All it takes is a little nudge to get started. We recommend that you discuss your preferences with your immediate family so a meaningful event can be planned. To get some ideas, check out Flanner and Buchanan's blog.
You get the funeral you and your family want.
Your family is relieved from the need to plan your funeral under stress.
Eliminate financial concerns through pre-funding. (See our Funding Policy).
Your funeral plan is transferable in case you move away.
Is your company a member of our Funeral Benefit Plan? Discounts might be available.
Download our Funeral and Cemetery Planning Notebook. (FREE Acrobat Reader required for viewing).
If you would prefer to have a copy of our Planning Notebook mailed to you, or would like help planning a funeral, please contact us at 317-387-7000.
Some Thoughts About Funeral Merchandise
Flanner and Buchanan offers a complete line of merchandise to help bring meaning to a funeral. We believe that a personalized funeral will be remembered and cherished.
With merchandise, affordable quality is our mission. Our prices have long been below national averages, and families can choose from a wide range of styles and price levels. Our goal is to have you completely satisfied with your selections. Note - Please contact us for the price of any specific product. This information is provided for general educational purposes only.
Caskets come in metal or wood and are priced starting around $600. Many families select caskets that cost between $2,000 and $2,800. We can also customize or personalize a unique casket for you. As a benefit to you, F and B offers its own line of Private Label caskets. This means we are not subject to the regular prices increases from the national casket manufacturers.
Vaults are required by most cemeteries to protect the casket and help prevent the ground from sinking. These units come in metal, concrete and the newly- popular polyurethane. Vaults range in cost from $825 to $6,500.
Cremation caskets come in wood and start in the $700 price range.
Monuments and grave memorials provide a lasting way to remember a loved one. Creativity in message and design is encouraged, though the beauty of simplicity can be stunning. Millennium Memorials, located right here in Indianapolis, handcrafts our memorials.
There are numerous cremation urns to choose from - beautiful woods, colorful metals, creative figurines, and more. Many urns allow for personalized symbols and memorialization. Our urns are priced from $60 to $1,500+. We have urns (some made right here in Indiana) for scattering, home and garden settings, memorial services, and cemetery placement. We also offer cremation benches and cremation private estates.