When planning a funeral, one of the many decisions you will make is where your loved-ones final resting place will be. Depending on whether you choose a cemetery, your home, your garden or some other location, you will need to choose an appropriate protective container. Your Oakey’s funeral director will match your specific needs to all available options, which may include caskets, vaults, or urns.
Each of our five chapels display a vast selection of caskets, urns, vaults and memorial items. Our funeral directors are available to help you decide what is right for you. Feel free to contact us at 540-982-2100 for further information.
Caskets are made in a wide variety of styles and materials. They can be made from a wide selection of hardwoods like oak, cherry, walnut, pecan, mahogany as well as hardwood veneers or from materials such as copper, bronze, stainless steel or steel. We also provide orthodox caskets and caskets for use in cremation.
Most cemeteries require that that casket be placed in an outer burial receptacle capable of withstanding the weight and pressures of the earth above and surrounding the receptacle. Our Merchandise Selection Rooms provide samples of vaults and other outer burial containers for each family to preview and make your selection of choice.
Memorial Urns are permanent containers to hold the cremains of your loved one. A wide range of styles and prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or discreet placement in a home are available. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in your selection process. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are very basic in style. Many of the urns can also be personalized with engravings or laser designs.
Depending on which cemetery you choose, you may need to house the urn in an urn vault. We can help you determine if you will need a vault, and help you choose which one is right for you.
Thumbies Fingerprint Keepsakes
Thumbies are crafted from a fingerprint, footprint or handprint of your loved one. From a two-dimensional ink or scanned print, artisans create a three-dimensional wax mold that is then cast in precious metal using the ancient art of lost wax casting. Polished and engraved, perhaps embellished with a stone or chain, this is a one-of-a-kind keepsake.
It doesn't matter where in the valley you live,
you may request any of our chapels and any Manager, regardless of the chapel in which they serve.more