Burials are a traditional memorial choice that give families a meaningful physical symbol to mark a loved one’s resting place. At The Bass & Gasper Funeral Home we offer a broad range of burial options, and we invite you to read about all that’s possible. We’re here to help you design a service and a physical memorial that will be a beautiful place to visit, forevermore.

A funeral should be personalized to your loved one

Graveside Funeral Services

Express the life of your loved one and create a place for family and friends to gather.


A graveside service is held at the burial site. This service may be limited to the immediate family or open to all.


Funerals often take place at the funeral home chapel or at your place of religious worship. In that case, a service can follow at the graveside. These are important gatherings to commemorate a life and mark the end of physical closeness. Family and friends gather to commit a loved one to the earth and say final farewells together. A committal service is symbolic and a helpful step in healing.

We can help you design a meaningful and healing service to take place at the graveside. These services can take place outdoors or even inside a mausoleum. We’ll guide you through the process of personalizing both the service and the site in multiple ways. Working with your Funeral Director, you can select readings, speakers and create spiritual moments. You can include military honors, masonic rites and religious leadership. When it comes to memorialization, we offer many options.


Call us at (812) 591-2571 and we will gladly spend the time to discuss with you the best services available.

Funeral Service Misconceptions

There are a number of misconceived thoughts about funerals. Here are some that should be considered and addressed when planning a funeral.

  • Funerals make us too sad.

    When someone we love dies, we need to be sad. Funerals provide us with a safe place in which to embrace our pain.

  • Funerals are inconvenient.

    Taking a few hours out of your week to demonstrate your love for the person who died and your support for survivors is not an inconvenience, but a privilege.

  • Funerals and cremation are mutually exclusive.

    A funeral (with or without the body present) may be held prior to cremation. Embalmed bodies are often cremated.

  • Funerals are only for religious people.

    Non-religious ceremonies are also appropriate and healing.

  • Funeral should reflect what the loved one wanted.

    Maybe not…While the wishes of the person who died should be respected, funerals are primarily for the benefit of the living.

  • Funerals are only for adults.

    Anyone old enough to love is old enough to mourn. Children, too, should have the right and the privilege to attend funerals.