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Effective Date: January 1, 2019

The Funeral Rule

It is our obligation at KSE Funeral Home to inform the families that we serve the rights that they have when choosing services with our funeral home. Many funeral providers offer various "packages' of commonly selected goods and services that make up a funeral. But when families arrange for a funeral, they have the right to buy individual goods and services. That is, (families, consumers) do not have to accept a package that may include items they do not want. According to the Funeral Rule established in 1994, by the Federal Trade Commission:

  • You have the right to choose the funeral goods and services that you want.
  • The funeral provider must state this right in writing on the general price list.
  • If state or local law requires you to buy any particular item, the funeral provider must disclose it on the price list, with a reference to the specific law.
  • The funeral provider may not refuse, or charge a fee, to handle a casket you bought elsewhere.
  • A funeral provider that offers cremations must make alternative containers available.
  • Whenever the price of goods and services are discussed, a copy of the general price list must be given to the consumer for their retention.

To insure that consumers have the right to pick and choose those items which they wish to purchase, the Federal Trade Commission has selected sixteen various funeral goods and services that must be separately priced on the General Price List. It is important to note that the funeral home is only required to list these goods and services if they offer them for sale. For your convenience we have listed the required items below.

  • Services of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Embalming
  • Other Preparation of the Body
  • Services and Facilities for Viewing
  • Services and Facilities for Funeral ceremony
  • Services and Facilities for Memorial Service
  • Services and Equipment for Graveside service
  • Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Casket Price Range
  • Outer Burial Container Price Range
  • Forwarding of Remains
  • Receiving of Basic Remains
  • Direct Cremations
  • Immediate Burials

It is our desire that all of our families compare prices and services so that ultimately the funeral reflects a wise and well-informed purchasing decision as well as a meaningful celebration of their loved one.


PO Box 1027
15945 US Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO 65653


Phone: (417) 546-6250                   Facebook: KSE Funeral Home