Whether you prefer a funeral with many guests or a simple service for a few close friends and family, Burton can help you plan the service that celebrates your loved one's life in a special and meaningful way.
You can choose when and where to hold the service. You can choose the music, the prayers and the personal touches as well. We are here to honor your wishes and offer guidance if needed.
If you would prefer to speak with someone, please call us at 814-454-4551.
Here is a range of personalized services we can provide.
This service includes embalming, services of funeral director and staff, one day of viewing hours, and the funeral service at the funeral home or the local church of your choice. We also provide a register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards, and the necessary transportation to and from locations. Your floral tributes will be displayed. You can also bring in photographs and other memorabilia to personalize your service and honor your loved one. Burton will arrange and coordinate all of the details for you.
A graveside service is an optional ceremony conducted at the burial site of your loved one.
A personalized memorial service can be held at Burton in one of our all-faith chapels or at an off-site location of your choice.
A video tribute is a custom designed presentation of photos, poems, and artwork that is set to music and played during visiting hours at the funeral home to help family and friends recall the life of your loved one. After the funeral, the video tribute is yours to keep as a treasured keepsake.
Every family is different. Funeral ceremonies can be tailored to your religious and cultural traditions, budget, and personal preferences.
Burton Funeral Homes offers a variety of professional cremation services. We have our own on-site crematory, so you can be assured your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect from the moment he or she enters our care.
Even though you choose cremation, your loved one’s body can still be present for viewing, publicly or privately, during visiting hours or before the service. Or you can choose to have your loved one’s ashes present at the funeral home, church, or off-site memorial service.
After cremation, you can choose to keep the ashes, scatter them, bury them, or place them in a niche in a columbarium or mausoleum.
Burton offers a complete selection of cremation urns through our Ericson Memorial Studios and Erie City Memorials. We have beautiful urns to keep in your home or display in a niche. We have plain urns for burial and we can also can provide ashes in a simple box.
Headstones and memorial markers are available through Ericson and Erie City Memorials.
Note: Some restrictions exist on scattering ashes. Also, the Roman Catholic Church recently issued new guidelines on cremated remains. We can provide you with the details.
If your loved one is to be buried, you can choose to have the casket present at the funeral home and during services, or not. If you prefer no viewing, you can choose whether the body is embalmed or not.
Burton has a wide range of caskets from which to choose. We can guide you through the selection process based on your needs and preference.
We can help make all of the arrangements at the cemetery as well. Headstones and memorial markers are available through our Ericson Memorial Studios and Erie City Memorials.
Green Burials (Eco-friendly Funerals)
Burton provides a range of eco-friendly funeral services. We offer formaldehyde-free embalming and eco-friendlly cosmetics. No embalming is also an option if you choose no open-casket viewing.
Eco-friendly caskets made from sustainable, nontoxic, biodegradeable materials are also available. We also have cremation urns come in a wide variety of eco-friendly styles.
As a convenience to families of veterans, Burton will take care of ordering military honors at the cemetery, ordering interment or inurnment in a National Cemetery and applying for VA survivor and burial benefits. This is a small token of our appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who have served in the military. Click here to read more about veteran benefits.
Social Security Benefits
In order to receive Social Security Survivors' Benefits, you must apply through the Social Security Administration. Click here for more information.
The Burton Funeral Home at West 10th & Cherry has an excellent, free lending library with a wide selection of books covering grief, bereavement, coping and healing.
Our West County location in Girard hosts a grief support group for people who have suffered a loss. The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 525 Main Street East in Girard. For more information call 814-774-3603. Click here for links to other local and national organizations who can assist you through the grieving process.
For more information and planning assistance, please call us at 814-454-4551.
Everyone we came in contact went above and beyond the call of duty. Kind, compassionate, understanding, there are not enough adjectives to describe how we were treated.
Thanks to all!
March 21, 2018
Thanks to all of you for making the most difficult time in our lives a bit easier.
The home looked beautiful. The newspaper article and picture video was just a great honor to our memories and to our loved one’s Life. The Service was what we wanted to share, thanks for making it happen.
With sincere appreciation.
July 10, 2018
“Mark O. was very respectful, compassionate and efficient. He did a great job not only for the viewing but also for the burial of my mother.” - Charlene
“Everything was perfect – Thanks! – Laurel
October 26, 2019
Melissa Hart was very helpful.
July 29, 2018
Your thoughtful gifts for Veterans during the Christmas Season is so sincerely appreciated. What a wonderful surprise.
January 5, 2018
A special thanks for helping us make our mother's funeral so personnel. You are greatly appreciated.
April 3, 2018
Thank you for the beautiful snowflake ornament with my husband’s name on it that you sent to me. It is another example of how Burton’s is top notch in caring for the families of deceased individuals.
Bill at your West Lake Branch was extraordinary in meeting the needs and wants of my family. Everything was done to perfection and though it was the most devastating time in my life, I was very happy with the way everything was done.
My husband chose Burton Westlake when we were there for calling hours for a friend. As far as I am concerned, Jim made an excellent choice that day. Thanks for everything!
January 6, 2019
I wanted to thank you for offering and then sending ornaments in memory of my parents. It was a source of comfort in this first Christmas without them.
Thank you again.
April 3, 2018
Thank you for your patience, empathy, and love you showed our family in our time of need and despair. You are a wonderful man.
July 22, 2018
We want to express our sincere gratitude for the support that all of you provided to our family. We felt that your courtesy and professionalism helped all of us get through the difficult times. God Bless!
December 20, 2017