Guide to Funeral Directors in Columbus

With a population of over 850,000 residents, Ohio’s capital, Columbus, is the largest in the state and the 15th biggest city in the U.S. overall. Serving this diverse population are over 20 Columbus funeral homes offering a variety of traditional and contemporary burial and cremation options. There is a concentration of funeral homes in central Columbus, with others throughout the city’s outskirts.

In Ohio, Christian settlers began to arrive in the early 1600s, and today the state has one of the highest populations of Amish and Mennonites in the world. Judaism also has a significant following within the city and its suburbs. Synagogues include Congregation Tifereth Israel, Wexner Junior Student Center, Beth Jacob Congregation, Congregation Torat Emet and Beth Messiah Congregation, all located in the central Columbus area. There are also several mosques in Columbus, serving its Muslim community. Therefore funeral homes in Columbus may have experience serving the needs of various faiths and beliefs.

Funerals in Columbus are governed by the state laws of Ohio. As such, there are no laws requiring embalming or the use of a casket for a burial or cremation, although both remain widely popular choices. There are also no state laws in place to control where you may keep or spread cremation ashes.

There are many burial grounds in and around the city of Columbus, including the historical Green Lawn Cemetery and Union Cemetery, both with burial and cremation memorial options available.

Search by area or ZIP code now to find Columbus funeral homes near you. You can order results by best rated, most reviewed or nearest to compare your local funeral services. Click on a funeral home’s profile to read customer reviews, discover more about the services they provide, and get in touch to begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.