- The Washington Times - Friday, October 17, 2014

A funeral home in Saginaw, Mich., has a new service for clients who can’t seem to get out of their cars to view and pay their last respects to the dead — a drive-through window option.

Paradise Funeral Chapel just started offering the service to patrons, mostly for those who have physical ailments and limitations that make it difficult to exit their vehicles, The Associated Press reported.

Ivan Phillips, the funeral home president, said he expects the service will probably rise in popularity when clients realize it’s not a gimmick.

Curtains on the window are set to automatically open when a car pulls up, AP reported. Those mourning then get three minutes to view the body, while music plays in the background.

Mr. Phillips said the drive-through option is scheduled so it doesn’t conflict with the inside services.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide