Funeral Merchandise

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors is proud to offer a wide variety of funeral merchandise to meet all of your family's needs. If you have any questions about anything you see here, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

 

Quality Caskets to Honor Your Loved One

Most families select caskets for their beauty and finish. But there are a lot of little things about high-quality caskets that most people never notice--and that frankly aren't meant to stand out.

Details in design, construction, and finish are meant to enhance the display of the casket in an attractive and dignified manner and to keep the tasks involved in handling, closing, and transport to a smooth minimum. These are details that all good caskets share.

Metals Metal Caskets

There are many different types of metal caskets, and each type has its unique features and advantages.

Bronze, copper, and stainless steel are considered semi-precious metals. Steel caskets are categorized based on the thickness of the material used (e.g., 16-gauge steel, 18-gauge steel, and 20-gauge steel.)

   

Hardwood Caskets

The oldest material known to man makes it a natural and environmentally sound choice when selecting a casket. Hardwood is also strong, beautiful, and shock-resistant. And just as no two pieces of hardwood are exactly the same, each Aurora casket handcrafted of hardwood has its own, warming identity. Choosing a hardwood casket also leaves a legacy for the next generation because wood is a renewable resource.

The most popular species of hardwood caskets are:

  • Cherry
  • Mahogany
  • Walnut
  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Elm
  • Maple
  • Poplar

Professional woodworkers, skilled in the art of cabinetry, follow many steps to ensure that the quality of the final product is comparable to that of the finest furniture. These craftsmen apply a wide variety of exterior finishes that accent the graining pattern that is unique to each species of wood.

Woods
   
Urns

Cremation Products

Cremation urns are made of many different types of materials, from bronze and copper to stainless steel to various species of hardwood.

Many urns can be personalized, thereby offering a visual record of a life lived. In addition to names, birth dates, and death dates, a favorite activity, sport, or hobby, fraternal organization, or military emblem can also be engraved on the cremation urn.

Until the urn is personalized, it's just a container. After it's personalized, it serves as a permanent memorial--a lasting tribute to the life that was lived.

Keepsake urns are smaller urns that hold a portion of the cremated remains.They range in design from very simple to very detailed works of art.

The concept behind the keepsake is to allow each family member to have a small amount of the cremated remains to create a personal memorial.

This is particularly important when scattering is chosen as the method of final disposition for the cremated remains, or for families and friends separated by distance.