Our funeral industry is changing much faster than one could have ever imagined.
Professional Escorts has been in the funeral industry for over
50 years. There are now more diverse
funeral home operations that only offer to sell you the dry goods that
are used in the funeral industry... caskets, flowers, vaults, etc. Other
funeral 'parlors' now offer to set up the service but have no facilities to have
the service 'in house'. They must use a church, home, or other meeting
place including the graveside to conduct the service. Many families are turning to
graveside services, rather than traditional services,
to lessen expenses. As our funeral rites make changes we've seen a bit of
information pop up on the Internet. I've got a section now for some of the
links to the sites that we're seeing there. I also have the local and
state laws that we are guided by for the funeral processions.
And who would have ever thought that there would actually be TV shows with funeral
sitcoms as a theme??
And now we have several... including such shows as HBO's
Six Feet Under and A&E's
Missouri enacted a law regarding funeral processions and the escorting of
such processions. It took effect August 28th, 1999. The law specifically
defines what a funeral procession is and allows for the motorcycle escorting the
procession. The law also provides for penalties for violation of the law.
(See Missouri Revised Statutes section 194.500-512)