1Is It More Expensive To Purchase A Crypt Rather Than Ground For Burial?
Not any more!. Historically it was more expensive, however, our beautiful community mausoleums make it very economical to inter above ground. Burial in a mausoleum crypt is very comparable with ground burial. For more information, please visit our Mausoleums page
2What Is The Difference Between A Crypt And A Niche?
A crypt is for the interment of a casket. A niche is for the interment of ashes or cremains in an urn.
3What Is A Vault And Why Is It Required?
A vault is a re-enforced concrete box which is placed into a grave. The casket is then interred within the vault. The main purpose of the vault is to reduce ground settling. With less ground settlement, your grave will need less maintenance such as re-filling and seeding. It also serves as some protection to the casket. There are no vaults made which will completely seal out all water, dirt, etc. from the casket or keep it from deteriorating.
4What Is The Difference Between A Single Depth And Double Depth Grave Openings?
A single depth opening is to 6 feet and will accommodate one burial. Our Pine Grove location will only permit single openings. Double depth openings are at 8 feet and will accommodate two burials in a single grave. Both Lawnview and Mount Peace will allow for double depth openings.
5How Many Cremains May Be Buried In A Single Grave?
A single grave will accommodate two cremains at the head of the grave.
6Why Should I Inter My Loved Ones Cremains In A Cemetery?
Many people like the idea of having some place special to visit there deceased family members to reflect and remember. If a loved one's cremains are interred in a cemetery, either in ground or in a niche, the family will have a lasting memorial.
7What Is Perpetual Care? Does It Cost Extra?
Perpetual care means that your cemetery property will be maintained in full forever. This includes grading, seeding, grass cutting, etc. Perpetual care of your grave is included with your purchase. There will never be a charge to you for general maintenance. However, you could purchase our Flower Endowment. This provides flowers or greens to your family grave for Easter, Memorial Day and Christmas. The purchase of a Flower Endowment would insure that your family grave would always be decorated without you having to lift a finger.
8If I Choose To Plant On My Family Grave, What Is Permitted?
You may plant any type of flower. We do not permit the planting of trees, shrubs or vegetables. Maintenance of flower bed is responsibility of the family and will be removed if not cared for.
9How Do I Find A Grave Location?
Our staff is happy to assist you with finding your grave location during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at Lawnview Cemetery and Mount Peace Cemetery. However, if you contact our office prior to visiting the cemetery, we will be happy to meet you and show you a location. We suggest you contact our main office
for more information.
10 How Do I Change The Name On A Lot Deed?
Please contact our main office
and we will make the necessary changes. There is a minimal charge of $50.00 for this service.
11What Would Happen If A Cemetery Had No More Available Ground Or Closes?
In the event that a cemetery would close to new burials or sales, the ground would remain as a cemetery. All ground would continue to be maintained in perpetual care.
12How Often Do Prices Increase?
Price increases thoughout the burial industry average 5-10% per year. The Odd Fellows' Cemetery Company Of Philadelphia strives to be competitive, yet to serve the best interests of our customers. Our prices may increased annually but the rate depends on many factors. The economic environment is generally the main determinant.