Cremation is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional burial in Waco. Although the cremation rate in Texas is still way below the national average, it is growing exponentially, as families choose less expensive funeral options. As acceptance of cremation grows, and more families decide that they cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, we are sure to see cremation become a preferred choice.
Why choose cremation?
There are several reasons cited as to why families today choose cremation. The most common reason is price. A cremation will cost significantly less than a traditional burial. A cremation will generally cost at least half the cost of a traditional funeral – if not less. So opting for a cremation is a sure-fire way to make a funeral more affordable, just the savings on such items as the casket, embalming and the cemetery fees, saves thousands of dollars. Yet a cremation service can be just as traditional and dignified as a burial service. Other reasons why cremation is becoming more accepted is a declining religious traditionalism, a greater interest in more environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional burial, and a more transient population. For many individuals cremation is just a personal choice that offers a simple, less costly and more flexible means to conduct a funeral.
How much does a cremation cost in Waco?
This is the all-important question that many families wish to find the answer to! Too often funeral homes do not disclose cremation prices in their marketing literature or websites. It is important to understand that the cost of a cremation in Waco can vary considerably, depending upon the funeral provider you select. It is fair to say that the average cost of a cremation is around $3,200 for a cremation with a service and a standard urn. However, you can pay more, or less, than this for a cremation service. It largely depends upon the professional fees a funeral home charges and the ancillary services/products you select (such as if a ceremony is conducted, the type of cremation urn, whether memorial products and an obituary are included).
A basic cremation service: Arranging a direct cremation in Waco
The lowest cost cremation in Waco is what is known as an immediate cremation or a direct cremation. This is where the deceased is collected and cremated without any viewing or ceremony. The cremated remains are returned to the family in a basic temporary urn (unless a cremation urn is selected). This can be arranged in Waco for $795 complete. This form of arranging a simple cremation enables families to conduct death care at a low cost and arrange their own memorial service or ash scattering at a time and place convenient for them.
How can I compare cremation costs between funeral homes in Waco?
One thing we have always recommended families is that you should consult more than one funeral home and compare funeral quotes. Now we understand that this can seem daunting if you are grieving and do not want to make numerous phone calls or visits. For this reason DFS Memorials wanted to take the hassle out of shopping around for cremation prices. We selected a licensed funeral home in Waco that we know offers one of the best prices on cremations. This means we can direct you straight to a local, family-owned funeral company that will offer you exceptional value for money as well as meaning your needs are being serviced by a local business.
Call (254) 221-6609 to speak with a funeral director
Direct Cremation Service – $795
I cannot afford a funeral: What help is there towards funeral costs?
More families today are finding it a struggle to meet funeral costs, especially if they were unexpected. So what can you do if you can’t afford to pay for a funeral? Any public aid for funeral expenses is very patchy at best, and varies by each state and county. All states do have a responsibility to care for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who become the responsibility of the state, and not generally for those who just do not have the savings to meet the cost of a funeral. Some funeral homes will offer payment plans, or funeral financing, but it is not always easy to get approval. Local organizations and charities often have some funding to assist those on welfare with funeral expenses. If you are worried about how you can pay for a funeral, you really need to focus on keeping your funeral costs as low as possible. A direct cremation will be the lowest cost funeral option you can do.
Also remember that there is the $255 Social Security death benefit if you qualify, and that veterans are entitled to some benefits.
DFS Memorials serves families in the counties of Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill & McLennan counties and throughout Alta Vista, Austin Avenue, Baylor, Bellmead, Brazos, Brook Oaks, Brookview, Carver, Castle Heights, Cedar Ridge, Dean Highland, East Riverside, Elm Mott, Heart O’ Texas, Hewitt, Ignorant Holler, Kendrick, Lacy-Lakeview, Landon Branch, Mountainview, North Lake Waco, North Waco, Northcrest, Oakwood, Parkdale, Richland Hills, Robinson, Sanger Heights, Timbercrest, University, Viking Hills & Woodway with low cost funeral and cremation services.