A Guide to Cremation Pricing from Heritage Cremation Provider
Heritage Cremation Provider wants to make sure that before you make any decisions during this time of your grief, that we give you all of the information you need about cremation pricing. We know that everyone wants to lay to rest their loved one in the most dignified and memorable way possible without having to consider the cost, but we also understand that people are on budgets and need to know the cost of a service before they can consider it.
Heritage Cremation Provider is family owned and has been operating for over two decades. We serve those in our community and truly understand their needs, desires and expectations when they lose a loved one.
Cremation pricing is less expensive than traditional funeral services held in funeral homes, even when they include a memorial service after the cremation process. The reason for the cost of cremation being lower than funeral services are the many expenses that go into conventional burials and viewings.
Conventional funerals require the expense of embalming, a casket, casket liner, cemetery plot, and vault, maker for the grave, dressing of the departed and any extra transportation that may be necessary. Cremation pricing does not include any of these because they are not necessary when cremation is the choice for end of life arrangements.
Heritage Cremation Provider believes that all people deserve a blend of distinguished, quality cremation services and an affordable cremation price that never sacrifices the dignity of your loved one.
Cremation pricing from Heritage Cremation Provider starts with a direct cremation package cost of $695 that includes:
- Managing all of the necessary paperwork for the release of the departed
- Transporting the departed to a crematory where the cremation will take place
- The container used in the crematory
- A stringent container for the return of the departed ashes
- Final transportation to the place of the families' choice
- 24 hour/7day service
- Assistance with filing for Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and life insurance
- A professional staff member assigned to guide you through the entire process
- Access to grief counseling
Additional Services that Add to Cremation Pricing
Heritage Cremation Provider not only manages the cremation process but also arranges, manages and coordinates any service you wish to be performed after the cremation is over. These services will add to the cremation pricing, but we can reassure you that the final cost will save you thousands of dollars if you chose cremation services rather than using a funeral home and having a traditional burial.
- Memorial Services – a memorial will be tailored to your family and your loved one. Heritage will discuss what you would like to have at the memorial, where you would like it to be held, whether or not you need catering, and how long you want it to last. We will look for places that will fit your budget so you can afford the additional services that will be added to the cremation pricing. We discuss the options with you, and your family makes the final decision, we just manage all of the arrangements.
- A viewing of the departed before the cremation process – it is possible to have a cremation performed after a funeral service with a viewing, we can manage these accommodations so you are only dealing with one provider but they will add to the cremation pricing. A casket can be rented for the viewing and embalming can usually be avoided if the viewing lasts for under one hour.
- The purchase of an urn – many families who live far apart are choosing to keep their loved ones who have passed on with them in their homes in a decorative urn. We will show you the different urns that you can purchase, and make the arrangements for purchasing the urn so it is available if you would like to have it on display at the memorial service.
Cost is not the only reason many families are looking over cremation pricing from Heritage Cremation Provider. Many families live a great distance from each other and cannot attend funeral services when they occur, others do not want to prolong the sadness associated with a tradition burial, some simply do not want to be buried, and others are environmentalists who are concerned about the earth. Whatever the reason for the choice of cremation, Heritage Cremation Provider offers people from every culture and religious belief the ability to have an honorable cremation with simplified cremation pricing.