Simple Cremation Services in Evansville, IN $1,175

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Funerals need not be as expensive as many of us have been led to believe.  The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) surveyed the average cost of a funeral at $7,848, without any cemetery fees included.

For many families today, spending nearly $8,000 on funeral expenses is not always affordable. Therefore, if you need to arrange a more affordable cremation service in Evansville, this guide should help you understand how to save on your funeral expenses.

Arrange an affordable direct cremation for just $1,175 – Call (812) 213-2009 now.

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How much can I expect to pay for a funeral service in Evansville?

The cost of a funeral can vary quite significantly.  This will depend upon the type of funeral service you opt for and the funeral service provider you select.  If you research local funeral homes, you will discover that the price for a funeral package will vary from different providers, even for the same services!  While the NFDA can quote the average funeral cost at $7,848, it is possible to arrange a funeral for considerably less than this.

How much does a direct cremation cost in Evansville?

The average price for a direct cremation in Evansville is $2,525*, depending on the type of cremation service chosen.  A full-service cremation costs more than a simple direct cremation.  A simple, direct cremation package price of $1,175 is offered by DFS Memorials.

How do I select a funeral services provider?

This can seem an overwhelming task if you have no prior experience with a funeral services provider. Consult with friends and associates and seek recommendations.  If you are using the Internet to research funeral services and prices in Evansville, be sure to check the ownership of who you are dealing with. 

Some funeral companies have set up online budget cremation businesses, and some corporate groups also trade as low-cost cremation companies.  If you are in doubt, ask if they are independently owned.

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How can I save money when arranging a funeral or cremation?

These days, many of us are concerned about having the necessary funds to conduct funeral services for a loved one if no provision has been made.  Let’s face it…not many folks can produce thousands of dollars at the drop of a hat!  There are ways that you can ensure you keep your funeral expenses to a minimum.

Generally, a cremation will work out less expensive than a burial, namely, as no immediate cemetery fees are required for cremation.

Opting for cremation means no need for a casket, burial vault, or cemetery plot.  Eliminating these costs alone can save you several thousand dollars.

What is ‘direct cremation’?

A direct cremation is where the deceased is cremated, but no services or ceremony is held. The funeral director offers minimal services to collect the deceased, prepare the body for cremation, and process all the required paperwork.  The deceased is cremated in a simple cremation container, and the remains are made available for the family to collect or have delivered to them.  No funeral home visit is required for a direct cremation service.  The funeral director will often visit you at home to sign the paperwork and consult with you about arrangements.

A direct cremation is becoming very popular as a way in which the funeral home can assist in the immediate disposition of the deceased for an affordable fee but leaves the family with the opportunity to conduct their own memorial ceremony once they have the cremated remains back.

Conducting your own memorial service after a direct cremation

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Once you have the cremated remains returned, the family can hold a memorial service at a place and a time that suits family and friends.  This means there is no immediate need to make plans for a funeral service at the time of passing.  Another significant way to save money on funeral expenses is by conducting a memorial service on your own terms.

What can I do with the cremated remains?

You can inter cremated remains into a grave plot or niche at a cemetery, keep a cremation urn at home, or scatter the remains in your chosen place. Today, there are many options for how we can memorialize a lost loved one, and there is now a range of cremation artifacts that can be created to help us immortalize the memory of a loved one, from birdbaths made with concrete infused with cremation ashes to memorial diamonds!  Other folks scatter ashes in a memorable place for a loved one’s last resting place.  Read this section on Ash Scattering for more ideas.

What if the deceased is at the Medical Examiners?

If the deceased is at the Medical Examiner’s office, you need to appoint a funeral director to arrange the body’s release into their care.  Only a licensed funeral director can collect a body from the county morgue.

What if the deceased had no life insurance?

Often, family members pass these days, and we find out they had no life insurance or funeral plan.  This can mean surviving families are burdened with a funeral bill they cannot afford.  There is very little financial support to assist families in this situation, varying significantly by state and county.  We would suggest you contact the Vanderburgh County Assistance Program at 711 John St C, Evansville, IN 47713. Phone: (800) 403-0864

There is also a $255 lump-sum Social Security death benefit payment for those who qualify.  Your funeral director will assist you in claiming this.

We hope this short guide has answered some of your questions about saving on funeral costs and will help you arrange a simple cremation at an affordable price. If you have further questions about arranging a cremation in Evansville, please call your DFS Memorials provider at (812) 213-2009.

Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last fifteen years. End of life services and experiences are something most of us choose not to reflect upon until we are suddenly faced with dealing with it. I have been contributing comprehensive and independent resources for families that explain how the funeral industry operates, and the laws that govern funeral practices. Sara writes for US Funerals Online and DFS Memorials LLC, as well as contributing to other forums and publications for the death care industry. I have a BA in Cultural Studies. This helps my analysis of cultural death care rituals, alongside a career background in Business Management. The death care industry is undergoing an epoch of change and this fascinates me.

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