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Cremation Cost Estimate

Cremation:

Good $1,500

Better $3,500

Best $7,000

  Direct cremation;
no memorial visitation or services beforehand.
Direct cremation,
but with memorial visitation and funeral services without the body present.

Cremation after memorial visitation and funeral services with body present.
Flowers: None. Floral spray. Casket spray, family piece and lid piece.


Included in the Best Option:

  • Transfer of remains to funeral home.
  • Basic services of funeral director and staff.
  • Death certificate; obituary notices.
  • Printing package, including register book, memorial cards or prayer cards, and acknowledgment cards.
  • Use of facilities and staff for visitation at funeral home, and for funeral ceremony at funeral home or church.
  • Use of casket for memorial visitation and funeral ceremony.
  • Church or clergy stipend.
  • Cemetery opening and closing charge.
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