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What is “preplanning” and does Spence Funeral Services offer it?

Preplanning is simply a matter of taking care of your funeral service details before the need arises. Today, more and more people are making the thoughtful decision to discuss their final arrangeme...
By William Spence
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How should I dress for a funeral?

In the past, custom dictated that immediate family wore black clothing to the funeral of a deceased family member. While other relatives and friends didn’t necessarily need to be dressed in black, ...
By William Spence
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Are vaults required in Pennsylvania?

Vaults or other types of outer burial containers are not required by federal or Pennsylvania state law to be placed in the ground prior to a casket being buried. However, most cemeteries in Lancast...
By William Spence
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Do you provide traditional funeral services?

Do you provide traditional funeral services? The answer is “Yes, we provide traditional funeral services.”  Actually, we provide a continuum of funeral services ranging from traditional servi...
By William Spence
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Who is William P. Spence?

I was raised in rural Indiana County. Prior to becoming a funeral director, I was employed for 12 years as an underground coal miner by Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company. In 1993, I graduated...
By William Spence
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

What sets William P. Spence Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., apart from other funeral homes?

Providing services to families that are appropriate and meaningful at an affordable price are the hallmarks of our business. As a funeral home in Manheim, part of our mission is to exceed the expec...
By William Spence
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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What is “preplanning” and does Spence Funeral Services offer it?

Preplanning is simply a matter of taking care of your funeral service details before the need arises. Today, more and more people are making the thoughtful decision to discuss their final arrangeme...

How should I dress for a funeral?

In the past, custom dictated that immediate family wore black clothing to the funeral of a deceased family member. While other relatives and friends didn’t necessarily need to be dressed in black, ...

Are vaults required in Pennsylvania?

Vaults or other types of outer burial containers are not required by federal or Pennsylvania state law to be placed in the ground prior to a casket being buried. However, most cemeteries in Lancast...

Do you provide traditional funeral services?

Do you provide traditional funeral services? The answer is “Yes, we provide traditional funeral services.”  Actually, we provide a continuum of funeral services ranging from traditional servi...

Who is William P. Spence?

I was raised in rural Indiana County. Prior to becoming a funeral director, I was employed for 12 years as an underground coal miner by Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company. In 1993, I graduated...

What sets William P. Spence Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., apart from other funeral homes?

Providing services to families that are appropriate and meaningful at an affordable price are the hallmarks of our business. As a funeral home in Manheim, part of our mission is to exceed the expec...