Pre-Need Planning

Planning Ahead Can Make All The Difference

Eliminate Stress For Your Loved Ones

By prearranging your burial, you can alleviate the stress and burden of making tough decisions at an already difficult time for them.

It’s not easy to talk about your end-of-life wishes before you have to. But it’s one of the most important conversations you’ll ever have with your loved ones. By preplanning your burial, you can make sure your life is celebrated the way you want, and give your loved ones the peace-of-mind they need when the time comes.

Save Time and Money

Protect your loved ones from inflation by locking in today’s prices. No matter how high they might rise in the years between making the arrangements and your death it’s a guaranteed rate.

At Marion Cemetery you can now pre-purchase your Opening and Closing, Burial Vaults, Caskets and Death Date Engraving.

Opening / Closing

The Opening and Closing services are required not just for in-ground burials but also for entombment in a mausoleum crypt or a cremation niche. Essentially, opening and closing services refer to the work that the cemetery staff conducts to physically prepare the area for your loved one’s remains.

Burial Vaults

Marion Cemetery has increased its family service to now include burial vaults for at-need and pre-need services. A burial vault is required for all ground internments (Full Body and Cremation) at Marion Cemetery. A vault is designed to encase, seal and protect the casket/cremains from soil and moisture. Burial vaults will also carry the weight of the earth on a grave and protect the grave from the weight of cemetery machinery.

A variety of quality vaults are available through Marion Cemetery. A pre-need financing plan is available to make this purchase within the reach of every family. The Cemetery’s records afford us the opportunity to inform you as to the type of vault that was used by family members in the past, since most families wish to duplicate the type of vault their loved ones have previously selected.

A pre-arranged burial vault purchase will ease the emotional and financial burden on your survivors. This is a wise economic decision since funeral expenses usually rise annually. Your purchase of a burial vault will freeze the rising costs and give you the comfort of knowing that you have made an informed decision.

Our selection of vaults are all factory warranted and come at a substantial savings. Call one of our trained staff at the cemetery to answer all your questions and explain the variety of quality vaults available at Marion Cemetery.

All vaults used in Marion Cemetery must be sealed.


The Marion Cemetery is pleased to offer a full line of wood and metal caskets. There are eleven models offered in an assortment of styles and colors which are priced to accommodate both pre-need and immediate need selection. The wooden caskets are a high-gloss finish in dark oak or rosewood. The metal caskets come in either 18 or 20 gauge steel for exceptional durability.