Metal caskets -- including those made from bronze, copper, stainless steel and steel -- are known for their unique finishes. Bronze and copper are among the most durable and beautiful of metals; both are naturally non-rusting. Stainless and carbon steel caskets come in a variety of grades, gauges, styles and finishes. 

Hardwood caskets -- include a variety of species: mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan, poplar, and pine. These caskets are the choice of families who appreciate and cherish the qualities of natural wood. The warmth, beauty and personality it brings to fine furniture ideally suited it for the construction of quality caskets.

Burial caskets may be personalized in a variety of ways. View the Personalization page to see just some of the ways you can honor your loved one with a personal touch.

This is only a sample of the many styles, colors and features we offer for caskets from Batesville. For the complete Batesville line, visit Howell Funeral Home.

Cremation Caskets

Cremation Wood Caskets

Cremation wood caskets are constructed specifically for cremation.  Their design is simple without the handles or ornamentation of traditional wood caskets.  As a result, they are typically less expensive, yet crafted with the same quality and care and appropriate when services have been scheduled.

Hardboard Caskets

Hardboard caskets are the first caskets made specifically for cremation with the look of wood, yet are lighter in weight and fully combustible. Made from a mixture of composite and solid wood, these containers are less expensive than wood caskets.

Fiberboard Containers

Hercu-Lite™ fiberboard containers meet the special needs of families on a budget, as well as Batesville’s exacting standard of quality. This lightweight, heavy-duty container is constructed from fiberboard and will support weight without worry.

Ceremonial Casket

In listening to our clients, the selection of a ceremonial package has become a frequent choice for those who have either environmental or economic concerns.  Each of our ceremonial packages allows you to combine tradition with your personal values and concerns.

The Ceremonial Casket offers all the dignity and elegance of a fine hardwood casket in an innovative rental program. This is an excellent alternative for families who want the beauty of fine hardwood without the expense of purchasing a fine hardwood cremation casket.

This traditionally styled casket will provide an alternative for services ranging from an informal family gathering to a full traditional funeral. Following the services, the body remains in the cardboard interior container, which is consumed during the cremation process. 

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