Did You Know?

Did You Know?


  • It IS legal to care for your own dead in your own home.

  • It IS legal to bury a family member’s body on your own land.

  • You do NOT have to buy a casket from the funeral home that serves you.

  • How much you spend on a funeral is NOT an indication of how much you care.

  • The best way to pay for a funeral may NOT be through a pre-payment plan.

  • There are few limits on what you can do with ashes, and there are some wild possibilities. Basically, be discreet and respectful.

  • A vault or grave liner is NOT required by law.

  • You do NOT have to be embalmed.

  • Embalming is NOT necessary to protect the public health.

  • Metal caskets with sealed gaskets do NOT keep the body from decomposing.


You have options.  Some examples are: using a green cemetery, alkaline hydrolysis instead of flame cremation, body donation, using a direct cremation service, and making the coffin yourself.

You and your family may easily save a lot of money by pre-planning your funeral, writing all the arrangements down, and having a conversation with the whole family to insure all agree with your wishes.


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