Cremation has become a more popular option in the US within the last 10 years. Being cremated wastes fewer resources and is typically much less expensive than burial. However, it also can be viewed as the less traditional option. If you are interested in cremation, contact us about our cremation services in New Castle, IN.
What To Consider When Choosing Cremation
Choosing a method for final disposition for you or a loved one can be an overwhelming task. There are a variety of options and factors to consider when choosing, such as religious or cultural beliefs, comfortability, how you would like your funeral service to take place, and more.
Cremation is typically the most affordable option, but it is less conventional than most traditional US final disposition methods. Choosing cremation means that you or your loved one will not have a typical burial service with a lowering of the casket.
It can also mean that there may not be a physical gravesite for others to visit and pay respects for years to come. However, there are several options for cremation that still allow for many traditional elements.
Options For Cremation
Urn Kept At Home
Cremated ashes may be kept in an urn to be displayed at home. This allows you or your loved one to be kept close to those that matter most. However, something to consider with this option is that it may make it difficult for those outside of your family to have a physical place to visit and pay respects. Altogether with cremation and the cost of an urn, this option can range on average between $2,000 and $5,000.
Interment Of Ashes
Interment of ashes is when cremated ashes are buried in either a cemetery or are stored in a building designed to hold ashes, like a columbarium. Either of these are good options if you are interested in cremating and having somewhere to commemorate you or your loved one for years to come, but do not wish to display an urn in your home. It also allows others outside of your family freedom to visit as they please and gives the option of a final resting place next to other loved ones if they also choose this path of final disposition. This also may allow for more traditional elements of a funeral service held in a cemetery.
A burial of ashes in a public funeral plot costs on average between $350 to $500, while burying ashes in a private cemetery costs on average between $1,000 to $2,500. Prices for storing ashes in columbariums can vary considerably.
Scattering Of Ashes
With this cremation final disposition option, there is no physical gravesite. Scattering of cremated ashes can be a way for you or your loved one to rest in one or several of their favorite places.
Scattering ashes can allow you or your loved one to become part of the circle of life and can provide benefits to nearby plant life. It is also viewed by many as better for the environment as it doesn’t take up any land space. With this option, the only cost is that of direct cremation, which typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000.
You can learn more about cremation services in New Castle, IN. Talk to us at Sproles Family Funeral Home to schedule a consultation and learn about cremation services/funeral home services. Visit our offices in Indiana or call our locations.