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Shop Funeral Homes

Compare multiple Funeral Homes in order to feel confident in a purchase decision.

Price is not always the only way to make a choice; staff personality, services and and facility are also important factors.

In order to compare prices, ask that products and services be itemized; Funeral homes are required by law to provide a General Price List, which shows the cost of all items offered.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Cremation

  • Burial

  • Caskets

  • Outer burial containers (vaults)

  • Staff services

  • Transfer of body to funeral home

  • Embalming

  • Other preparation of the body

  • Use of facilities and staff for a Viewing, Funeral ceremony or Memorial Service

  • Use of equipment and staff for a graveside service

  • Hearse and limousine

  • Forwarding remains to another Funeral Home or location

  • Receiving remains from another Funeral Home or location

  • Headstone

Use sensible shopping techniques for these purchase decisions, similar to any other type of purchase.

  • For example, costs are reduced if viewing time is limited, or if the deceased is dressed in their own clothing

  • It's not necessary to purchase the most expensive products or services to properly honor the deceased; resist the temptation to emotionally overspend