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Burial Can Follow Cremation Services

Published: September 20, 2021

When you look into cremation services in Tacoma, WA, either for yourself as part of a pre-plan, or for a loved one who you have to plan final services for, it’s smart to think about the final resting place options. While cremation takes the initial timeline of that process away, and you can move forward with what you want at any time, it’s smart to at least consider the options so you can figure out what’s best when you see the right fit. Many people automatically think about scattering ashes when they hear the term ‘cremation,’ and that’s a popular option. But burial is also a choice you might consider. Here are some of the things to think through in terms of burial choices after cremation. 

Burial Is Cheaper After Cremation 

If you like the idea of burial, but you know a funeral is expensive, you could consider cremation followed by burial. The burial process will be much smaller after cremation as the plot you need is smaller as well. You don’t have as large of a fee to pay to get a cremation burial plot, which could help you get the final resting place you want at a price you can afford. 

Burial Gives Family A Place To Visit 

It’s nice for your family to have a set place to visit when they want to think about you or the loved one you are planning for. Having a place in a cemetery, complete with a headstone allows all of you somewhere to go to leave flowers, somewhere to visit when you want to honor that person, and so on. That plot acts as a permanent memorial for the person who has passed away. 

Burial Is A Traditional Resting Place 

While cremation has been around for thousands of years, burial and funerals are still seen as the traditional way to go. Even if you decide to go with cremation, you can still have a burial and perhaps get a more traditional feel from that side of the service. You can have a memorial service and then a burial or a direct burial with a smaller service at the graveside, if you so choose.

Burial Protects Your Loved One 

You never know what will happen to remains that are scattered. And you might be afraid to keep an urn in your house because who knows what could happen there, either. But when you bury remains, your loved one’s urn is protected. You know where they are and that they are safe. 

When you are looking into cremation services in Tacoma, WA, either for yourself in advance or for a loved one who has passed on, contact the professionals at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel to get help going over the options. You will first want to get a cremation package to take care of the immediate needs. Then, you can start to consider final resting places, including burial options that can come after the cremation is complete. We are here to help in any way you need it.

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