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There are several types of cremation, including scattering cremated remains or keeping them in an urn. Scattering can occur in a cemetery scattering garden, or at sea or certain places with special meaning (please note that the scattering of ashes is prohibited in some areas). An urn can also be placed in a spot with special meaning like over a mantle in a home, or in an urn garden, community mausoleum niche, urn mausoleum (called a columbarium), or even buried in a gravesite space.

Compared to other burial options, cremation service costs tend to be less expensive, particularly when pre-planning a cremation. Viewings and full funeral services can also be held.

Cremation service is the right choice for you if:

  • You prefer a lower-cost option
  • You prefer the idea of an aboveground resting place
  • You want your remains to stay with your loved ones
  • You want your remains to rest in a particular (non-cemetery) location

Cremation services can require the following components:

If urn is buried in a gravesite space:

  • Gravesite – the space or plot.
  • Vault – a concrete enclosure that serves as the casket's protective lining and provides safe, sure footing for your loved ones.
  • Opening-and-Closing – preparation of gravesite for burial service that consists of ground opening, closing (back-filling), and landscaping (to restore gravesite's appearance). 

If urn is buried in placed in a mausoleum or columbarium niche:

  • Niche Opening-and-Closing – opening the niche and then closing it after placement of the cremation urn.

If you think pre-planning cremation service is the right memorialization option for you, request your free, no-obligation kit now to get more information about the various types of cremation, lock in today’s prices for cremation services, and have the peace of mind of knowing it’s all taken care of.