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Funeral Services
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff

Our fee for the services of funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to: staff to respond to initial request for service; arrangement conference with family or responsible party; arrangement of funeral; preparation and filing of necessary authorizations and permits; recording vital statistics; preparation and placement of obituary notices; staff assistance prior to, during, and following the funeral; including coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral, e.g., cemetery, crematory, and others.

Also included in these charges are overhead expenses relative to our facility such as insurance, maintenance, and utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs, and equipment and inventory costs. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee, or a portion of it, is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burials, funeral packages, and forwarding or receiving remains.)


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 Preparation of the Body Includes, but is Not Limited To:
  • Cosmetology
  • Hairdressing/barbering
  • Dressing and casketing of remains
Additional Preparation of the Body (where applicable):
  • Autopsy Care Free
  • Bio-Hazard Care
  • Temporary Shelter of Deceased
  • Sanitary Care of Deceased
  • Pace-Maker removal
  • Restoration of Deceased
  • Refrigeration of Deceased
Funeral Home Facilities, Equipment, and Staff are Available For:
  • Viewing/Visitation
  • Funeral Ceremony
  • Memorial Service
  • Church Service
  • Graveside Attending
Funeral Livery/Motor Equipment Available For:
  • Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home (Institutional)
  • Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home (Home Call)
  • Funeral Coach (Hearse)
  • Lead Procession Sedan (Escort/Clergy Car)
  • Service/Utility Vehicle
  • Additional Services

Additional Services:

  • Cemetery Tent Rental Fee (with casket-size vault available)
  • Cemetery Set-up (device, grass, and chairs)
  • Packaging and Mailing of Cremated Remains
  • Scattering of Cremated Remains (over land or sea)
  • Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home
  • Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home
  • Immediate Burials
  • Direct Cremation
Funeral Service Packages

Our firm offers service packages of our most requested funeral services. Packages offer a wide variety of choice to the consumer and include all types of burials. We offer:
  • Traditional Funeral Packages (earth burial)
  • Value-Line Funeral Packages (earth burial)
  • Direct Cremation (no viewing or attendant rites)
  • "Memorial" Cremation Package (no viewing)
  • "Traditional" Cremation Package (viewing)
On behalf of the entire staff at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, I'd like to personally thank you for your interest in our funeral firm. Should you require additional explanation on any arrangements mentioned above please feel free to contact us at the numbers below. Further quotes and information are available, and as always, the information will be presented to you at no cost or obligation.

Timothy P. Houser, Supervisor
300 North Julian Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
(814) 472-7040
Mark E. Letzo, Supervisor
1310 Shoemaker Street
Nanty Glo, PA 15943
(814) 749-7400

For calls outside Pennsylvania call: 1-800-774-4898