Special Services

Online Obituary

  • Hosted by burrservice.com
  • Available from www.burrservice.com
  • Basic hosting is included in all Burr Funeral Home services- a $200 value
  1. Basic obituary
  2. Unlimited uploading of photographs
  3. Online register and condolences

Accommodation Items and Costs

(Moneys advanced to other businesses, agencies or services for the convenience of the family)

  • Certified Copies of Death Certificate…….. Varies with Health District ($21 – $35)
    We suggest you discuss the required number of copies with your attorney, insurance provider, banker, etc.
  • Ohio Burial/Transit and Cremation Permit – $3.00
  • Geauga County Sales Tax – 6.5%
  • Limousine Service
  • Funeral Escort Service – For the safety of your family and guests during the funeral procession through city or freeway traffic.

Newspaper Death Notices

  • News Herald – Estimated at $300 with additional charges for a photograph or US flag logo. Full publication 7 days a week.
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer – Estimated at $350 with additional charges for photograph, US flag, or other logos. Full Publication Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun only.
  • Ashtabula Star Beacon…….. Free minimal death notice – Full obituary estimated at $300/ Full publication 7 days a week
  • The Maple Leaf – Fee is paid for as a convenience to the family by the Burr Funeral Home
  • Record-Courier – Estimated at $150

Floral Designs and Tributes

We will coordinate your wishes with the florist of your choice.

  • A complete list will be provided at the funeral home – (Estimated $125 – $600 per floral arrangement)
    Choices include: Casket Spray, Standing Spray, Baskets, Vases, Pillow, Nosegay, Cap Panel Spray etc.
  • Individual Carnations or Roses for placement on casket by family and/or friends ($25-$65 per dozen)




  • Clergy (Estimated at $200-$250 depending on service and location)
  • Organist (Estimated at $100 depending on service and location)
  • Soloist (Estimated at $100 depending on service and location)
  • Other musical tributes can be arranged, such as bagpiper, string quartet, dulcimer, harpist, etc. (Estimated at $125 depending on service and location)

Cemetery Related Charges

  • Cost to Open and Close Grave…….. Varies with Cemetery (roughly ranging from $225-$2000)
    Many cemeteries may have additional charges for weekends, holidays, tents or late arrivals.

Mileage Charges

  • Additional mileage charge of $2.50 per mile after the first 70 miles

Vault Service Fees

  • Graveside Vault Service* with Tent – $160
  • Graveside Vault Service* less Tent – $130
  • Delayed Arrival at Cemetery (After 3:30 PM) – +$40
  • Saturday Graveside Committal – +$60
  • Sunday Graveside Committal – +$225
  • Holiday Graveside Committal – +$450
  • Tent only for Cremation, Infant Burial or Outside Vault Company – $250
  • Set and Seal Only – $95
    *Includes artificial grass, necessary equipment to lower the casket into the grave, and chairs if the grave area will permit.