Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services – Runyan-Stevenson in Lakewood, Colorado, has provided simple and affordable funerals and cremations for local families since 1974. At Advantage, you'll find clear, easy-to-understand burial and cremation choices to meet your needs. One of our founders, Harry Stephenson, continues to work at the funeral home and remains active in the community. This family approach is a great comfort to those in Lakewood—as is our promise of superior service at a fair price.
- Catered events
Services available to support planning events
Arrangements by phone and email
complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
certified professionals in planning personalized memorial services
trained professionals in planning personalized memorial services
- Police escort available
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Multicultural funerals
An affordable Denver-area funeral home
Located at the corner of Marshall Street and Alameda Avenue, Advantage Runyan-Stevenson specializes in helping create meaningful and dignified funerals for families from all walks of life. Whether you are planning in advance or need to plan a loved one’s service immediately, we work with you on services that are both memorable and affordable.
Built as a funeral home with a spacious chapel, the location has plenty of room for friends and family to gather and reflect before, during or after a service. Our beautiful reception facilities are ideal for hosting a catered breakfast buffet or a cake-and-coffee social.
Advantage offers an alternative to traditional funeral homes by making the arrangement process easy to understand, without sacrificing high quality or care. At Advantage, you can plan a funeral or memorial that’s expressive but not expensive.
Our certified funeral celebrants are experts at helping families make selections that meet their needs. That means that whether you want a basic cremation, at the funeral home with cemetery burial nearby, or a celebration of life, we know just what to do to keep things simple while also making them special.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and the different memorial and burial choices. From a simple cremation without a service or a witness to a full funeral service before or after the cremation, you can select from affordable packages to meet your needs.
And for families who choose the time-honored tradition of cremation, our full-service funeral home uses a private crematory dedicated to the Dignity Memorial® network. This allows us to have complete control of a cremation from start to finish and means your loved one never leaves our care or the care of our affiliates.
Your loved one’s urn can be picked up at the funeral home or someone from our team can deliver it to your home or send it to you by mail. We also offer scattering assistance by request.
To make a difficult time easier, Advantage offers straightforward burial and cremation packages for a range of budgets. You will start by choosing a set of services, and then you will choose the merchandise option that best fits your needs. Options are clearly outlined for you—and there’s never any pressure to purchase more than you need.
Planning a funeral ahead of time
Funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during your immediate time of need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to . By preparing these details ahead of time, you provide peace of mind to your loved ones while outlining your wishes. You also lock in today’s prices and avoid future price increases, which can help ease your family’s financial stress during an already stressful time. When you’re ready, we’re here to discuss low-cost funerals and cremations and walk you through the pre-planning process.
Even if you’re not ready to plan, we encourage you to ask about our exclusive family pricing guarantees and free registration of your wishes ahead of time.
We Honor Veterans
At Advantage Runyan-Stevenson, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with , we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families. With respect and integrity, we will walk you through creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Here when you need us
Our team is bilingual in English and Spanish. We have passionately served the community for over 60 years by uniquely honoring a family's legacy with simple, transparent, low-cost service. We are compassionate, knowledgeable and always here to help you plan a funeral or cremation service at a price competitive with any other funeral home in the Denver area. With Advantage, you can be assured that you’ll receive the highest quality service and merchandise available at the most economical price possible.
We are proud of our consistent service and long reputation, and pledge to care for your family like our own. Arrangements can be made in person, by phone or by email, so please don’t hesitate to reach out when you need us.
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"The only issue we experienced was the staff really rushed us after our graveside service. It was the lady who met us at the cemetery with the casket. She did not allow us to talk to our friends imme)..."See More
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"Very good experience my prearrangements already done through same company many thanks"
Verified Cremation Customer
"Everyone was very professional!"
Verified Cremation Customer
"All staff did a great job! No pressure. Volunteered to arrange military honors for church service. Great job, highly recommed"
Verified Cremation Customer
"I need to know the procedure on burning the ashes with father & mother - the opening & closing the grave site."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer