Frequently Asked Questions

What is the significance of a having a place to visit?

Since the start of recorded history, societies have honored those who have died. The Great Pyramids and the Taj Mahal are examples of lasting tributes. Today, many experts agree that the benefits of memorialization are for those who remain behind. Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is important to help survivors adjust and recognize that a death has occurred. Having a permanent place of remembrance is a comfort to those left behind, and it allows your legacy to continue on for generations to come.

What needs to be done when a death occurs in one city and the interment will be held in another city?

A death that occurs away from your loved one’s hometown may be an unusual experience for you and your family. However, our funeral directors are trained professionals capable of handling the necessary details when this happens. Any Roller funeral director can assist you in selecting a funeral home in the city where the services are to be held and will help coordinate the transportation of your loved one to the care of a funeral home in that city.

What is perpetual care?

Perpetual care means that you and your loved ones will never have to worry about the conditions of the cemetery. We are proud to offer your family the promise that the place of remembrance you choose will remain beautiful for generations to come. The preservation of the cemetery is paid for through a perpetual-care trust, funded by a portion of the purchase price of burial rights sold, to ensure that the grounds and facilities are properly maintained.

How do I buy cemetery property?

Our caring staff will be happy to assist you through the process of purchasing rights of interment at our cemetery. Visit the Contact Us page or call the cemetery office at one of our 9 locations today to get started.

Can I make my burial arrangements before I die?

Yes, preplanning is one of the most caring things you can do for your loved ones. It provides them with a clearer picture of your final wishes and offers them reassurance about how you would really prefer to be remembered. These plans may be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. You can comfortably prefund your arrangements to help alleviate placing future financial burdens on your family. The preplanning process allows you to plan at your own pace, equipped with facts and ample information, so that you feel comfortable about the choices you make. Making arrangements in advance also allows you to prefund at today's prices, if you choose to do so. We can assist you with your prearrangement needs. You can also visit our preplanning section for more information.

Understanding Interment, Inurnment, and Entombment

Your loved one may have specific wishes about how their body will rest in its final place. In general, Western culture dictates that a person will be buried or cremated. In many cases, the deceased will have already decided on their preference, which should most often be carried out. However, when it comes time to make plans, many people are unfamiliar with the terminology that describes how to proceed with the care for the deceased. They include interment, inurnment, and entombment.


This refers to the physical burial of a person who has passed on. It involves the digging of a trench or grave and the placement of the deceased into the ground. The site is then filled in with new soil and left to rest. The ritual of burial is a way for family members and friends to commemorate the life of the person who has passed on, and to formally say goodbye.


More commonly known as cremation, inurnment involves reducing the deceased to ashes. These ashes, which are placed in an urn, are usually placed in a cemetery or kept by a loved one.


Entombment involves the interment of a loved one within a crypt or tomb. It is often referred to as an “above ground burial,” and requires the placement of a cremation urn or casket in a columbarium niche or crypt inside of a mausoleum. The niche or crypt is afterwards sealed. In many cases, a memorial is then added as a final step of closure and remembrance.

If your loved one has indicated what he or she prefers, it is important to respect their wishes and take this into careful consideration. However, if there are not any directions, consider the lasting benefits to each method and carefully determine which option is the best way to honor and remember your loved one who has passed.