How much does a funeral cost in Southern Illinois?

The two things' people most hate to have a conversation about are death and finances. They are also the two things that people should be planning for but never get to. More on that later, on to the topic you want to learn about the cost of funerals in Southern Illinois. Many factors play into how much a funeral cost. There are professional services, casket or urn costs and cash advances.

The first thing you should always do is do your homework. Call the local Funeral Homes in Southern Illinois and ask for their prices. Don’t be afraid to shop around and find affordable funeral services. Our parents have taught us the importance of shopping around for the best value. You should also do this with final arrangements.

And when you are thinking about value you need to be careful of places online that are not local. They can be a fly by night website. Many often quote you a cheap price but in-turn are not always the people that are actually caring for your loved one. Note also how friendly and caring the Funeral Home is. If they are supporting and caring for the local community then they probably will be the one that will be the most supporting and caring for your family during that tough time. 

The first major decision will probably be the decision between cremation or traditional burial. There is a lot to think about for this decision. Currently in the USA the average is close to 50/50 between cremation and burial. Neither is the wrong decision, and both can be affordable. The best recommendation is to talk with your local funeral director, and they can walk you through the pricing of both options. 

So now let’s get to the burning question, what will cremation cost verses what does burial cost. Here at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home direct cremation starts at $1995 and direct burial (including casket and grave liner) starts at $5995. There are many options that can be added to those packages. Your best bet is to call around and learn what your local Funeral Homes are charging.

We hope this has been helpful for the question of what a funeral cost will be. You can find more resources in the links listed below:

Affordable Cremation

Veteran & First Responder Program

Pre-Arrangement Information and Form

Your Local Funeral Director

Affordable Urns

The Living Urn


A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. No matter whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service in our chapel or a church to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral arrangement or something completely unique. Many families and churches have special funeral traditions, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family, and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.

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Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.  We also have Southern Illinois first Slumber Room for private family viewings. 

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A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects. Our burial options start at $5995 including casket and grave liner.

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Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Our Cremation options start at $1995.

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