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Cremation Memorials: Urns and Memorial Keepsakes

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Following cremation, families must decide how to honor the remains of their loved one. Options range from cremation burial to scattering of ashes to a cremation memorial. A cremation memorial is a physical way to keep and honor the cremated remains.... Read full article

Compare Cremation Costs to Burial Costs

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With cemetery property in short supply, the cost of burial continues to rise. Compared with burial costs, cremation costs are more affordable and the ancillary costs are minimal.... Read full article

Create a Healing Funeral with These Four “Rs”

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Has anyone in your family told you “Don’t have a funeral for me when I’m gone?" People who make such requests are really doing a disservice to the people who love them. Humans need rituals to mark life cycle events.... Read full article

Preplanning and Funding a Funeral

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A major reason people pre-plan and pre-fund their funerals is so their loved ones do not have to go through the emotional and financial burden of paying for the funeral.... Read full article

Authorizing a Cremation in Illinois

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In Illinois, all dispositions of remains, whether it’s for a funeral or a cremation, fall under the Disposition of Remains Act - Chapter 755 ILCS 65. Illinois state law makes no differentiation between arranging a cremation or arranging a funeral.... Read full article

Burial Costs Increasing

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Like many things in today's world, burial costs are on the rise. As funeral homes across the nation see a decline in revenue, as well as an increase in overhead costs, families are increasingly forced to pay higher costs to bury their loved ones.... Read full article

Burial Vaults and Burial Liners

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In most traditional funerals, burial vaults and grave liners are generally used. Burial vaults are primarily used to keep the weight of the ground from crushing a buried coffin and also to keep the ground above from sinking in.... Read full article

Alternative Funerals

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Alternative funerals are gaining in popularity. There are various forms of alternative funeral choices. Many believe that a death is not a time of mourning and sorrow but rather a time for celebration of the deceased life and accomplishments.... Read full article

Burial Costs

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Burial costs can be extremely expensive. One way to alleviate the pressure on your family is by pre-planning your arrangements.... Read full article

Cremation and the Catholic Church

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The Roman Catholic Church banned Catholic Cremation for centuries due to the Church's belief in the resurrection of the body after death and the body as a temple of the Holy Spirit. The Catholic view on cremation is the cremation process destroyed...... Read full article