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Our Prices


We believe that funeral pricing information should be as transparent and easy to understand as possible while also being presented in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations.  It is for this reason that we clearly share all of our pricing options online so that families may review the options in the comfort of their own home.

If we can answer any questions you may have about the information contained on this page, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 509-925-3141 or via email by clicking here.


Federal Trade Commission Disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule requires that price information be disclosed to all consumers who ask through the use of the General Price List. By continuing to read the information on this page, you are acknowledging that you have downloaded a PDF copy of our General Price List

Johnston & Williams Funeral Home
General Price List - 1.8.2022

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Understanding Price Terminology

Funeral prices are broken down into three categories, each of which goes into calculating the overall cost of a funeral.  At the conclusion of your arrangement conference with the funeral director, you will be provided a "Statement of Funeral Goods & Services Selected" which outlines each selection your family has made to arrive at the overall cost of the funeral or memorial. 

To better help families understand these categories before you come into the funeral home to make arrangements, we've provided explanations below:

Professional Services  include the professional and technical services of our staff, use of our facilities, equipment and full fleet of professional funeral automobiles, along with access to our professional knowledge bank that comes with our firms' collective 100 year-plus history of serving families in Kittitas County.

Merchandise Items are things such as caskets, urns, alternative cremation containers, outer burial containers, memorial stationary, headstones and other tangible goods we sell you.  All merchandise is subject to applicable sales tax.

Cash Advance Items, are things that we procure and/or pay for on your behalf ahead of the service and include on your statement.  These items include items such as certified death certificates ($25 each), cemetery charges (varies by cemetery but typically no less than $1900 minimum for a full burial, $900 minimum for cremation placement), paid obituary notices ($225-$325 each newspaper, depending on length and publication selected), honorariums to pastors and/or musicians (varies widely but averages $300-500), etc. 

Under Washington law, our funeral home may not accept a commission, rebate or otherwise add a markup to items disclosed as cash advances.  As such, the items in this category will wind up being exactly what you would pay if you were doing so directly.  However, since the exact amounts of cash advance items (especially obituaries) can be unknown at the time of the arrangement, we will put a good faith estimate on your Statement of Funeral Goods & Services and then send a finalized accounting of this portion of your statement which may include a refund from the funeral home or a small balance due from your family.

The accurate cost of a funeral or memorial is arrived at when the total of all three categories are combined. 

Professional Services + Merchandise + Cash Advances = Total Price of Funeral

When comparing pricing between funeral homes or cremation providers, we encourage you to look at the whole picture  and not just the lowest advertised price.  When we provide an estimate to a family inquiring about costs, we are sure to include the median price for merchandise selections as well as the typical cash advances for the type of service you've discussed with us.  However, each funeral is unique and we encourage you to come in to visit with us to make those selections to arrive at the most reasonable estimate possible before the need arises.  


Burial Options

We stock a wide selection of caskets, which are reflected in the images below, and also available for in-person inspection at our funeral home in Ellensburg.  Our Casket Price List is also included in PDF form to remain compliant with the FTC Funeral Rule.

Our philosophy regarding the way we display and sell caskets simple - we never want you to feel as if you have to ask if there is "something in the back" that might be cheaper, nor will we try to sell you something better than we would select for ourselves or members of our own family. A casket it isn't a purchase people make every day, which is we show a sampling of everything from the least expensive cloth covered option to solid cherry and many options in between.  This concept helps families understand how caskets are priced in relation to the quality of materials used while providing a wide selection of colors, materials and designs to fit every family's desires and budget.


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Executive Cherry
$8,395

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Vermont Maple
$4,995

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Galaxy
$4,995
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Lavender Rose
$4,595


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Fairview Barnwood
$4,595

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Teanaway
$4,195

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Homestead
$4,195

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Henderson Poplar
$3,995


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Waters Oak
$3,895

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Ballard Blue
$3,695

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Eisenhower Grey
$3,195

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Elegant Orchid
$2,995


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Glendale Poplar
$2,995
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Viceroy
$2,195

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Utility
$1,295

Casket Price List - 1.8.2022

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.


Cremation Options

To learn what sets us apart from the vast majority of other cremation providers , please click here


Alternative Disposition Methods


Direct Disposition

These options are the simplest form of burial or cremation and do not include, unless otherwise specified, any viewing, rites or ceremonies prior to the burial or cremation taking place and are scheduled at the convenience of the funeral home, cemetery and crematory (as applicable).
Additional merchandise (other than the price ranges specified), cash advances and sales tax are not included

Immediate Burial
$2,995 - $11,390

 Our charge for immediate burial includes the basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains to the funeral home within our defined service area (50 miles, one-way), sanitary care, preparation and dressing of remains for one-hour, private family viewing of unembalmed remains, refrigeration (up to five days), obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations and hearse transportation to a cemetery within our defined service area (50 miles, one-way). 

 This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to the burial or any rites or ceremonies at the graveside. It does not include the cost of the actual grave at the cemetery, the opening and closing of the grave or any outer burial container that may be required by the cemetery. Additional itemized selections from the General Price List (such as viewing or ceremony) may not be added to this charge.

 Immediate Burial with Casket Provided by Purchaser
$2,995.00

 Immediate Burial with Casket Selected from our Funeral Home $4,290 - $11,390



Direct Cremation
$1,995 - $3,390

Our charge for direct cremation includes the basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains to the funeral home within our defined service area (50 miles, one-way), sanitary care, preparation and dressing of remains for one-hour, private family viewing of unembalmed remains, refrigeration (up to five days), obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations and the actual cost of the cremation process. 

This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to the cremation, other than the one hour of private family viewing time included in the above description. Additional itemized selections from the General Price List (such as embalming, viewing or ceremony) may not be added to this charge. 

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of material like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are cardboard and fiberboard. 

  Direct Cremation with Container Provided by Purchaser
 $1,995.00

 Direct Cremation with Minimum Alternative Container
from our funeral home
$2,180.00

 Direct Cremation with Alternative Container 
selected from price list
 $2,324.00 - $3,390.00



Payment Arrangements

To lose someone you love is a devastating human experience. It is frequently traumatic and can seriously impact judgement and often comes at a time when survivors are least prepared financially. We believe in the importance of ritual and celebrating a life that has been lived and will assist in an appropriate service to meet your individual needs.  Johnston & Williams has never turned away a family based on their ability to pay. We simply ask for your frankness regarding financial matters and pledge that we will work with you, if necessary to arrive at terms that are fair and amicable to all involved. 

It is also important to be realistic in respect to funeral expenses, keeping within your family’s budget while still honoring your wishes.  In order to be fair to all parties, provisions for payment are due at the time of arrangement. We accept cash, check, all major credit cards as well as assignment of life insurance benefits (for a nominal fee).

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