Warren-McElwain provides a full range of services including burial, cremation in our own crematory, entombment, or body donation. We offer a complete line of granite and bronze markers and arrange the installation in any cemetery. Complete pre-planning in advance of immediate need is also available.

Warren-McElwain Mortuary & Cremation Services offers a diversity of products and services designed to meet the needs of those we serve. The following is a directory of some of those services.

In Immediate Need or Have Questions?
Please Call (785) 843-1120
We Are Available 24/7



Traditional Funeral Services (Chapel or Church)

  • The body is present for the service.
  • May be religious or secular in content.
  • May request a visitation the day of the service or the night before.

Graveside Services

  • Cemetery of your choice.
  • May replace a chapel or church service.
  • May request a visitation the day of the service or the night before.
  • Called a “graveside inurnment” service for cremation.

Memorial Service

  • May be held at the chapel, church, care facility, or another location of choice.
  • The body is not present.

Cremation Services:


Contemporary Cremation

  • Similar to a Traditional Funeral with the body present (embalming), and viewing.
  • Cremation occurs after the ceremony.
  • Use ceremonial casket (rental) or cremation casket.
  • May request a visitation the day of the service or the night before.
  • Selection of urns available.

Traditional Cremation

  • Memorial Service, limited viewing (no embalming).
  • Cremation takes place as soon as paperwork is complete.
  • Choice of minimum container or cremation casket.
  • Selection of urns available.

Direct Cremation

  • No services or ceremony. No embalming.
  • Minimum container or cremation casket.
  • Cremation occurs as soon as paperwork is complete.
  • May request a visitation or a memorial gathering with no ceremony.
  • Selection of urns available.

Green (Natural) Burial »

  • No embalming.
  • Limited viewing.
  • Refrigeration is used until the day of burial.
  • May use the Natural Burial Section at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
  • Selection of natural burial caskets and containers are available.


  • We’ll help you decide which service you’d like
  • Prepare all necessary documents/information
  • Lock in today’s costs for the service you choose
  • All preparations will be already in place at the time of death, giving your family peace of mind

Merchandise »

  • Caskets
  • Ceremonial (Rental) and Cremation Caskets
  • Green (Natural) caskets
  • Monuments and Markers
  • Cremation Urns
  • Memorialization Items
  • DVD Video Tributes
  • Webcasting – Lawrence Location Only

Cemetery Arrangements (Warren-McElwain Mortuary is able to service all cemeteries.)

  • Burial Spaces
  • Mausoleum Crypts
  • Burial Vaults
  • Niches for Cremation Urns
  • Monuments and Markers. (We have a full line.)

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Other Services

  • Arrange for Certified Funeral Celebrant for non-religious service
  • Arrange for scattering of ashes at sea
  • Transfer (Shipping) Services
  • Full Body Donations to KU Medical Center
  • Assistance with Organ Banks for Tissue Donations

Veterans Services

  • Advise & Assist with Veterans Burials & Benefits
  • Information on National Cemeteries


Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Contact Robin Colerick-Shinkle – 785-505-3140
Visiting Nurses Hospice – 785-843-3738
Douglas County Senior Services – 785-842-0543

Great Lakes Hospice (Formerly Grace Hospice)
Great Lakes Hospice in association with Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living-785-841-5000 or 1-800-396-7778
Presbyterian Manor sponsored by Grace Hospice – 785-841-5300
Widowed Too Soon – 785-841-5300

Topeka, KS

Midland Hospice785-232-2044
– Campus Supporting Grieving Kids – 785-232-2044 ext. 701100

Please feel free to contact us at (785) 843-1120 or regarding any questions that you may have on any of the above services or for more specific details.