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What To Know About Direct Cremation

Published: February 13, 2023
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
Kent, WA cremation services

It is hard to make decisions around a loved one’s final services. It’s also hard to decide what you want for your own services if you decide to plan ahead of time. Whatever situation you are in, it’s a good idea to know the options so you are prepared to make an informed decision. When it comes to Kent, WA cremation services, for example, there are options to consider. Do you want full or direct cremation? Here are some things you will want to know about direct cremation. 

What Is Direct Cremation?

Direct cremation is the form of cremation that takes place soon after death, as soon as the paperwork is completed. All you need is to get the death certificate and the cremation consent form prepared and from there, the cremation service can continue. There are no other services before the cremation takes place, but you can do whatever kind of service you want after cremation is complete. 

What Do Direct Cremation Packages Include?

Cremation packages, even the most simple, are going to include everything you have to have for the cremation process. It’s nice to know that just getting a cremation package is going to cover all needs. These packages, even if they are basic, will include transportation for the person from the place of their death to the funeral home, the cremation process, and a simple container for their remains. It will also include funeral home help with paperwork and any other arrangements necessary. You can add whatever you want to any package, but even just having a package will help you to ensure that needs are met. 

What Services Are Available?

Once cremation is complete, the funeral home can help you to arrange any other service you want for your loved one. You can have a memorial service that feels like a funeral, or you can do something casual. The funeral home is happy to host that service, but you can also have it in another location and they can still help you with arrangements. 

What Can My Loved One Take With Them Into Cremation?

There is no metal allowed, but there are many things your loved one could take along with them into the crematory. You can send letters or pictures with them, for example. Stuffed animals can also be comforting. They can even wear homemade jewelry if there are no metal pieces attached. Talk to your provider about other things that can be included. 

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How Much Does It Cost?

Cremation varies in cost based on the provider you choose, but you can guarantee that it will cost thousands of dollars less to go with direct cremation than it would to have a full funeral and burial service. You can use that savings to satisfy a smaller budget, or to add additional funds to a memorial or even to donate to charity. 

Direct Kent, WA cremation services are simple and straightforward, but still meaningful and honorable. Talk to the professionals if you need more details on the process.

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