|Cremation:||Good $1,500||Better $3,250||Best $8,000|
|Direct cremation, including removal and shelter of remains, transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations and alternative container.||Direct cremation, including removal and shelter of remains, transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations, alternative container and memorial visitation and funeral service without the body present.||Traditional funeral with cremation after memorial visitation and funeral service with the body present, transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations, and alternative container to hold the remains for cremation.|
Alternative container — An unfinished wood box or other nonmetal receptacle without ornamentation, often made of fiberboard, pressed wood or composition materials, and generally lower in cost than a casket.
Cemetery services — Opening and closing graves, crypts or niches; setting grave liners and vaults; setting markers; long-term maintenance of cemetery grounds and facilities.
Columbarium — A structure with niches for placing cremated remains in urns or other approved containers. It may be outdoors or part of a mausoleum.
Grave liner or outer container — A concrete cover that fits over a casket in a grave. Some liners cover the top and sides of the casket. Others, referred to as vaults, completely enclose the casket. Grave liners minimize ground settling.
Interment — Burial in the ground, inurnment or entombment.
Inurnment — Placing cremated remains in an urn.
Lid piece — A small floral arrangement that is usually displayed inside the casket.
Mausoleum — A building in which remains are buried or entombed.
Steel gauge — A measure of thickness: the lower the number, the thicker the steel.
Urn — A container to hold cremated remains. It can be placed in a columbarium or mausoleum, or buried in the ground.
Vault — A grave liner that completely encloses a casket.
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