Finding a Low Cost Cremation



How To Arrange a Low Cost Cremation

Dealing with a death

Dealing with a bereavement that has recently occurred, or is imminent, is an extremely distressing time.  For those who have not had to deal with making the necessary arrangements following a family death, this can be an additional stress, especially with the need to take care of matters in a timely manner.  With funeral expenses having the potential to run to thousands of dollars, it is imperative to check around before selecting a funeral provider.

If like many people today, you want a simple, direct cremation at an affordable price, then how do you find a reputable direct cremation provider in your local area? 

Opting for a direct cremation

Many local funeral homes in the U.S. do provide a direct cremation, although they may not generally publicize that they offer this service.  Funeral homes operate as businesses and in the main seek to maximize what profit they can make on a funeral.  It can be daunting and intimidating to have to contact a number of local funeral homes in the aim of finding one that will offer a simple low cost cremation.

Should you compare prices between funeral homes?

As mentioned above it is generally recommended to check around and compare prices for a cremation between cremation providers and funeral homes.  The DFS Memorials network was established to remove the need for making several phone calls to compare prices.  Basically we do that for you.  Each local area DFS Memorials funeral home is selected for the network on the basis of fulfilling the requirements to offer a ‘best value’ basic cremation for the area.

DFS Memorials – the network of independent, low cost cremation providers

DFS Memorials is a network of licensed local funeral homes that are low cost cremation providers.  The network operates in the U.S and Canada and consists of member licensed funeral providers who believe that people are entitled to quality funeral services at a low price.  All providers in the network are experienced, family-owned funeral businesses that offer a fixed price for a simple, direct cremation.  No added extras unless you require them!  A direct cremation does not include a memorial service for the deceased, and a basic direct cremation package will generally include collection of the remains, the completion of all necessary documentation, the cremation of the remains and the return of the cremated remains to the family within 5-7 days (in a basic cremation urn).

If you are looking for a direct cremation at an affordable cost, then simply visit the DFS Memorials web site and search for the low cost cremation provider in your local area.  The site will identify for you the low cost cremation funeral provider nearest to you.   The ethos of the DFS Memorial Network is to connect people with a trusted and licensed low cost provider at their time of need, and to make the process of selecting a funeral provider a simple and affordable one.

Low Cost Cremations in the U.S start from $495.00, depending on which state you are in.  All member funeral homes have trained funeral counselors and can offer you advice about conducting a direct cremation without any obligation.

Expert Author: Sara J. Marsden

Sara is the Editor in Chief for US Funerals Online and has been researching and writing about the death care industry in the US for the last 5 years.

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Last Revised: 01/06/2013

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