How will I know if I will need an oversized casket?

We have a staff of 30 people. Only two are big enough to need an oversized casket because they are 25″ wide at their widest point. Simply measure the person at their widest point to tell if they will need an oversized casket or not. Our normal caskets have an inside width of 23.5 inches and are 79″ long (6 foot 7 inches). Normal guys that are 6 foot tall and 240 pounds can easily fit in a normal casket. The two people in our office that are 25 inches wide and require the oversized casket are: Lady 5 foot 3 inches and 330 pounds and a man 6 foot 3 inches and 300 pounds; both fit in the oversized casket. As a funeral home said, if the guy is over 6 feet 7 inches tall, they make him fit, so height is not a problem. The oversized caskets are 27.5″ wide inside. If the person is wider than 27.5″, then they will not fit in our caskets. Often the funeral director will say that they need a 28″ casket, that is because theirs are normally 24″ or 28′ wide, so usually the person will fit in ours if they need a 28″ casket. Ask how wide the person is.

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