At such an emotional time, making a decision about cremation services and other funeral planning arrangements may be overwhelming for grieving friends and family. The staff at Renfro Funeral Services knows and understands what you are feeling and will help guide you through all of the steps. As a family-owned and -operated funeral home in Cincinnati, OH, since the 1920s, they can provide you with the knowledge and compassion you need to select a quality and affordable plan.
Whether you are pre-planning or in the midst of deciding on arrangements, follow this guide to understanding cremation services to help you make an informed decision:
- Costs: In general, cremation is much cheaper than traditional burial services. In fact, direct cremation—which follows immediately after death before a funeral service occurs—is relatively inexpensive. Also, deciding where to scatter or keep the ashes, such as at a mausoleum or a grave plot, can be a factor in the cost.
- Funeral Planning: Even if you choose cremation, you can still plan a funeral service. A traditional funeral can be performed, including embalming and an open casket, before cremation, depending on the wishes of the deceased or those planning the cremation service.
- Memorial Services: Many people who choose cremation often forego the traditional funeral and instead prefer a memorial service as a way to honor and remember the deceased. These can be as casual or formal as you like and be conducted at a funeral home, cemetery, or another preferred location.
Planning a funeral, whether a cremation service or burial, stands as one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life. If you are in the midst of selecting arrangements for a deceased friend or family member or are pre-planning your own, contact Renfro Funeral Services today for compassionate support. Visit them online or call (513) 221-4812 for more information.