered with Science Care to offer a no cost cremation service.

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CHANGE THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

As an alternative to traditional burial, funeral, or cremation, Science Care’s whole body donation program offers the chance to make a contribution that benefits others. By providing a vital service and a pathway to greater knowledge and discovery, together we can help save lives, advance medical research and education, and improve quality of life for families and the community.

Many people meet criteria for donation, including people with cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Please note that the final determination if an individual matches current research criteria is based on medical and suitability factors at the time of passing, in order to honor the intent of donation and safely serve the needs of the medical community. Exclusions may include contagious diseases, extreme obesity, and extensive orthopedic surgeries.

  • Upon acceptance, Science Care covers all costs of donation, including cremation, transportation, filing of the death certificate and the return of cremated remains.
HOPE™ Program

A GUARANTEE FOR HOSPICE PATIENTS AND THE TERMINALLY ILL

  • The Science Care Hope™ Program is a pre-screening program that allows patients, families, and healthcare providers to know with certainty if a donor meets current research criteria before the time of passing. This gives your family peace of mind when it’s needed most.


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MERCHANDISE

  • We are proud to offer a wide variety of high-quality burial products to ensure that your loved one's physical remains are cared for in a dignified and meaningful way.


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ONLINE TRIBUTES

  • If you cannot visit us in person, or if you wish to post a thoughtful message for other online visitors to read, please visit our  Obituaries Section: in this way you can still be with the family in thought by signing the online guestbook, expressing your condolences or sharing memories about the deceased.
  • You can also, send a floral tribute. We create a Free Obit for you if you request us. 


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High Definition Cinematography

  • Ask us about our full range of cinematography and production services for live or recorded broadcasts, and online Tribute Videos. 

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