At Parson Mortuary we know that high inflation and fuel costs are affecting families.  As a result, we have restructured some of our services to help you and your family.  We are offering more cremation services, as well as lowering the cost of our direct cremation option.  In addition, we are now offering more options to our Medicaid clients, including a burial option.  We call it our "Good Neighbor Program."  Since 1934, we have tried to be a good neighbor to our community and we will continue to do so.  Please contact us for more information.

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The Parson Mortuary and Cremation Center is the most up to date and technologically advanced crematory in the area.  In addition to our mortuary, our crematory offers a stand alone chapel for families to hold a ceremony to honor their loved ones with the respect and dignity they deserve.  We offer a wide range of Cremation options as well as a complete line of Cremation Urns and Cremation Vaults.

Our Traditional Package with Cremation*
  • Basic Services of Funeral Director, Staff and Overhead
  • Removal from place of death in Delaware County
  • Embalming and other preparation of the body
  • Dressing, cosmetizing, and casketing of the body
  • One hour private family viewing
  • One to four hours public viewing
  • One day prior to the service

Automotive equipment includes:

  • Removal car
  • Service car

Funeral service may be at the mortuary or other facility.

Our Traditional Same Day Package with Cremation*
  • Basic Services of Funeral Director, Staff and Overhead
  • Removal from place of death in Delaware County
  • Embalming and other preparation of the body
  • Dressing, cosmetizing, and casketing
  • One hour for private family viewing
  • One hour for public viewing

Automotive equipment includes:

  • Removal car
  • Service car

Funeral service may be at the mortuary or other facility.

Cremation with a Memorial Service, without a  Viewing

This option allows families to pay tribute to their loved one without the body being present.  This will be held in one of our full service mortuary chapels.

  • Basic services of funeral director, staff and overhead
  • Removal from place of death in Delaware County
  • Memorial Service
  • Cremation container may be provided by the mortuary or the purchaser

Automotive equipment includes:

  • Removal car
  • Service car

Memorial Service may be at the mortuary or other facility.

Cremation with a Public Gathering (with or without cremated remains present)
  • Basic services of funeral director, staff and overhead
  • Removal from place of death in Delaware County
  • Cremation container may be provided by the mortuary or the purchaser
  • Up to one and one half hours of gathering time in our Crematory Chapel.

Automotive equipment includes:

  • Removal car
  • Service car
Certain restrictions apply.


Direct Cremation 
  • Basic Services of Funeral Director, Staff and Overhead
  • Removal from place of death in Delaware County
  • Cremation container provided by the mortuary or the purchaser.
  • A temporary urn.
  • There is no memorial services, gatherings or viewings with this option.

Automotive equipment includes:

  • Removal car
  • Service car
For questions regarding our cremation options please contact us for details.

* Cremation packages that include viewing require embalming and the use of a casket or rental casket.

Every cremation is done by one of our Certified Crematory Operators, under the supervision of our Crematory Director.  We treat your loved one like they are our own family.  This is our promise to you.


Please note that any service that has human remains, INCLUDING cremated remains, is required by Indiana Law to have a Licensed Funeral Director in attendance. If you are planning a memorial service with the cremated remains of your loved one, this means you will have to have a funeral director in attendance.  Please discuss this with your funeral director for guidance.

IC 25-15-2-11 "Funeral" Sec. 11. "Funeral" means a memorial service or ceremony for a deceased individual where human remains or cremated remains are present or a memorial visitation or viewing of the human remains of a deceased individual.


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If you have any questions about cremation please call us at        765-747-1100 or email Our Crematory Director Jerry Shaner jerry@parsonmortuary.com.  

For pre-need questions email Polly Hicks polly@parsonmortuary.com

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