Obituaries

Frank Charles Parker, Jr.
B: 1928-04-12
D: 2018-11-15
View Details
Parker, Jr., Frank Charles
Marcella "Marcy" Ann Darr
B: 1951-12-19
D: 2018-11-12
View Details
Darr, Marcella "Marcy" Ann
Barbara Jean "Jeanie" Severe
B: 1933-07-08
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
Severe, Barbara Jean "Jeanie"
Martin "Dale" Hunt
B: 1927-02-02
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Hunt, Martin "Dale"
John Wyckoff
B: 1934-06-21
D: 2018-11-01
View Details
Wyckoff, John
Clarence William Curtis
B: 1949-03-03
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Curtis, Clarence William
Larry Lewis Motley, Sr.
B: 1956-12-16
D: 2018-10-26
View Details
Motley, Sr., Larry Lewis
Darrell Allen Gardner
B: 1938-01-01
D: 2018-10-26
View Details
Gardner, Darrell Allen
Barbara Jean Foster
B: 1940-05-04
D: 2018-10-25
View Details
Foster, Barbara Jean
David Whitlock
B: 1960-09-09
D: 2018-10-23
View Details
Whitlock, David
Jackie "Jack" Allen Fagan
B: 1935-06-15
D: 2018-10-21
View Details
Fagan, Jackie "Jack" Allen
Richard August Boehm, Sr.
B: 1941-05-25
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Boehm, Sr., Richard August
Rebecca Diane Farr
B: 1960-04-28
D: 2018-10-08
View Details
Farr, Rebecca Diane
Julia Louise Welborn
B: 1949-03-25
D: 2018-09-30
View Details
Welborn, Julia Louise
James Dean Hardin
B: 1963-06-03
D: 2018-09-28
View Details
Hardin, James Dean
Jonathon Ryan Richardson
B: 1981-04-21
D: 2018-09-25
View Details
Richardson, Jonathon Ryan
Ruth Garges
B: 1923-03-15
D: 2018-09-22
View Details
Garges, Ruth
Barbara Lee Tommey
B: 1934-11-09
D: 2018-09-22
View Details
Tommey, Barbara Lee
Cole Damon Merrill
B: 1973-03-04
D: 2018-09-17
View Details
Merrill, Cole Damon
Myrna Lee Sachse
B: 1938-09-24
D: 2018-09-17
View Details
Sachse, Myrna Lee
Suzanne Rogers Fisher
B: 1946-12-29
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Fisher, Suzanne Rogers

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
222 West 3rd Street
CAMERON, MO 64429
Phone: 816-632-2158
Fax: 816-632-6316
What to Know When Choosing Burial - Poland-Thompson Funeral Home

What to Know When Choosing Burial

For thousands of years, burial has been a traditional means of caring for the physical remains of a loved one. Historical precedence is one thing, but for you, burial may simply be the tradition of your family. When burial is chosen, your loved one may be:

  • Interred in the ground in a regulated cemetery, or if local legislation allows, on private property
  • Entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum
  • Buried at sea
     

It’s a Deeply Personal Decision

Even if it isn’t what your family has commonly done over the years, there are many personal reasons you may have to choose burial over cremation. These could include:

  • Religious or geographical preferences
  • An aversion to the cremation practice of using flame to reduce the remains to ash
  • You wish to erect a monument in honor of your loved one
  • You wish to have a natural location where you can visit, graced with trees and open spaces

    
Decisions and Costs

If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. For example:

  • Do you wish the body to be embalmed?
  • What kind of casket and burial vault would you prefer?
  • Which cemetery would you select, and do they have space available?
  • What type of monument, headstone or grave marker would you like?
  • What words would you like to put on the headstone, marker, or monument?

Remember that each of these decisions involve related costs which may impact your final decision. These include:

  • Selection of the casket and protective burial vault required by the cemetery
  • The purchase of a cemetery plot, if your family doesn’t already have the rights to one.
  • The headstone or grave marker, and any placement fees charged by the cemetery.

You should also know that each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.

We know this is a lot to absorb – that’s why we make ourselves available to you and your family night or day. It is our responsibility to guide you in caring for your loved one. Call us with any questions you may have.
 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.