Our Services


We provide the following basic funeral-related services for all the families we serve: Arrange for transfer of deceased from the place of death and prepare the deceased in accordance with the family wishes, obtain a signed death certificate from the attending doctor, gather vital statistics and personal information required to complete the death certificate and prepare death notices and obituaries, notify the Social Security Administration, coordinate arrangements with churches, clergy, cemetery, crematory, florists and newspapers, and file the death certificate with the local registrar. We also assist with Veterans’ Administration claims and life insurance claims.

We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to answer any questions and attend to every detail of each service we arrange. At Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Homes, you will never have an answering machine or answering service take your call. Our staff in Fair Harbor and Painesville personally answers the telephones at all times.

  • 24-hour availability of staff.
  • Accommodating to all religious faiths.
  • Professional, personalized, affordable service.
  • All of our funeral directors are fully licensed and experienced in all aspects of funeral service and are compassionate, dedicated and caring people.
  • Transfer service to locations around the country or world.
  • Assistance with Veterans’ death benefits, Social Security death benefits, life insurance processing, etc.
  • Full-service funeral home, providing a selection of diversified funeral, cremation and alternative service options.
  • Complete line of quality, affordable merchandise including caskets, vaults, cremation urns, flowers, memorials, keepsakes, prayer, mass and acknowledgment cards, etc.
  • Funeral Prearrangement and Planning

Costs

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of an adult funeral is in excess of $5,000.

We offer complete Full-Service Traditional Funerals from $2,950, including:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Embalming and other preparation
  • Use of facilities, staff, vehicles and equipment for funeral ceremony and visitation or viewing
  • Transfer of deceased to funeral home
  • Casket coach to cemetery or other place of disposition
  • Memory table and/or picture board, and local flower delivery

Cremation

Cremation dates back to ancient times and is a common form of final disposition among a great many people. If you are considering cremation, you need to know about the many options available to you through Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Homes. When making cremation arrangements, keep in mind, you have unlimited options for memorialization. The most important thing is to create a farewell event that is meaningful and satisfying to you and others who will participate. Remember, there is no "standard" cremation arrangement. We have the experience to assist you in developing a customized cremation service that is "just right" for you and your family.

Cremation Options/Services

Many people believe that choosing cremation means limiting your options. This is not the case. There are many services and merchandise options available to you. Most families choose to hold services, which help the bereaved cope with the loss of a loved one. Services or ceremonies can precede or follow the actual cremation. Prior to cremation, there may be a gathering, which may be either public or private, with an open or closed casket. When the service follows the cremation, a receptacle (or urn) containing the cremated remains may take a place of prominence.

Following the ceremony, the final disposition of the cremated remains takes place. Cremation offers families choices for final disposition of the cremated remains, and with cremation, you have the opportunity to select from a wide array of caskets, urns and keepsake memorials.

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Pre-Planning

Funeral arrangements are personal and special for each family. Simply let us know of your personal preferences and wishes regarding the funeral service by visiting with us or by completing our online pre-arrangements form.

At the time of an actual funeral, most decisions need to be made within a few hours. But by preplanning the funeral, you can take your time to make the decisions in an unhurried and thoughtful way. You will relieve your family of the burden and it offers you the opportunity to let your family know your wishes.

For the same reasons you write a will, make retirement plans, or buy life insurance, people feel that it is a good idea to plan for the future and make their funeral plans. You can select the type of service you would like and how much you would like to spend. By paying for the service ahead of time, you can be assured the funds will be there at the time of the funeral.

We encourage you to discuss with your family the decisions that are important to you. Then, share those decisions with us at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home.

When Death Occurs Away from Home

When death occurs in a place far away from where you’d like to have services conducted, the problems might seem insurmountable. Please be assured that with one phone call to Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Homes, we will remove much of the burden from you. Through our affiliation with many funeral homes throughout the United States and abroad, we will arrange to have your loved one returned to this area so that funeral services may be arranged.
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