Transparency & Integrity

Our core values in providing the highest quality service to our community!

Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services is locally and family owned and operated. Our mission is to provide exceptional value and dignified, meaningful service to every family we have the honor to work with.

Below are some of the unique qualities about Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services.

• Being family owned means we are accountable to you and you alone, not some larger conglomerate, investors or stockholders.
• We respect the various cultural and religious diversity of our community when providing our services.
• We provide an ideal combination of price and quality. Our prices are clearly disclosed in our arrangements and on our website.
• Our staff is simply the very best. We offer exceptional, caring staff providing the level of compassionate care that only a family can provide.
• We are there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will also meet you at your home, our office or anywhere and at any time you need us.
• We are part of, and contribute to the betterment of the southern Nevada community through volunteer involvement and contributions.

Who Owns Most of the Southern Nevada Funeral Homes?

Over the past several years, large multi-national organizations have been purchasing funeral homes at an alarming rate. The early nineties saw hundreds of family operated funerals homes across North America brought into the fold of large multi-national firms. Recent media reports such as 60 Minutes, Time, and US News and World Report conclude that these death care business operations, while trying to maintain the facade of a family operation, quickly increase prices considerably and enforce merchandising policies on employees geared to significantly increase their bottom lines.

Here is a glimpse into who owns these funeral homes in our community.

SCI GROUP Service Corporation International (SCI) in Houston, Texas is the world's largest funeral/crematory/cemetery conglomerate chain which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. These firms are also branded as "Dignity Providers." SCI owns the following local funeral homes and cemeteries:

• Affordable Cremation and Burial Service
• King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery
• Neptune Society
• Palm Cheyenne Mortuary
• Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery
• Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery
• Palm Northwest Mortuary and Cemetery
• Palm Southwest Mortuary
• Thomas and Jones Funeral Home

Over the years, SCI has been found guilty of numerous lawsuits related to the care of the deceased. Read about some of them below:

• ​http://abc13.com/2nd-family-claims-loved-one-left-dripping-from-casket/2621255/

http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/grieving-family-finds-burial-vault-exposed

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20150306/jewish-cemetery-eden-memorial-park-sued-again-for-throwing-out-remains
http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-02-28/huge-funeral-chain-settles-graveyard-desecration-suit-buries-financial-details
http://funeralwatchdog.com/2014/02/28/sci-settles-l-a-class-action-lawsuit-for-an-estimated-35-25-million/

Below is an additional list of other funeral homes and cemeteries, located in Clark County which are NOT LOCALLY OWNED.

• Bunker’s Mortuary
• Bunker’s Eden Vale Cemetery
• Bunker’s Memory Gardens Cemetery
• Davis Funeral Home, Charleston
• Davis Funeral Home, Eastern and Memorial Park
• Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial
• Sunrise Cremation Society

TO BE SURE YOU ARE RECEIVING THE VERY BEST RESPECTFUL, COMPASSIONATE CARE,

AT A FAIR COST, USE A LOCALLY OWNED FUNERAL HOME.