Funeral Homes

Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home

  • 7606 Old National Pk
    Boonsboro MD 21713

J. L. Davis Funeral Home

  • 12525 Bradbury Ave
    Smithsburg MD 21783

Hartzler Funeral Home

  • 404 S. Main St.
    Woodsboro MD 21798
  • 11802 Liberty Rd.
    Frederick MD 21701

Keeney & Basford Funeral Home

  • 106 East Church St
    Frederick MD 21701

Molesworth- Williams Funeral Home

  • 26401 Ridge Rd
    Damascus MD 20872

Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home

  • 210 W. Main St
    Emmitsburg MD 21727

Resthaven Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens

  • 9501 Catoctin Mountain Way
    Frederick MD 21701

Rollins Life Celebration Center

  • 330 Catoctin Ave.
    Frederick MD 21701

Stauffer Funeral Home

  • 1621 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick 21702
  • 40 Fulton Ave, Walkersville 21793
  • 104 E. Main St, Thurmont 21788
  • 8 E. Ridgeville, Mount Airy 21771
  • 1100 N. Maple Ave, Brunswick 21716

Thompson-Harman Funeral Home

  • 31 E. Main St
    Middletown MD 21769

John T. Williams Funeral Home

  • 100 Petersville Rd
    Brunswick MD 21716

Cremation Services

  • Resthaven Cremation Services
  • Stauffer Crematory Inc

Additional Resources

State Anatomy Board: 410-547-1222

The State Anatomy Board uses a body that has been donated for the purpose of medical research and education.

The Anatomy Board assumes immediate custody of the body, so there cannot be a funeral service with the body present. However, the family may elect to have a memorial service at any time.

The individual must pre-register to have his or her body donated. Next-of-kin or medical power of attorney cannot register for another person.

Cremains can be interred at a dedicated gravesite in Sykesville, MD. If they are returned to family, the cremains may not be very complete, and it may take over a year. Cremation is paid for by the State Anatomy Board.

Anatomy Gift Registry: 800-300-5433

The Anatomy Gift Registry uses tissue for the purpose of medical study.

Similar to the Anatomy Board, the Gift Registry assumes custody of the body upon death. Again, the body cannot be present for a funeral service but the family can have a memorial service at any time. Registry may be by the individual, and also by next-of-kin, before or after death. Cremains are returned to next-of-kin, sometimes within a month. Cremation is paid for by the Anatomy Gift Registry.

Emergency Assistance: 301-600-2417

Limited funds are available through Dept. of Social Services to cover funeral or cremation costs under very specific circumstances. Recipients must apply for eligibility. Do not make funeral arrangements with a funeral home prior to calling DSS. DSS address: 100 East All Saints St. in Frederick.

Crossings: Caring for Our Own at Death: 301-593-5451, or

This is a resource center for after-death care alternatives, educating the family to act as funeral director. This is legal in Maryland but not in all states.

Veterans’ Benefits: 301-600-2155

Call to learn if a veteran is eligible for VA assistance with burial cost. A Veteran must have discharge papers available when making the call, and there are other factors necessary to determine qualification.

Other information:

The website provides a great deal of information for consumers.

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

This is the Maryland state agency that regulates funeral homes and crematoriums which are operated with a mortician.

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