Want to know how to arrange a dignified cremation at an affordable cost in Fort Myers? We have compiled this guide to help you understand how to save thousands by arranging a funeral. In fact, you can arrange a simple, direct cremation for just $1,095!
The average cost of a traditional funeral in Fort Myers is $7,714 (Funeralocity). This does not include cemetery costs, so understandably, many families are looking for more affordable alternatives today.
Cremation is now becoming the preferred, more affordable option to conduct a dignified yet simple funeral service at a fraction of the full cost of a traditional funeral.
The DFS Memorials provider in Fort Myers – Mortuary Services of Florida is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949. Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.
Help is available 24 hours a day at (239) 244-2418, offering a basic direct cremation complete for $1,095.
Why choose cremation services?
Cremation offers an inexpensive and flexible alternative to a burial service.
Choosing cremation services can save you 40% to 60% (or sometimes more) on the cost of traditional burial services.
This is because a casket is not required or embalming (unless required), and there is no immediate need for a cemetery plot or burial vault. Eliminating just these few products and services saves thousands of dollars alone.
A cremation can offer a more flexible alternative to accommodate families who have moved from their home state or when a funeral cannot be held immediately. Cremation also offers more personalization options, an array of ash-scattering ceremony possibilities, and various cremation artifact products.
What different cremation alternatives do I have?
There are three main types of cremation service options. A cremation funeral – where the funeral service is held with the deceased present and a cremation is conducted after the service.
A cremation memorial – where the cremation is conducted before a memorial service is held. This can be with or without the cremated remains present and can often take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony.
Or there is a direct cremation – where the deceased is cremated with no services, and the remains are returned to the family. There are variances around these three main options, such as a private viewing before the cremation, an observed cremation, or a graveside interment of a cremation urn.
To learn more about cremation, the process, what happens at the crematory, what service options are available, and what authorizations and permits are needed – read our Complete Guide to Cremation.
How much does a cremation cost in Fort Myers?
The cost of a cremation can vary considerably. This will depend upon the type of cremation service you opt for and the cremation services provider you select. The average cost of a cremation memorial service in Fort Myers is $6,135 (Funeralocity), depending on the length of service and what kind of casket you purchase or rent.
The average cost of a direct cremation is $1,460, although an affordable direct cremation package can be conducted for just $1,095 with DFS Memorials.
Direct cremation services in Fort Myers, FL
If you are working on a budget for your funeral expenses, you may wish to consider a direct cremation. A direct cremation is the cheapest cremation option.
The funeral services provider does everything to take care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, but no viewing or services are held. The deceased is cremated in a simple cremation container, and then the cremated remains are made available for the family to collect (or can be delivered/mailed).
A direct cremation can be arranged online or by phone without any need for you to visit a funeral home. For your best price on a direct cremation, contact your DFS Memorials provider in Fort Myers at (239) 244-2418, who offers a complete direct cremation package for just $1,095.
How do I choose a cremation services provider?
This can sometimes be daunting when there are several funeral homes to choose between. It may help to set yourself some clear criteria to help you select the provider that best suits your needs. Which funeral service provider you select can be influenced by what facilities and services they offer or your budget.
As we have highlighted, costs for the same service can vary significantly between funeral homes. For this reason, we recommend you compare some costs before deciding.
Can I preplan a cremation in Fort Myers?
Yes, you can prearrange a cremation. Advance planning can help ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and save the surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death. There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider.
A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at an affordable cost in Fort Myers, ensuring your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.
What can we do with the cremated remains?
Cremation offers versatility in what you can do with cremated remains. You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball.
Visit our Guide to Ash Scattering to read further and learn about different ideas for an ash scattering memorial.
The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs in Fort Myers?
Sadly, there is little financial aid that supports families struggling with funeral costs. Most counties have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who truly are indigent. Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county.
Often, the most basic funeral services will be supported in these cases, with limited control over what happens. An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $1,095 in Fort Myers.