Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. offers compassionate funeral and cremation services in Reading, PA and the surrounding areas. Since 1955, we have been a family-owned and operated funeral home with a philosophy of providing for the needs of the families we serve which allowed our funeral establishment to grow. We care for families of all faiths and can assist those without a spiritual leader. We will listen, suggest, organize, and carry out ceremonies that are comforting and full of meaning. We have certified celebrants on staff for those who would prefer a non-religious celebration of life service. Our team is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Give us a call at (610) 376-0985 for more information.
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.
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:
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.
Maintaining respect in the funeral planning process doesn’t mean that you have to stick with a traditional funeral service. Instead, you must 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.
The cremation process is often a mystery to people because they do not get the opportunity to see what’s happening behind closed doors. This lack of understanding can lead some individuals into feeling anxious about how it works and whether or not their final wishes will be followed correctly. While we may not know all the details of how a traditional burial works, it’s easy enough for most people to imagine what happens with them. Understanding why that is can help ease some anxieties surrounding cremation since understanding more will give us peace of mind knowing exactly where our loved one has gone off to once their time here has come to an end.
Modern crematories are highly advanced with industrial furnaces that burn bodies in just 2-3 hours. Along the way, they make sure to do such things as:
Some cremation facilities allow the family of the deceased to witness the cremation process. Be sure to inquire about how many people can attend before making plans.
Cremation is the process by which a body’s decomposing flesh and bone are reduced to their essential elements. This often takes place in open flames, intense heat, and evaporation inside of specially designed furnaces called crematories or retorts. Many crematoriums require containers for bodies such as caskets appropriate for cremating or rigid cardboard boxes that can withstand extreme temperatures so they do not burn up during the process.
Cremation is an incineration process that produces 3 to 9 pounds of bones depending on the size and shape of the human body as well as what kind of container they were placed in before burning them. When cremating a body, any bits and pieces of wood or other materials in the container will also burn away along with incidental by-products from the incineration process such as ash residue and often called “cremation ashes or cremains”. The cremated remains of a body are not always ashes, but rather bone fragments which are then grounded up by a cremulator.
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 Exeter Township at 6 Fairlane Rd, Reading, PA 19606. Call to learn more about this location: (610) 779-2800
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?
Why choose Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc?