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General Price List

Harper Funeral Homes General Mailing Address

Harper Funeral Homes, Business Office, P.O. Box 466, Avilla, Indiana 46710

These prices are effective as of July 3, 2017 and are subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the goods and services you selected.


Services of the Funeral Director and Staff - $1,910

Our services include: conducting the arrangements conference; planning the funeral; consulting with family and clergy; shelter of remains; preparing and filing of necessary notices; obtaining the necessary authorizations and permits; coordinating with the cemetery, crematory, or other third parties. In addition, this fee includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead costs.

This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)


Embalming - $1,095

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.


Other Preparations

Dressing, Casketing, Cosmetics - $275

Hairstyling - $55

Donor or Autopsy Repair - $425

Washing and Disinfecting Unembalmed Remains - $215

Custodial Fee for Shelter of Remains (per day after 48 hours) - $165


Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home

Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home - $475

(Within 35 Miles)


Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Our Facility

Viewing/Visitation (based on 4 hours)  - $695

Funeral Ceremony - $575

Memorial Service - $575


Use of Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Another Facility

Viewing/Visitation (based on 4 hours)  - $575

Viewing/Visitation Prior to Services (up to 2 hours)  - $225

Funeral Ceremony - $575

Memorial Service  -$575

Graveside Service  -$575

Additional fee for Services or Visitation held on Sunday or Holiday - $345


Automotive Equipment

Casket Coach (Hearse) - $255
(Within 35 miles)

Limousine - $595
(Must Be Arranged at Initial Conference)

Lead Car/Service Vehicle - $175
(Within 35 Miles)

Flower Car/Utility Vehicle - $175

(Within 35 Miles)

Transfer to/from Crematory - $255


Direct Cremation - $2,850

Our charge for a direct cremation (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; transportation to crematory; necessary authorizations; and returning remains in a temporary container.  This fee does not include an alternative container to encase the body or the crematory fee.

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering).


Immediate Burial - $2,850

Our charge for an immediate burial (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; and local transportation to the cemetery.


Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home - $2,850

Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; embalming; or other preparation of remains, if relevant; and local transportation.


Receiving of Remains from Another Funeral Home - $2,650

Our charge includes: basic services of the funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; care of remains; transportation of remains to funeral home and to cemetery or crematory.


Registers, Cards and Programs

Acknowledgement Cards - $12.50 to $45
(As selected (Per box of 25)


Visitors Register - $60 to $110
(As selected)


Memorial Folders - $45 to $75
(As selected)


Laminated Bookmarks - $2
(Price Each)

Vault Company Service Charge - $295

Vault Company Service Charge: Additional Charge on Weekend and Holidays  -$175

Video Tribute - $50.00

(Up to 60 photos)

Additional DVD Tribute Copies - $15 each

(1st additional copy up to 4 copies)

Additional DVD Tribute Copies - $10 each

(5th additional copy or more)

Memorial Candle - $15

Final Date Cutting on Monument - $125.00
(Minimum 90 day delay on most orders)
Crematory Fee - $250

Crematory Fee - $500

(For deceased over 300lbs)

Death Certificates - Noble County - $12.00

Death Certificates - Allen County - $13.00

Death Certificates - Elkhart County - $12.50

Death Certificates - De Kalb County - $10.00


Miscellaneous

Refrigeration (per day) - $145.00

Rental Casket - $995.00

Casket Insert - $300.00

Shipping of cremated remains - $105


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