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Closest Funeral Home to Tahoma National Cemetery
Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel is a compassionate funeral home and cremation service provider in Seattle, WA. For more than 80 years we provided our community with amazing personalized funeral services that they wanted for their loved one. You can trust us to give your loved one a personalized funeral service without spending too much. Call us today for your funeral home and cremation needs at (253) 630-2736 or visit us at 27221 156th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042.
The passing of a close relative or loved one brings with it many decisions that need to be made right away. The emotions felt as you are coming to terms with the loss may be excruciating. Choosing a compassionate and experienced provider for funeral home and cremations in Seattle, WA, can ease this time of transition and grief. Having a provider who can break down the options in a clear, concise way may help you navigate the decisions before you.
Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel's professional and caring staff has vast experience and knowledge in this area. In fact, the family that owns and operates this establishment is connected to seven funeral homes in the Puget Sound area. This family has supported thousands of grief-stricken individuals in lovingly saying goodbye to their departed through the years.
As a full-service funeral home, Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel has access to all of the service styles and offerings you might need at this time. It can help work with one provider who can arrange your services rather than coordinating with multiple businesses. There are many ways to customize these services for individual circumstances.
The most traditional and widely known honoring event is the funeral service. Funeral services have been used to gather the surviving loved ones of the deceased to commemorate a remarkable life. Funerals are held relatively soon after the death date has occurred. This is practical since funerals usually have the body of the deceased present. Funerals may be very small or quite large events. They may have an open or closed casket visitation or wake meeting prior to the funeral service.
Memorial services are very similar to funerals as they are a means of honoring, remembering, and paying homage to a departed loved one. However, the timeline of when this event takes place may vary. Sometimes memorial services are held right away or several weeks (or even months) later. If cremation has been chosen, ashes may be present at this gathering if desired by the family.
Burial arrangements have a range of practical situations for which it may be appropriate. For example, burial may be handled very shortly after death without an honoring service attached. A memorial service may be held at a later date. Others have the body embalmed and prepared for visitation or wake services before burial. Graveside ceremonies may be most fitting for certain circumstances. Burial is not only for intact bodies; “cremains” may also be buried to be held in a place of a permanent memorial.
Cremation services are becoming a more common form of service chosen for end-of-life arrangements. Cremation is the means by which the physical remains are incinerated at high heat. The remaining elements (mostly bone fragments) are collected and reduced to a granular substance that is referred to as “ashes” or “cremains.” These are placed within a container (often an urn) and returned to the family for final disposition.
Cremation can be held without a public honoring service taking place. This is called direct or simple cremation. For the budget-conscious, cremation can be an excellent solution as there are fewer fees associated with this service than with traditional embalming and burial. Every cremation is performed for one individual at a time. Some critical laws and practices govern cremation services, and we comply with all of these.
Any of the above services may be combined in a variety of ways to handle each unique circumstance. This special person in your life deserves to be honored, and your loss deserves to be validated. Our staff is carefully trained and ready to support your needs and desires for funeral home and cremations in Seattle, WA, at this time of change.
You are the expert about yourself. There is no one more qualified to make these decisions for your end-of-life arrangements. Not only can you be assured that your preferences will be honored, but it will also greatly ease the load on remaining family members. This is because they won’t need to wonder what you would have chosen.
Additionally, these services can be prepaid now to be utilized at the time they are needed. Especially if you expect to live for many more years, this can be substantial savings due to rising costs that happen over time. Starting your pre-planning process is quite simple to do. You may begin with our online pre-planning tool or contact us for an appointment.
For all of your questions or needs in regards to funeral home and cremations in Seattle, WA, contact us at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel. We are located at 27221 156th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042. We are available to take calls at (253) 630-2736.
Do I need to buy a casket for cremation?
When a dead person's body is cremated, the body must be put in a rigid, combustible jar. While this container may be a traditional casket, it is not required to be one. The only condition is that it does not contain any metal pieces. Learn more.
What if you cannot afford a funeral?
If you really cannot cover the cremation or funeral expenses, you should sign a release form with your county coroner's office stating that you cannot afford to bury the family member. If you sign the release, the county and state will contribute to the burial or cremation of the body. Learn more.
Why pre-plan your funeral?
The peace of mind that comes from ensuring your wishes have been made clear and the arrangements have been taken care of is one of the three primary benefits of arranging a funeral in advance. The peace of mind that your family would not have to make funeral arrangements during their painful period of grief. Learn more.