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Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. has been caring for families and their loved ones in Berks County for over 60 years. We have had five family funerals with you and have always been well pleased with the professional quality of the service. We offer four convenient locations throughout the Greater Suburban Reading area with locations in Hampden Heights, Shillington, Sinking Spring, and Exeter Township.

Our beautiful facilities at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. were designed to provide a sense of warmth, peace, serenity, and closure. Our caring professionals will listen, suggest, organize, and carry out ceremonies that are comforting and full of meaning. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. If you need help through this difficult time, Call (610) 376-1120 for immediate assistance today.

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At Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., we understand the importance of providing support and care in a difficult life experience. It is hard to say goodbye to someone you love, which is why you need to lean on the services offered for funeral and cremation planning in Reading, PA.

Whether you prefer traditional funeral services or you are looking to design a unique funeral plan, our team at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. is here to assist. We offer a listening ear and personalized planning services to ensure that every detail of the event matches the needs of the family.

What Makes Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. Unique?

Why should you choose our team instead of other services in the area? We’re focused and dedicated to the satisfaction of your family. You can rest assured knowing your loved one is in good hands because they never leave our care.

In addition to standard funeral services, we provide unique solutions to make it easier than ever to plan a dignified, respectful service for your loved one. These services include:

  • On-Site Crematory: Our private crematory was designed to give your family peace of mind. There’s no need to send the remains to another provider. We have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to perform respectful cremations at our location. You can choose a standalone cremation if desired, or pair this choice with other funeral services that are offered.
  • Cremation with Confidence Guarantee: We are so confident in the cremation process that we exclusively offer the Cremation with Confidence Guarantee. This 10-step cremation process is designed, so your loved one never leaves our care. Rest assured knowing the cremated remains returned to your family are those of the deceased. Not only do we promise the highest levels of respect and dignity, but we also safeguard the personal identity and use a unique tracking system to oversee every phase of the cremation process. 
  • Celebration of Life Tribute Packages: What is the best way that you can show respect for your loved one? A celebration can be designed to reflect both the lifestyle and personality of the deceased. We will help you incorporate unique stories, experiences, and songs that define the individual, highlighting the memories that can be cherished for years to come. We offer a library of resources available to add personal touches with ceremonies, music, readings, and more. 
  • Certified Celebrants: A certified celebrant is more than an industry professional trained in funeral services. We are trained to meet the needs of families in their time of loss. At Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. we’ll help you design a personalized tribute service that honors the memory of your loved one. 

When to Start Funeral and Cremation Planning in Reading, PA

When is the right time to reach out to an experienced funeral home for assistance? At Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. we offer immediate support when the funeral services are unexpected. You should contact us as soon as possible so we can offer guidance and support for the transportation and coordination required for the deceased.

But there is no reason why you should procrastinate your planning for funeral and cremation services in Reading, PA. Instead of leaving these decisions to the last minute, consider the benefits of working with our team for preplanning services. We are just a phone call away and can help you get started with this process at your convenience.

Preplanning allows you to reduce the burden and stress left on your family when it is time to schedule the funeral. Your loved ones won’t need to face the most difficult decisions regarding end of life services. Instead, your funeral plan will already be in place because you coordinated these services in advance.

What are your preferences for funeral services? Share your desired details with our team, which will give you the assurance that your wishes and desires will be respected after you are gone. We will keep this information on file until it is time to schedule the event.

Customizing Funeral Services

Maintaining respect in the funeral planning process doesn’t mean that you have to stick with a traditional funeral service. Instead, it is important that you design an event that matches the preferences of the deceased. Our team is here to assist with this process, ensuring optimal results for your family.

We offer everything that you need for funeral and cremation planning in Reading, PA. Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. offers two convenient locations. Visit the Hampden Heights funeral home at 1605 Rockland St., Reading, PA 19604. Call this location to schedule an appointment: (610) 376-0985. Or, Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. is located in the Exeter Township at 6 Fairlane Rd, Reading, PA 19606. Call to learn more about this location: (610) 779-2800

Funeral & Cremation FAQs

How pre-arranged funeral service works?

A pre-arranged or prepaid funeral plan is an arrangement between an individual or a family member in which the funeral home prepares layouts everything connected to funeral service before the client’s death and prepaying the funeral home.

What are the advantages of pre-arranged funeral services? 

  • Keeps you fixed from the rising cost of funeral services
  • Planning ahead will make all your wishes fulfilled
  • It covers all memorial service, burial, cremation, and other funeral expenses
  • It takes away the financial and emotional pressure from the bereaved family

Why choose Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc?

  • Distinguished veteran services
  • Celebration of life tribute packages
  • Celebration of life ceremony
  • Memorial and graveside services
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Why do undertakers embalm?

Undertakers in Reading embalm the deceased to help slow down the decomposition. Embalming helps prevent the process of quick decay upon viewing of the body and as it is laid out at funeral homes. Also, it has been a practice for many years to restore the physical appearance making it presentable for funeral service.

What do undertakers do?

Undertakers in Reading has many responsibilities. Besides embalming, they make the proper arrangements of taking care of the dead body’s logistics, the wishes of the deceased and family members. Together with the funeral directors, they take care of the important details such as location, dates, and times of wake or memorial service.

How do undertakers embalm a body?

Undertakers perform embalming by cleaning the body before performing incisions to remove bodily fluids, excrements, and sometimes the organs. Undertakers in Reading use machines to inject embalming fluid through arteries and body cavities to prevent the body from decaying quickly.

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