Kansas City

8438 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

Recent Testimonials from Missouri Families Served

The world as I knew it changed in a moment. I lost not only my best friend, love of my life and my husband long before we could ever have imagined, 65, I am so thankful that we had met Dee earlier in January and became members of the Neptune Society. From the minute she entered our home and spoke with us we were completely at ease. We never felt we were planning our funerals, but discussing how we would like to remember ourselves. A discussion. And then the night the world crashed around me.. it was just a phone... Read More

The world as I knew it changed in a moment. I lost not only my best friend, love of my life and my husband long before we could ever have imagined, 65, I am so thankful that we had met Dee earlier in January and became members of the Neptune Society. From the minute she entered our home and spoke with us we were completely at ease. We never felt we were planning our funerals, but discussing how we would like to remember ourselves. A discussion. And then the night the world crashed around me.. it was just a phone call.. and all my worries weren’t taken care of. I felt like the reached through the phone and wrapped their arms around me, so soothing and comforting, Julie called me the next day and I never felt for a minute all of our wishes were taken care of. My love was set up for a last viewing by members of the immediate family who were not there when everything happened so fast. It was beautiful, the ashes hand delivered to my home, the death certificates handed to me in person within days, the obituary was posted exactly was we desired. This was truly the best decision we had ever made.. we received the box, thank you cards, picture frame and most important a book that guided us well in advance to enter bank account information, insurance, life insurance, trust, lawyer, last wishes, on and on.. everything would be at your fingertips. As good as it gets, no better than it gets.

JoAnne W.
Kansas City, MO

Places to Scatter Ashes in Missouri

Hawn State Park

This massive state park includes 3 state-designated Natural Areas, and the forests are filled with pine and oak, sandstone bluffs and canyons, and clear sand-bottomed streams. Any place in this beautiful park would be a wonderful place to scatter the ashes of a nature lover.

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Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located in St Louis, Missouri. Some of the displays here include the Chinese Garden, the Sachs Butterfly House, and the Victorian District. It is a perfect place to escape the bustling city, and hold a serene and peaceful scattering for your loved one. Be sure to contact the Garden before your arrival and ensure you have permission.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Missouri

Missouri law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Missouri Cremation FAQs

What veterans benefits are available in Missouri?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

What is the average cost of cremation in Missouri?

According to the US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $3,000 and a direct cremation averages at $1,743.

How many funeral homes are there in Missouri?

There are 606 funeral homes in 365 cities of Missouri.

Missouri State Facts

State Nickname: The Show Me State

State Motto: The welfare of the people shall be the supreme of the law

Population: 6.064 million

State bird: Bluebird

State tree: Flowering Dogwood

State flower: Hawthorn

Bonus fact 1: The word “Missouri” means “wooden canoe people” or “he of the big canoe”.

Bonus fact 2: The Gateway Arch in St Louis is the tallest man-made national monument in the United States at 630 feet wide and 630 feet tall.

Bonus fact 3: The ice cream cone was invented at the St Louis World’s Fair in 1904.

Bonus fact 4: Kansas City, Missouri has more fountains than any city in the world besides Rome.

Bonus fact 5: Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech was delivered at Fulton, Missouri’s Westminster College.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.