This chart lists the key costs associated with the death of a loved one. Not all of the categories below will apply to every individual circumstace nor is this a complete list. However, it does contain estimates and cost ranges for the major items.
Often, the choices of family and friends depend on personal preferences, faith, and financial resources. Knowing what is most important to the family of the deceased will help you prioritize and make individual decisions easier.
Bellefontaine recommends asking all service providers including funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries for a list of their services and charges.
Transport & Services
|Transport to Funeral Home||$300||$500|
|Embalming (if any)||725||1,200|
|Funeral Home Visitation, Greenery*||1,500||5,000|
|Transport, Funeral Home to Cemetery||300||500|
|Purchase of Grave for Casket or Cremains**||500||10,000|
|Purchase of Cremains Niche||2,000||10,000|
|Purchase of Mausoleum Crypt||3,500||20,000|
|Interment Fee (Cremains and Casket)||500||1,100|
Memorial, Urns, Caskets, etc.
|Caskets (typically Funeral Home)||995||15,000|
|Casket Vault (typically Funeral Home)||500||19,000|
|Urns (Cemetery or Funeral Home)||300||5,000|
|Urn Vaults (Cemetery or Funeral Home)||200||2,000|
|Monument (Cemetery or Monument Dealer)
At Bellefontaine, the staff tries to make this process as simple, easy, and comfortable as possible. Minimizing the need to coordinate with many parties, Bellefontaine designs and sells monuments and markers, offers floral services, and provides the chapel for services.
*Does not include estimates for items such as flowers and services at private churches.
**Some cemeteries will sell cremation graves that are approximately half size.