Cremation Facts: Everything You Need to Know

By: Greg Hurd
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Many people are now forgoing traditional burials and instead, choosing cremations. This is especially true for people who take the time to pre-plan their funeral and make their choices in advance. It’s important for people to understand the funeral process well before they make their decision. Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Funeral Service

Most people believe that families can’t hold a funeral service if they choose cremation but that’s not the case at all. Cremation doesn’t interfere with the funeral process so families and friends can hold a full funeral service, a wake, or another memorial service before the body is cremated.

2. Storing the Remains

The only remains from the cremation process are the ashes of the deceased. Families can store these ashes in an urn and bury them in a cemetery, store them on their property, scatter them, or store them in a columbarium. Some choose more unconventional methods of handling the remains like burying them in the garden or using them in artwork, etc.

3. Cost of the Cremation

The cost of the cremation will include a number of factors. You can cut down on some expenses based on personal preferences and requirements. These expenses include:

  • The cost of transporting and preparing the body.
  • Costs of the casket to transport the body, the urn, any grave liner or marker, and the cost of the columbarium.
  • Services of the funeral home.

The funeral director will provide an accurate breakdown of the costs and help you plan the cremation. They’ll also answer any questions you might have about the process so you can make a decision based on facts.

If you want to know more about funeral services and other details, don’t hesitate to call us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to help. 

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