Lois Towns
B: 1920-07-31
D: 2020-07-08
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Towns, Lois
Cynthia Rodriguez-Mendoza
B: 1972-04-26
D: 2020-07-08
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Rodriguez-Mendoza, Cynthia
Mary Venters
B: 1935-01-20
D: 2020-07-05
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Venters, Mary
Rosina Brungardt Rohr
B: 1924-10-07
D: 2020-07-04
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Brungardt Rohr, Rosina
Pete Rowland
B: 1943-07-19
D: 2020-07-04
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Rowland, Pete
John Harbaugh
B: 1945-07-14
D: 2020-07-04
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Harbaugh, John
Whey-Leah Parks
B: 1969-09-18
D: 2020-07-04
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Parks, Whey-Leah
Frances Norris
B: 1936-02-19
D: 2020-07-03
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Norris, Frances
Brenda Parks
B: 1962-02-25
D: 2020-07-03
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Parks, Brenda
Paula Prokop
B: 1946-05-23
D: 2020-07-02
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Prokop, Paula
Mary Ladner
B: 1938-12-12
D: 2020-07-02
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Ladner, Mary
Bettie Murphy
B: 1932-08-16
D: 2020-07-02
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Murphy, Bettie
Sally Adee
B: 1961-07-05
D: 2020-07-01
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Adee, Sally
Gloria Mills
B: 1945-02-27
D: 2020-06-30
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Mills, Gloria
Jason Hickman
B: 1971-04-07
D: 2020-06-30
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Hickman, Jason
Nancy Lobatos Herrera
B: 1987-10-26
D: 2020-06-27
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Lobatos Herrera, Nancy
Charles Weston
B: 1945-01-19
D: 2020-06-26
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Weston, Charles
Carl Hall
B: 1930-09-05
D: 2020-06-25
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Hall, Carl
William Stone
B: 1949-10-03
D: 2020-06-21
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Stone, William
Marcos Cardenas
B: 1993-07-10
D: 2020-06-21
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Cardenas, Marcos
Kelli Crouch
B: 1963-12-15
D: 2020-06-19
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Crouch, Kelli


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Our Services

All Garnand Funeral Homes are full-service funeral establishments offering personal, distinctive and affordable services to individuals and families of all religious faiths. Listed below is a general outline of the many services we offer. Please feel free to Contact Us at your convenience for a professional, no cost or obligation consultation, regarding any aspect of our services, merchandise or community resources.


  • Twenty-four (24) hour staff availability.
  • “Proudly Independent” – Owned and Operated by residents of the local area.
  • Accommodating to all major religious faiths.
  • Full-service funeral establishments, providing a complete array of diversified funeral, cremation, memorialization and alternative funeral service options.
  • Complete line of quality, affordable funeral merchandise including: Caskets, Burial Vaults, Grave Liners, Cremation Urns, Flowers, Keepsakes, Monuments And Markers, Memorials, Prayer and Mass Cards, Acknowledgement Cards, etc.
  • Professional, personalized, affordable, caring, dignified service.
  • All Funeral Directors are fully educated, licensed and experienced in all aspects of funeral and cremation service, along with being compassionate, dedicated and helpful people.
  • Transfer service to locations around the world.
  • Complete assistance with Veterans and Social Security Death Benefits, Life
  • Insurance processing, union or fraternal insurance processing, etc.
  • Complete Funeral Prearrangement Planning (funded and non-funded options)

Service Types

  • Traditional Funeral Services
  • Abbreviated (same day visitation/funeral)
  • Immediate Disposition
  • Alternative (memorial service, celebration service, humanistic service)
  • Cremation (with or without visitation/funeral service)
  • Anatomical Donation
  • Organ Donation
  • Out-Of-Town Arrangements (ship-in and ship-out, anywhere around the world)
  • We believe in flexible, sincere and highly personalized service.
  • Burial At Sea
  • Continuing Care


Across North America more and more families are asking about or considering cremation. Cremation dates back to ancient times and is a common form of final disposition. If you are considering cremation, you need to know about the many options available to you through Garnand Funeral Homes. When making cremation arrangements, keep in mind, you have unlimited options for memorialization. The most important thing is to create a farewell event that is meaningful and satisfying to you and others who will participate. Remember, there is no "standard" cremation arrangement. We have the experience to assist you in developing a customized cremation service that is "just right" for you and your family.

What is Cremation?

Some of the more common misunderstandings about cremation are; that the final result of cremation is a residue of ashes, or cremation is the final disposition of the deceased. Neither is correct. Cremation is a process of preparing human remains for final disposition. It is a technical heating process, which reduces the remains to its basic elements, primarily bone particles and fragments, which are referred to as "cremated remains". This reduction takes place through heat and evaporation in a cremation chamber. The basic elements remaining after cremation, depending on the size of the deceased, usually weigh on average, of approximately 5 lbs. and are further reduced in size for placement in either a permanent urn or a temporary container, suitable for transport.

Variety of Options/Services

Cremation in no way alters the purpose of visitation and funeral ceremonies. Such rites are for the benefit of the living, to help family and friends find support during their bereavement and to honor the life and memory of the deceased.

Nevertheless, the decision for cremation should be shared. A person may have often said, not necessarily in jest, "Just cremate me and dump the ashes." But when death does come, will that person's closest loved ones be comfortable with such an arrangement?

This poses a strong argument for prearrangement, in which decisions can be carefully considered and discussed without the pressures of time and emotion immediately after a loved one's death.

Cremation creates new options…and as with any funeral, arrangements can be as individual as the people involved.

Most families choose to hold services, which help the bereaved cope with the loss of a loved one. Services or ceremonies can precede or follow the actual cremation. Prior to cremation there may be a gathering, which may be either public or private, with an open or closed casket. When the service follows the cremation, a receptacle (or urn) containing the cremated remains may take a place of prominence. Following the ceremony, the final disposition of the cremated remains takes place. Cremation offers families choices for final disposition of the cremated remains and with cremation; you have the opportunity to select from a wide array of caskets, urns and keepsake memorials.

Creating a Legacy of Memories
It’s important to secure the memories and stories of a loved one. Learn more about why we offer the finest in online tributes and tribute videos, the Book of Memories™.
Steps in Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service
Outlining the basics, this page is a fine place to start for those families faced with making final care arrangements for a loved one. Here’s where you become familiar with what’s ahead.
What to Know When Choosing Burial
If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. This page details the questions involved, offering support to families choosing burial.
When Cremation is Preferred
Detailing the reasons why cremation is the preference of a growing number of families, this page also covers additional questions to ask once the cremation decision has been made.