Kansas City

8438 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

Recent Testimonials from Missouri Families Served

I asked a friend how things went with Neptune Society and he said fine. His mother had a prepaid kind of arrangement. It's not so much what we like. It's just good for the rest of the family where you say, "Hey, make a phone call and everything is taken care of." The information we got was complete and there's ease in quality and all that kind of thing. As for our total planning, we thought we would prepay. We've had two experiences with Neptune. One was when the sales people came by a year ago when we called them.... Read More

I asked a friend how things went with Neptune Society and he said fine. His mother had a prepaid kind of arrangement. It’s not so much what we like. It’s just good for the rest of the family where you say, “Hey, make a phone call and everything is taken care of.” The information we got was complete and there’s ease in quality and all that kind of thing. As for our total planning, we thought we would prepay.

We’ve had two experiences with Neptune. One was when the sales people came by a year ago when we called them. They were prompt and did a nice job. They are also usually presentable and informative, no complaints. Everything that they said they will do, they did. Then, since we were already on board when my daughter passed away, we called and made arrangements for them to contact the coroner and what comes up. The office manager, Julie, handled the whole thing. She is very attentive and she did a very, very nice job. She set everything up and arranged for private viewing. Our minister was on vacation so she arranged for a minister which worked out fine. She also tracked down the death certificates. We had a very small family service and it all worked out. We didn’t have any glitches at all that I can remember. It was a funeral and they made it a lot easier. We didn’t have to worry about anything.

Doyle Dixon
Kansas City, MO

My dad had signed up with Neptune Society and it was through him that I heard about them. Their team was great. They helped see me through everything and they took control so I appreciate it. They were very good and helpful.

Robin Brown
Kansas City, MO

We called Neptune Society and they sent a rep and I was happy with the program that was put out. So far, it worked fine. They've all been wonderful and they had worked so hard with me. Their rep came out the day after my husband passed away and we went through everything together. She took it over and handled it so that I didn't have to worry about anything. I like that there wasn't a lot that I had to do in their pre-planning services. That was the big thing. I would have no qualms about recommending it because... Read More

We called Neptune Society and they sent a rep and I was happy with the program that was put out. So far, it worked fine. They’ve all been wonderful and they had worked so hard with me. Their rep came out the day after my husband passed away and we went through everything together. She took it over and handled it so that I didn’t have to worry about anything. I like that there wasn’t a lot that I had to do in their pre-planning services. That was the big thing. I would have no qualms about recommending it because it was great. Their rep was just wonderful. Overall, it was easy and she took a load off of me at that time.

Joanne Trigg
Kansas City, MO

Thank goodness that my mother took steps to prepare for her passing. I honestly don't know what my brother and I would have done if not for the planning and assistance Neptune Society gave us. The manager, Julie W. " outstanding! She remained with us and focused every step of the way. I admit, I had initially been a bit skeptical of this type of business since they have already received payment and most often family members wouldnt know what quality of service to expect. Julie, from Neptune Society, was like having our own personal assistant. Neptune Society of Kansas... Read More

Thank goodness that my mother took steps to prepare for her passing. I honestly don’t know what my brother and I would have done if not for the planning and assistance Neptune Society gave us. The manager, Julie W. " outstanding! She remained with us and focused every step of the way. I admit, I had initially been a bit skeptical of this type of business since they have already received payment and most often family members wouldnt know what quality of service to expect. Julie, from Neptune Society, was like having our own personal assistant. Neptune Society of Kansas City, Mo. went above and beyond any and all expectations. We will forever be grateful.
Sincerely, Aly Koepsel

Aly Koepsel
Kansas City, MO

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.