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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. This family approach is a great comfort to those in Lakewood—as is our promise of superior service at a fair price.

An affordable Denver-area funeral home

Entryway of a funeral home with a Life Well Celebrated welcome mat.Located at the corner of Marshall Street and Alameda Avenue, Advantage Runyan-Stevenson is a team that has passionately served our community for over 60 years by uniquely honoring a family's legacy with simple, transparent, low-cost service. 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.

Simplified options

To make a difficult time easier, Advantage offers straightforward burial and cremation options for a range of budgets in two simple steps. First, you’ll choose  the type of service you want, and then select the products that best support that service. Options are clearly outlined for you—and there’s never any pressure to purchase more than you need. And, of course, you are always welcome to purchase services and merchandise a la carte from our General Price List.

Distinctive funerals and memorials

Our certified funeral celebrants are experts at helping families make selections that meet their needs. That means that whether you want a basic cremation or a traditional funeral at the funeral home with cemetery burial nearby, we know just what to do to keep things simple while also making them special.

Cremation options

Urn outside on table with flowers around itNot 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 options 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 our family of funeral homes. 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.

Planning a funeral ahead of time

At Advantage – Runyan-Stevenson we recognize that 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 plan final arrangements in advance. 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

We Honor Veterans level 4 badgeAt Advantage Runyan-Stevenson, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, 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 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.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 303-233-3333 to request a custom quote.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"We just thank you all very very much. You made a very sad, and shocking experience to our family less stressful for us, and it was obvious you cared. Thank you again from all of us. The Hill Family"

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September 2020

"I have used them before, are use them this time and I will use them again because I know that it will be done right the first time when nobody's looking I have used them before, are use them this time and I will use them again because I know that it will be done right the first time when nobody's looking"

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August 2020

"During one of the hardest times in my life their kindness made everything much easier. Everyone I dealt with was wonderful and professional. They made every aspect of something very difficult emotionally seamless and as easy as possible. The people who picked up my dad when he passed could not have been kinder."

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July 2020

"The staff was very courteous, respectful, and extremely nice with all aspects of their service. Considering the circumstances it was a great experience."

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May 2020

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