The number of Americans opting for cremation over burial is steadily increasing. Back in 1960, just over 3% of deaths resulted in cremation. By 2018, this figure had increased to over 53%, and this figure is projected to climb even higher. Just what happens to someone's ashes after cremation can be a matter of some dispute unless the deceased had left specific instructions about this. What can you do when a loved one passes away and was cremated, but now there are disputes about just who gets to keep the ashes?
Although life has begun to return to normal, many things have changed due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus. Some states are still restricting gatherings of over ten people, which can make planning a funeral service difficult. Fortunately, funeral homes are adapting to meet the needs of clients during these unusual times. Here are four things you can do when trying to plan a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic:
Hi everyone, my name is Peter Holly. I am interested in teach others about the various urn and casket options on the market today. I would also like to explore the history of the creation and display of urns and caskets. When my father died, I took a long time to select the best urn for display on my mantle. I wanted to hold the ashes in a creation that encapsulated the personality of my father. I eventually selected a small wooden box with a cherry finish and bronze accents. If my father had wanted a burial instead, it probably would have taken even longer to select the best casket. There are just so many interior finishes available in addition to all of the exterior designs. Please come by often for assistance in finding your best urn or casket options.