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Thank you for joining us on our website. We are now entering our fourth generation of local family-owned and operated funeral service to the community. The three funeral homes in the town were established many decades ago in each of the three villages—Minoa, Fayetteville, and Manlius and have been family owned and operated all through the years. All three are now owned by the Schepp family, whose ancestors settled to farm in the area north of what would become Minoa in the early 1830's.
We designed this site to meet the general needs and requests we receive from the community. You can easily navigate the site to read current obituaries and leave a condolence message if you wish, see maps indicating our three convenient locations, receive detailed driving directions from anywhere in the country, and review a list of local florists to order flowers. There are links to area restaurants, hotels, and churches. There are also some photo galleries of each funeral home detailing the décor and unique furnishings of each facility. If you are curious about three of the oldest establishments in the town, there are sections detailing the long histories of each funeral home.
We are a full-service funeral home and pride ourselves primarily on the personalized service provided by our professional staff. We are always adjusting our offerings and options in order to offer families unique and personal expressions in crafting their services. For instance, recently we began to offer, unique to our establishments, vintage vehicles (click here for pictures) and a horse-drawn hearse as an alternative to the modern professional Cadillac automobiles.
For those who are interested, we are one of the few funeral homes in central New York who has published their federal and state required “General Price List” on their website enabling you to get a general idea of what a service of your design would cost. There is also an area displaying some of the caskets, urns, and vaults most commonly selected by the families we have served, also with the pricing. Remember, however, funerals and memorials are very important events in our lives and we believe they are best planned in person where we can listen to your requests and fully explain your options. Should you be interested in exploring our many options and versatile pricing guides further, please give us a call and we can send you more detailed information for your review or you can make an appointment for a personal consultation at your convenience.
3 REASONS TO CONSIDER SCHEPP FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES:
SERVICE Our staff of five professional funeral directors, assisted by a support staff, can offer you and your family a practically endless selection of options enabling you to personalize your service. A large staff offers your family the dedicated attention of a director who will tend to every detail and request; With the resources now available, we have developed some very unique options to assist you in making memories of a lifetime for a lifetime (click here to scroll through some of our many options).
FACILITIES Take a look at our home-like, spacious, comfortable facilities. They have all been designed from the ground up for convenience– both for the families we serve and the friends and relatives who call at them. They are all easy to find on the main streets, all offer ample on-site parking, all are completely handicapped accessible, and all are designed to be adaptable for any service– large or small, intimate or private (go to our “locations” section to view photos of our three convenient locations).
PRICE We have a serve all families policy. If you want us to provide a funeral service, we will do our best to provide one within your financial situation. It may not be the most expensive or most elaborate, but it will be a funeral service that is memorable and special to you and your family. Because of our long history with very sound financial judgment from the previous directors, and the fact that we are completely debt free, our prices are amongst the most affordable. A recent survey (click here to view survey) done by an independent marketer compiled a price comparison for a basic funeral from NY state required price lists. It demonstrates that our prices are amongst the most reasonable available; please take a look and judge for yourself.
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