Many families choose caskets, urns, burial vaults, or other outer burial containers as part of funeral services. Your dedicated funeral director can guide you through the choices in our newly remodeled casket selection room. Our knowledgeable team can help you find the casket or urn that honors your loved one best.
The caskets and urns we offer boast numerous personalization options that acknowledge hobbies, interests, faith, and military or first responder service. Our goal at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home is to ease the stress of funeral service planning and provide support during this difficult time.
Contact us today to learn more about our selection of caskets and urns in De Soto, MO.
The Caskets We Offer in De Soto
Our well-lit casket selection room houses thirty casket options designed by Batesville Casket Company, an innovative leader in funeral service products. Batesville manufactures every casket in the United States, paying special attention to detail.
Casket materials, design elements, details, and personalized features reflect your loved one’s personality. We offer three distinct casket selections in various metals and styles: the Conventional Collection, Commemorative Collection, and Classic Collection.
The Conventional Collection features traditional steel and wood styling with simple lines and detail. Families can personalize their loved one’s casket with a Commemorative Tribute Panel. These panels provide a personal way of highlighting interests, faith, and values. Choose from several Commemorative Tribute Panel design options, such as:
- Spiritual symbols
- Organizational emblems
- Favorite pastimes
- Special relationships
The Commemorative Collection allows you to choose from a wide assortment of tribute options that celebrate meaningful aspects of your loved one’s life. Removable tribute options rest directly on the casket’s corners and/or interior panel and, after the funeral, serve as lasting keepsakes.
Whatever tribute option you choose will depict your loved one’s spirituality, affiliations, hobbies, and relationships. The Commemorative Collection provides touching ways to tell a story at no additional cost.
Caskets in the Classic Collection feature timeless elegance and exceptional finishes. Premium materials such as wood and steel comprise the exteriors, while silk, satin, velvet, and polyester line the interiors. Choose between gorgeous handles and medallions to add subtle personalization.
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Types of Urns
Urns are vessels specifically designed to hold cremated ashes. They can range from basic to ornate styles and have various personalization opportunities. Popular styles include:
- Individual: Designed to hold one body’s ashes, individual cremation urns are available in numerous materials, such as wood, marble, or metal. They typically contain a personalized engraved plate or easel and decorative accents.
- Companion: Companion cremation urns can hold the ashes of two individuals, either in separate connected chambers or a single vessel. You can also personalize companion urns with engraved plates or easels.
- Decorative: Decorative urns are keepsakes holding only a small portion of an individual’s ashes. Families often choose the decorative style to display in their homes and stay connected with their loved ones.
- Eco-friendly: A biodegradable urn is a great option if you plan to bury your loved one’s ashes or toss them into a body of water. Eco-friendly vessels are available in many shapes and sizes and break down naturally over time.
Caskets & Urns FAQs
How much do caskets cost?
Casket prices vary. Some caskets cost less than $1000.00, while those containing premium material and detail may total tens of thousands of dollars. We offer several options in all price ranges, so you can properly tribute your loved one within your budget. Your funeral director can show you a price list with every casket available.
Why are caskets so expensive?
Casket material is one of the primary characteristics factoring into the total cost. Therefore, copper or bronze caskets are typically more expensive than steel. Further, mahogany or walnut species cost more than poplar or veneered wood. The lining material and ornamentation also affect the cost, as does attention to detail.
Do I need a casket for cremation?
Some may choose cremation as a method of final disposition but prefer a public service or private viewing beforehand. We offer cremation and ceremonial casket options for visitations, viewings, or services. Although casket use is optional in a simple cremation, you must purchase an outer container for safe handling.
What's the difference between a casket and a coffin?
Caskets and coffins share the same purpose: to provide a dignified way of housing individuals’ bodies. However, the most considerable difference between them is their design. Coffins have eight sides and resemble a bodily shape, while coffins have four and are rectangular.
What are the size options for caskets?
Caskets are available in several sizes, depending on the deceased. Common options are as follows:
- Standard: Suited for anyone up to 6’10” in height and 350 lbs in weight
- Oversized: Suited for anyone up to 7’5” in height and 450 lbs in weight
- Children: Include small, medium, and large sizes
- Infant: Typically resemble a shoe box size and shape
What's the difference between a half-couch and a full-couch casket?
Half-couch caskets are available in two pieces. One side displays the deceased’s upper half for viewings or visitations, while the other covers the lower half. Full-couch caskets show the entire body at once for open-casket funeral services.
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At Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto, MO, we assist families with planning funeral services honoring their loved ones. Our compassionate funeral directors and team members provide expertise and support throughout the process. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our selection of caskets & urns in De Soto, MO.Contact Us
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Your loved one’s life should be honored in a way that would make them proud. Our team of caring, compassionate funeral directors is available to help 24 hours a day to help you add the personal touches that celebrate their life.
No matter if you want to honor your loved one with a casual ceremony or a formal one, our services allow all attending the service to express their heartfelt gratitude for the part their loved one played in shaping their life.
We provided memorial service options for loved ones who choose cremation over a traditional burial. All of our cremation services include assistance with the permanent placement of the urn at a cemetery or columbarium.