Reasons for Cremation & Cost of Cremation
Before your loved one passes away, they probably thought a bit about how they wanted their body to be handled after death. Some of them would prefer to be buried in a casket, but others would rather have their body cremated. We offer both services here at Legacy Funerals.
There are a various reasons that someone would want their body cremated. Maybe there are religious reasons. Perhaps the thought of their body slowly decomposing over an extended period of time does not sound appealing. Others like the idea of their ashes being scattered to the wind after they pass on, conveying the feeling of being free from the hardships of the living. Some might even consider the environmental impact of having a large ornamental casket being buried in the ground indefinitely.
If the Cost Of Cremation is a Factor
We can understand these reasons, and we are more than happy to help you through the process. With our cost of cremation starting at $795, we offer several affordable options for cremation, and we include the preparation of and a container for the deceased’s ashes in every package. Also included in every package is transportation within a 20 mile radius, an online obituary listing on our website, and all necessary documentation. If you would like a memorial service for the dearly departed or a fully-featured funeral at our venue or another location with our staff, we can most certainly accommodate that. We have full information available on cremation costs, as well as our other affordable services. To learn more about the cost of cremation view our cremations pricing page. Our funeral service pricing page also has pricing options available.
Here at Legacy Funerals, we understand that death is a very serious and solemn occasion. We also understand that it is important to our friends in the community to celebrate the wonderful life that their loved ones lived. While death may take a dear friend or family member at the most inopportune times, their lives and the memories we share with them are still deeply cherished in our minds and in our hearts. If you would like to pre-arrange a cremation, please call us or visit our office and we will gladly help you in any way we can.
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Choosing why to Cremate a Loved One
Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial. If you're asking the question as to why cremate a loved one or whether to choose burial, we're here to help you make that decision.
Cremation Cost is Only One Reason
Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."
He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."
Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.
You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.
Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?
We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at 801-300-7992 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.
Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".