Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that planning a funeral can be difficult, and we know you have many questions. But your loved ones are unique, and they deserve attention that is detailed and personal. While we have answered a few common questions below, we encourage you to talk to us personally. We will answer our phones any time, day or night, so you may speak with someone quickly and directly.
Please feel free to call us any time at 801.474.9119.

Do you honor prepaid plans from other mortuaries?

Yes, prepaid, or pre-need, funeral plans are easily transferable and we accept most programs issued by other mortuaries. In fact, the money collected for prepaid plans is actually held in a trust account or insurance policy and not by the mortuary itself. These accounts gain interest to offset any rising funeral costs and are typically managed by a third-party trustee, often times a bank.
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Why choose a traditional wake?

An evening wake is a very meaningful way in which you and your family can honor and celebrate the life of those who have passed on. Incorporating personal details such as photos, keepsakes, and favorite songs, it is a truly unique event that embodies the essence of your loved one's personality and lasting legacy. A traditional wake allows your family and friends to grieve together and connect with one another as you share memories and stories. It is the beginning of healing and an experience that will be cherished and remembered for years to come.
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Why should we choose Starks Funeral Parlor?

We believe that you should take your time when selecting a funeral parlor. It's best to look into many options, narrow it down to two or three, and then visit the funeral homes to meet the people who will be caring for your loved one. Ask yourself how you feel when you visit with them. Do you feel comfortable? Do you trust this person with the very important responsibility for which they will take on? We believe if you do your research and you take the time visit with us, the choice will be clear.

Please don't hesitate to call us at 801.474.9119, day or night to discuss your needs. We look forward to meeting you in person.
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I cannot begin to tell
you how much your sensitivity and sincere concern helped to
ease our pain.”
– Doug & Lois Horne
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