Death Away from Home

When funeral arrangements must unexpectedly be made away from home, and family hearts are filled with mixed emotions, it is difficult to consider costs.  If you want to limit costs, the best practice is to contact the funeral home in the area where the funeral service and burial is to take place.



We handle the situation from then on and make all the arrangements for conveying of the deceased to the local funeral home for embalming and preparation for return to their home state.  You only need to contact us, give us some basic information and call us when you return to set a time for an arrangement conference. Unless you already have a funeral home selected in the area where the death occured, we strongly recommend that you allow our Funeral Director to make any contacts that are necessary.

The standard receiving policy in most other funeral homes is to give a credit for the embalming against their standard prices.  You may pay all other charges such as transfer casket, transfer container, out-of-town funeral home facilties, professional and staff services, transfer documents and transportation charges.  These costs can easily mount up to $1200 dollars or more, depending on the cost of transportation and charges of the out-of-town funeral home.  Transportation costs differ and fees are not uniform from funeral home to funeral home, so we cannot say exactly how much this might be.


If a family member dies while traveling outside the United States, the U.S. Embassy will come to your assistance.  You should call us immediately when a death occurs abroad.  We are well-versed in the procedures for returning the deceased to the United States.


If a death occurs outside of the forty-eight contiguous states or your family has already engaged another funeral home, Ambrose Funeral Home will apply liberal credits to services provided by others when selecting one of our complete full-service funerals.  Our membership in the National Funeral Directors Association as well as memberships in other national organizations prove us with funeral service contacts world wide.

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