April 7, 2022

What is direct cremation?


If you are considering a direct cremation for your loved one, there are a few things you should know. Direct cremation is when the body is cremated without a funeral or visitation beforehand. This type of cremation is often chosen because it is simple and less expensive than a traditional funeral service.


The advantages of direct cremation.

Direct cremation has several advantages over other types of funeral arrangements, including:

  • It is less expensive than traditional funerals.
  • There is no need for a casket or embalming fluid, which can save money on both the funeral and burial costs.
  • The body is disposed of quickly and easily, without having to wait for an open slot at the local cemetery.
  • There are no restrictions on where you can have direct cremation performed, so you can choose a location that is convenient for your family and friends.


What’s the difference between direct and traditional cremation?

Direct cremation is much cheaper than traditional cremation. The body is not embalmed and there is no viewing or funeral service. The urn is usually delivered to the family within a few days of the death. Direct cremation does not allow for any type of memorialization, such as scattering ashes or placing them in a cemetery.

Traditional cremation includes embalming, a viewing, and a funeral service. The body is placed in a casket and may be accompanied by flowers or other personal effects. The urn is typically delivered to the family within two weeks of the death. A memorial service may be held at a later time, allowing for friends and family to gather and remember the deceased. Ashes may also be scattered or buried in a cemetery.


What does it cost?

The cost of a direct cremation usually includes all services related to the cremation process, such as transportation of the deceased, use of the funeral home’s facilities and staff, and a basic urn. In many cases, it also includes embalming and other necessary preparations. Direct cremations typically cost between $700 and $900.

Which option is best for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Discuss the options with your family to make the most informed decision. 


We Are Wyuka

Wyuka Cemetery is more than just a final resting place for your loved ones; it’s a beautiful and serene park that has been meticulously cared for by our staff for over 140 years. Our goal is to provide each and every visitor with a peaceful and memorable experience, and we’d love for you to be a part of our family! If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 



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