Celebration of Life

Personal and meaningful

We believe in honoring your loved one through a celebration that is personal and provides a healing experience to family and friends. Celebrations of life can be held for burial or cremation to help celebrate a life well lived.

From traditional ceremonies to unique celebrations, we pride ourselves on our service helping you plan the perfect event.

Messages on Stones

Write thoughts and memories on small stones, placed in a home or memorial garden.

Golfing Outing

Join together with friends to do the activity your loved one enjoyed most.

Tree Planting

A gift for generation, plant a tree to honor your loved one.

Final Salute

Give your veteran loved one the respect deserved with veteran funeral benefits.


Personalizing a Celebration

The purpose of a funeral is to provide a way of commemorating a life and bringing together friends and family. We aim for our celebrations to be a time to share memories and remember your loved one through music, stories, and capturing the nature of their spirit.

The most important thing to keep in mind when creating a celebration is that it should be reflective of your loved one. While religious elements may play a part, it should also include stories about the person’s life that help everyone recapture and revisit their own memories. Sometimes this is best accomplished by having friends or family members share their reflections as part of the service. Some people personalize the service with special music (which may be religious or non-religious). Others bring in pictures to have at the service. Sometimes favorite things that belonged to the deceased are integrated into the ceremony such as wood carvings, golf clubs or even a motorcycle.

The goal is to give a true sense of who this person was. There is nothing wrong with telling funny stories about the person who died: a funeral recognizes the sad event of a death, but can include humor. Unique celebrations include a patio tailgate party where everyone wears their loved one’s favorite team jersey, decorating to display their passion project, offering unique food, signature cocktail or wine from their personal cellar, or bringing in your loved one’s private art collection to be on display. Other common personal touches include memory tables, favorite interest, and personalized poetry, prayers and quotes.

Unforgettable Receptions & Catered Events

At Crown Hill, we are proud to host remarkable receptions, Celebrations of Life, and other catered events at our new Celebration Hall. Featuring a bright atmosphere with vast windows overlooking our cemetery grounds, this beautiful venue is the perfect place for family and friends to gather, reflect, reminisce, and soothe their souls with a variety of delicious menu options.

Our one-of-a-kind Celebration Hall includes:

  • Bright, welcoming atmosphere
  • Plenty of space to accommodate large groups
  • Spectacular view of Crown Hill Cemetery
  • Convenient kitchenette
  • Catering Services
  • Slideshow and audio capabilities

Additionally, our catering menu offers a variety of appetizing selections to meet every family’s unique tastes.

Contact Us

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery is here to assist you every step of the way in creating the funeral or cremation service you have envisioned. For more information about our services, contact us by calling (317) 925-3800 today. We look forward to helping you create a meaningful experience to remember your loved one.

We can create personalized stationery for your loved one.
Long-distant family and friends can watch a webcast of the funeral.
DVD Tribute
Let us create a touching DVD helping friends and family relive special memories.

Remembering Life Through Stories