Service Options

Funeral planning can be a difficult process while grieving the loss of a loved one. But having a funeral provides those who are grieving a place to receive support, come to terms with their loss, say goodbye, and honor their loved one’s life. Being surrounded by family and friends lets everyone share stories and memories and creates a lasting support system as everyone begins their grief journey.



Burial Services

There are several services to choose from for a loved one’s burial:

  • A visitation, also called a viewing, calling hours, or wake, lets everyone gather in a room with your loved one in an open or closed casket to say goodbye and express condolences.
  • Funerals are held at a funeral home or place of worship. The service is for celebrating and honoring your loved one’s life. Typically, a visitation or viewing is preceding the service, but is not required. Both the visitation and service can be personalized to your loved one’s passions.
  • Memorials can be held at the funeral home, place of worship, or other venues. It is a time to reflect on and pay homage to the life lived. In this instance, the deceased and casket is not present, the burial could have already taken place, or the deceased may have been cremated.
  • Graveside committal services take place at the cemetery. They are usually shorter than a service at the funeral home or place of worship. You can have a graveside service for both a traditional burial or cremation.
  • For immediate burial, the deceased will be buried without a viewing, public service or gathering.

Cremation Services

For cremation services, you may still have a visitation and funeral service to honor your loved one’s life. After the cremation and services, there are several options for your loved one’s final disposition:

  • Interment is when you bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in a family plot or cremation niche.
  • Graveside committal services are similar to traditional ground burials, as everyone is at the cemetery for the burial of the cremated remains.
  • Scattering is when you spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, over water, or another significant location. You also can choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
  • By placing cremated remains in multiple urns, family members who live in different locations can each have their loved one's final resting place close to them.

Payment Options

We don't want your family to feel like you must settle on arrangement options due to your financial circumstances. That’s why we have multiple online payment options to help you plan the funeral that your loved one deserves:

  • We accept payments online via all major credit cards — Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. You can use our online payment platform to conveniently and securely pay by a credit card today.
  • We offer crowdfunding for funeral services, memorial funds, and other expenses. We have all the features of other major crowdfunding sites with less fees.
  • If your loved one has a life insurance policy you want to use for funeral expenses, please reach out to us. We are happy to review options and work with you and your insurance company.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want more information.

Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc - Harrisburg
Phone: (717) 652-8888
6011 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112

Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc - Hershey
Phone: (717) 533-7700
88 Lucy Ave., P.O. Box 475, Hershey, PA 17033

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