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:
Veteran & First Responder Program
Pre-Arrangement Information and Form
Your Local Funeral Director
The Living Urn