Flanner Buchanan, an Indianapolis-based company with more than a dozen funeral home locations in central Indiana, recently acquired the 32,000-square-foot building near the Riverside area.
Funeral homes aren't just for funerals anymore. Businesses that once focused almost entirely on honoring the dead are now open to an array of events as they seek to add revenue.
The legislation would require the State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service to adopt rules for alkaline hydrolysis. The process is legal in 11 other states.
Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers sometimes stretches the definition of “funeral” to stay relevant after nearly
130 years. The family-owned business began downtown and has grown northward along with the city’s population. Today,
it has 14 funeral centers and conducted 2,200 funerals last year.