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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

A Prepaid Cremation

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The benefits of prepaid cremation are significant. A loving, dignified tribute is planned without subjecting yourself or your family to uncomfortable financial debt. Cremation planning includes researching options and finding a reputable funeral home... 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

Catholic Funeral Traditions

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A traditional catholic funeral follows a specific order: the Vigil and Mass, followed by the burial and informal gathering after the burial. Important prayers and scriptures are included. Catholic funeral rites must take place in the proper order.... 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

Veterans Death and Funeral Benefits

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There are several different programs available for veteran's death and burial benefits. Death benefits are available from the federal government to the families.... Read full article

Benefits of Funeral Insurance

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Funeral insurance specifically helps to cover funeral expenses when the insured person dies. From which the death benefit is used to pay the predetermined expenses of the insured’s funeral.... Read full article

Behind the Scenes of a Jehovah Witness Funeral

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Whether you just accepted Jehovah God as your savior or belong to another Christian denomination, it is important to realize that Jehovah Witness funerals are slightly different from other funeral traditions.... 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

Cremation in the Jewish Tradition

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A Jewish cremation is unequivocally not allowed by Jewish law under traditional interpretation. There are multiple explanations, biblical citations, and interpretations that are found to explain this taboo.... Read full article