History: Creve Coeur, Mo.: Meeting Your (Film)Maker

The Cassity boys want their cemeteries to tell your life story

Like others in their ancient industry, cemetery owners Brent and Tyler Cassity will bury you or burn you. But unlike your average gravediggers, they believe their most noble offering is to immortalize you. That's why their firm, based in Creve Coeur--it means Heartbreak--Mo., has the ambitious name Forever Enterprises. Besides providing the usual burial plots and cremation urns, Forever helps the living remember the dead by producing biographies of the deceased that can be viewed on touchscreen kiosks at the cemetery. That means the Cassity brothers may have found a way for people not to dodge mortality but to shape it...

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