Seattle Cremations

Dear Pat,
When our brother passed away in Seattle, a city across the country from our location in Florida, we had no knowledge of where to turn. Fortunately, by process of an internet search, I discovered Barton Family Funeral Services. Your website has an abundance of resources and information that can genuinely assist and help a family clear away confusion and gain a sense of direction in how to proceed.

Our family is so very grateful to Barton Family Funeral Services for the psychological comfort that was created from handling all the details and affairs of our loss in a way that was efficient, professional and compassionate.

Very truly,
Dan Yoder

"Steven was a fantastic person to work with during a difficult time for our family. He was kind and sympathetic, yet understood our desire to avoid some of the high costs that other funeral homes push on grieving families. When my father passed, the funeral home in Spokane cost us a lot. I was much happier with our experience at Barton. They were incredibly professional from start to finish. We will definitely use them again, since it is inevitable that we will need them again."

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Good Value

Terri Givens

"Bartons Funeral Service has been a blessing for our family. Bartons help us six years ago when our Mother passed away and now the past couple weeks taking care of our Dad's funeral. Pat was so sweet and understanding. Thank you so much for all your help and being there when we needed you."

Patrick Fischer

I will forever be indebted to Steven for the way that he handled our very sensitive needs. He got right to business and respected my wish to make this an easy transition for my adult kids. I can't thank you enough and I will be recommending your service to all those I know in the future. Thanks Again.

Sincerely,
Cheryl Egas

I am happy to refer Barton's to anyone looking for their service. We had an unexpected death in the family and we live out of state. The people at Barton's were very accommodating to my needs in a short period of time. My dear son looked wonderful at the viewing, like he could just start breathing anytime. Cremation was done very quickly so I could take him home with me. Everyone was very considerate.

I do recommend their services.

Cookie Greene

Barton Funeral Home was outstanding in helping my brother and I navigate through everything during this difficult and emotional time for our family as we prepared our Dad for cremation.

Jason Stoner was the absolute best and answered every question we had and answers to questions we did not know to ask. On the phone, Pat Barton was very kind and considerate and understanding.

Thanks again to the people of Barton!

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Low Cost Care

"Low Cost" has meaning only when one answers the question, "Compared to what?" Low cost airlines deliver people from point A to point B with remarkably little difference in the end result between those who fly first class on a full service airline and those who fly to the same destination on the deep-discount airline. Both arrive at the same busy destination, wait for baggage, and confront immigration, customs, or security personnel who treat everyone with similar disregard.

Most people don't know too much about funeral costs and what they are actually paying for so it is generally difficult to know if "low cost" is right for them. Astonishingly those who take the time to learn, even if they are inclined to fly first class when choosing an airline, almost always opt for the low cost funeral service as long as they know two important factors are provided by the funeral director:

  • Respect for, and understanding the needs of the family.
  • Respectful care and disposition of the deceased.
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Pre Planned Funerals

Barton Family Funeral Service recommends pre-planning your funeral service and evaluating your options before deciding to pre-fund your services.
Our fees are modest so there are few reasons to prepay, however, if a person wishes to set money aside to pay funeral costs, we offer Forethought Life Insurance for such purposes. Such a policy will cover the cost of a pre-planned funeral and the insurance value will be paid to the beneficiary.

Definitions

Pre-arranged funeral contracts are called "Pre-need" contracts to distinguish them from "At-Need" arrangements. Funeral contracts that are written between the consumer and funeral establishment at the time of a death are At-Need Contracts. We feel that the At-Need Contract drawn up after a death has occurred is when a family is least prepared to make all of the many decisions involved; therefore, the concept of making these important decisions early and in a more informed manner makes sense. This area of planning is call Pre-Planning.

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History of Funeral Services

The history of funeral service is a history of mankind. Funeral customs are as old as civilization itself. Every culture and civilization attends to the proper care of their dead. Every culture and civilization ever studied has three things in common relating to death and the disposition of the dead:

  • Some type of funeral rites, rituals, and ceremonies
  • A sacred place for the dead
  • Memorialization of the dead

Researchers have found burial grounds of Neanderthal man dating to 60,000 BC with animal antlers on the body and flower fragments next to the corpse indicating some type of ritual and gifts of remembrance.

With no great psychological knowledge or custom to draw from, Neanderthal man instinctively buried their dead with ritual and ceremony.

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