For thousands of years, craftsmen and artisans have appreciated the beauty of bronze and copper. Bronze and copper are among the most durable of metals, which makes them ideal for the construction of caskets. In 1963, Batesville Casket Company became the first manufacturer to mass-produce bronze and copper caskets, creating production systems that make these products affordable to a wider segment of the population.
Batesville was the first company to develop and mass-produce steel caskets that provide exceptional beauty and superior quality. All Batesville metal caskets pass stringent factory testing to ensure their quality and integrity.
Stainless steel caskets are available in a variety of grades, finishes and styles. Steel caskets offer a range of colors, finishes and thicknesses ranging from 16 gauge (thicker) to 20 gauge (thinner).
Wood caskets are the choice of families who appreciate and cherish the qualities of natural wood. The warmth, beauty and personality it brings to fine furniture makes this material ideally suited for caskets as well.
Models are offered in a variety of wood species including mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan, pine, ash, sycamore and poplar. With a wood casket, you’ll find there is no substitute for quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Added to the corners of the caskets, placed in an alcove or displayed on a memory table, LifeSymbols® designs are a touching expression of the spirit, personality and interests of your loved one. These popular casket enhancements are also used as individual keepsakes for family and friends, and include themes of patriotism, gardening, sports, family relationships, and spirituality.
The LifeView® panel allows the casket itself to become the canvas for telling the story of a lifetime, using the loved one’s own photos and precious memorabilia to create a truly meaningful and moving tribute.
Located in the lid of the casket, embroidered tribute panels provide you with a personal way to highlight a loved one’s interests, hobbies or values. Choices include spiritual symbols, organizational emblems, favorite pastimes, or special relationships.
You can also add a meaningful touch to the casket through an embroidered message or a special design on a fabric overthrow.
Displayed in the lid of the casket, LifeStories® medallions are designed to capture the spirit and personality of the loved one. The LifeStories casket collection includes a variety of models, each of which is designed to display three medallions. Matching keepsake medallions are also available to be shared by family members and friends.