Ames Means Extraordinary Service

Basic Services

Our professional service charge includes, but is not limited to, consultation with family and others, arrangements and directions desired, procurement, preparation and filing of necessary notices, authorizations and consents, care and custody of the body, filing certificates and obtaining permits, record keeping, operation expenses, and supervision of activities. The fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the cost of the funeral arrangements you select.

Embalming and Preparations

Embalming is not required by law, but it may be necessary if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a viewing.

If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose another arrangement, such as cremation or immediate burial.

Other body preparation services we offer include: 

  • Cosmetology, grooming, dressing, casketing
  • Hairdressing
  • Alternate care (if no enbalming, bathing and surface disinfection is recommended)
  • Restoration of remains (per hour, with minimum of one hour)
  • Refrigeration, if needed
  • Crematory fee
  • Medical examiner’s fee

Immediate Burial

Our charges include: transfer of remains to funeral home, basic services of funeral director and staff, casketing, and a hearse to the cemetery. Contact us to discuss moving remains to or from another funeral home.

Options include:

  • Immediate burial with container provided by purchaser
  • Immediate burial with minimum casket

Automotive Equipment

  • Transfer of remains to funeral home
  • Floral vehicle, lead car pre-funeral
  • Hearse/funeral coach for visitation
  • Hearse/funeral coach for funeral
  • Transfer of remains to airport, train station, or other transport destination
  • Limousine 

Direct Cremation

For a direct cremation, our charges include: transfer of remains to funeral home, basic services of funeral director and staff, crematory charge, and medical examiner’s fees. 

Options include: direct cremation with container provided by purchases, direct cremation with cremation tray, and direct cremation with alternative fiberboard container.

State and local laws do not require a casket for direct cremation. If you would like to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.