Obituaries

Ruth Perkins
B: 1949-02-26
D: 2018-04-23
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Perkins, Ruth
Lorraine Kaufman
B: 1929-02-21
D: 2018-04-22
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Kaufman, Lorraine
Carol Meurer
B: 1948-09-20
D: 2018-04-21
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Meurer, Carol
Margaret Moeller
B: 1924-06-25
D: 2018-04-20
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Moeller, Margaret
Nila Hoffer
B: 1931-03-11
D: 2018-04-20
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Hoffer, Nila
Bob Sebree
B: 1926-09-05
D: 2018-04-19
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Sebree, Bob
Martha Merrick
B: 1932-06-04
D: 2018-04-19
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Merrick, Martha
John Johnson
B: 1955-11-27
D: 2018-04-18
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Johnson, John
Beverly Kolter
D: 2018-04-16
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Kolter, Beverly
Barbara Wise
B: 1914-09-01
D: 2018-04-15
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Wise, Barbara
Randall Fisher
D: 2018-04-15
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Fisher, Randall
Stephen Lutes
D: 2018-04-13
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Lutes, Stephen
Rosemary Burckle
B: 1933-12-10
D: 2018-04-10
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Burckle, Rosemary
Nina Hoffman
B: 1938-10-26
D: 2018-04-10
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Hoffman, Nina
Sara Russell
B: 1929-03-11
D: 2018-04-05
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Russell, Sara
Edna Thomas
D: 2018-03-31
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Thomas, Edna
Marjorie Richmond
B: 1931-01-28
D: 2018-03-31
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Richmond, Marjorie
Alice Everett
B: 1936-04-17
D: 2018-03-30
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Everett, Alice
Robert "Bob" Sullivan
B: 1949-11-05
D: 2018-03-30
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Sullivan, Robert "Bob"
Thomas Prince
B: 1927-03-11
D: 2018-03-30
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Prince, Thomas
Edward Cooke
B: 1927-03-17
D: 2018-03-29
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Cooke, Edward

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3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-451-4420
Fax: 502-451-4490

Funeral Costs

funeral costs affordable funeral servicesWhen a family loses a loved one, it’s important to create a plan outlining your wishes for the service and what you can afford. At Highlands Funeral Home, we offer transparent pricing for all of the services we offer. We believe that by offering unique and affordable services conveniently under one roof, you can spend more time grieving and less time stressing over funeral arrangements.

While there are many reputable funeral homes in the area, the cost of cremation or funeral services at Louisville funeral homes can greatly vary. We believe in providing an overview of our services so that families understand what they are purchasing and there are no hidden fees or surprises. We understand that funeral costs are important to families and strive to provide you with the most value at an affordable price.

Below you can learn more about our services offered and the cost associated with them. In our General Price List section, you will find pricing information for services like embalming, facilities use, transportation, and preparation of the deceased. We invite you to browse our other sections to learn more about our affordable funeral services, cremation services, merchandise and more.

If you have any questions about any of our services or products, please feel free to contact us. A member of our staff would be happy to speak with you and provide you with further information.

Affordable Funeral Services Pricing

Professional Services

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff
In order to provide the finest service possible, we maintain a staff of trained, experienced and appropriately licensed personnel 24 hours a day. Our staff performs the many duties termed "professional services" which include but are not limited to the following: 

  • consultations with persons making arrangements
  • direction and supervisionof all neccesary details for the completion of any and all reasonable requests made by the family.
  • we also provide administrative, secretarial services, file and secure death certificate, floral handling and staffing services prior to, during and following the funeral

This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

         $2,600   

 

Care of The Deceased

Embalming
Except in certain speacial cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be neccessary, however you select certain funeral arrangements, such as funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial. Embalming is required for a public viewing or entombment in mausoleum.

         $980     

Other Preparation of Deceased
This includes bathing, dressing, cosmetizing, casketing of deceased and any cosmetic adjustments neccessary during the visitation period.

*refrigeration, if needed or required $40/day*

$260

 

Staff, Equipment, Facilities and/or Services

use of facilities, staff and equipment:

For funeral ceremony

         $420

Grave side committal

$190

For Visitation or Viewing

  • Use of facilities for visitation - second day or partial day $350/day

$420

Memorial Service

$355

Cards & Register Book Package

  • Acknowledgment cards with envelope $50
  • Memorial Guest Register Book of fine quality $50
  • Stock Memorial Folders or Prayer Cards $50
  • Personalized Memorial folders with photo or Funeral Programs 
    $75 for 150

$150

 

Automotive Equipment

Transfer of deceased to Funeral Home
The care and transfer of the decendent to our Funeral Home from a local residence, hospital, care facility or airport, regardless of the time of day, including vehicle, equipment and personnel (within 35 miles) 

         $250

Hearse and Driver casket coach to local cemetery (Jefferson County)

$325

Limousines

$225 ea.

 

Traditional Funeral As Shown

  • indicates charges related to a Traditional Funeral Service

         $5,595

 

Merchandise

Caskets: a complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

$775 to $12,210

Outer Burial Container: a complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

$870 to
$3,600

 

Montage

Two unframed 18" x 24" custom montages and four DVDs are availabe to all families.

  • Families shall provide no more than 30 photos 24 hours prior to visitation
  • Additional 18" x 24" unframed montages (same as original montage) are available at $59 each
  • Custom framing (cherry or gold frame) is available at $150 per montage.
  • Mailing of unframed montages can be provided at $15 per montage.
  • Additional DVDs may be purchased at a cost of $12 per copy

         $250

 

Miscellaneous

Cemetery Fees

         As charged

Hair Stylist (by Highlands Funeral Home) $45
Transportation (airfare/milage) price per mile outside Jefferson County $3
Flowers As Charged
Church Organist/Special Music As Charged
Clergy/Church As Charged
Paper Notice (separate cheque made payable to Courier Journal) As Charged
Death Certificate (certified copies obtained from Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics) As Charged
Paid Pallbearers - Six Pallbearers (6 at $25 ea. + Limo at $225) $375

 

Highlands Funeral Home Owners and Staff 

Are honored to include the following extended services and accomodations for your family:

  • children's lounge with TV, movies,
    video games, and educational toys
  • "Star" program, a sensitive, caring
    approach to explaining the funeral process to children
  • Assistance with filing for insurance and veterans' benefits
  • Monument and Memorial Company
  • Funeral pre-arrangments
  • Notary services
  • spacious non-smoking lounge
  • Freshly brewed coffee in lounge
  • Full paper stock and plastic flatware in lounge 
  • Greeter at main entrance during visitation
  • Meditation garden
  • Floral delivery following funeral services 
  • Lending Library of books and DVDs
  • Speakers for clubs, schools and organizations
  • Guidance, assistance and merchandise for those who have lost a pet

*for the safety of children, adult supervision is required.*

 

Partial Services

Forwarding of Deceased to Another Funeral Home

  • This charge includes local tansfer od deceased, minimal services of staff, neccessary authorizations, embalming and local trsansportation.   Excludes shiping charges or staff for visitations.

         $2,395    

Receiving of Deceased from Another Funeral Home (Graveside)

  • This charge includes minimal services of staff, local transportation to funeral home and casket coach (local) to cemetery or crematory. Excludes visitation and funeral ceremony.

$1,805

Use of Facility by Family or Visitation/Memorial Service

  • This charge includes 4 hour visitation followed by service same day, cards and guest register package, organist and placement of obituary on website only.

$1,205

Immediate Burial

  • Our charge for an immediate burial includes local transfer, car of deceased, minimal services of staff, authorizations and casket coach to local area cemetery. Excludes embalming, ceremony, visitation and cemetery charges.

$1,935 to $2,710

Immediate Burial (container provided by client)

$1,935

Immediate Burial (with cloth covered casket)

$2,710

 

Traditional Cremation

Professional Services

         $2,600

Embalming

$980

Other Preparation

$260

Visiting/Viewing

$420

Funeral Ceremony

$420

Cards and Register Book Package

$150

Transfer of Deceased to Funeral Home

$250

Crematory Charge

$285

TOTAL

$5,365

*Add $190 for grave side Committal
*Add $325 for hearse to church
*Rental oak casket $1,000 or rental cherry casket $1,300
*Also included in this service is a temporary urn at no additional cost.

 

Cremation with Memorial Visitation and Service - Same Day

Profesional Services

         $2,600

Four-Hour visiting following by service

$420

Funeral Ceremony

$420

Cards and Register Book Package

$150

Transfer of Deceased to Funeral Home

$250

Crematory Charge

$285

TOTAL

$4,125

 

Direct Cremation

Alternative cardboard container provided

         $2,180

Minimum cloth covered

$2,955

*All of the above package prices exclude flowers, newspaper notice and honorarium for clergy.
*On all cremations that require the funeral home to sercure a court order an additional charge of $600 will be added to the final expenses.

 

Cremation Merchandise and Services

Caskets and Containers: a complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

     $100
to
$12,210

Oak Rental Casket

$1,000

Cherry Rental Casket

$1,300

Urn: a complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

$40
to
$2,900

Urn Vaults: a complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

$110
to
$700

 

Payment Policy: On all funerals and cremations that are prefunded, we kindly request full payment prior to service. We offer a 2% discount on our charges ( side A of contract ) if full payment by cash or check is received prior to funeral. We will accept an insurance assignment to cover the full balance, but please understand this is handled by a third party and they charge a 3% fee of the total cost of the funeral or a minimum charge of $175. This fee will be added to your total.