Last June my family took a huge unexpected and lost my sister. She had received a transplant some 16 years ago and we knew that she had a very limited time but we had thought in the next three years not as soon or as sudden. I called and spoke with Samantha Gothard, she was very caring and provided me with superior service that my entire family truly appreciated. This experience of superior service and the personal professional nature of Samantha motivated my wife and I both to make our final arrangements with Neptune Society again Samantha Gothard was on her game came to our home and quickly and professionally walked us through the entire process. We are thankful for Samantha and for the Neptune Society. I recommend Neptune to all and ask for Samantha!
Why Choose Cremation?
Cremation is chosen for end-of-life care almost 50% of time, and the choice of cremation is on the rise. Why is cremation increasingly popular for end of life needs?
1. Low Cost.
The cost of cremation is a fraction of the cost of burial. Burial costs include the price of:
- a casket
- burial vault
- cemetery plot
- grave marker
- and burial service.
With affordable cremation, burial costs are avoided. Even when families choose a cremation burial or cremation urn placement in a columbarium, the cost of interment is substantially lower. Interment of cremated remains uses less real estate, and does not require a burial vault.
Direct cremation, cremation without other services, eliminates the cost of a funeral, and offers the lowest cost for cremation.
The choice of cremation allows flexibility in funeral and memorial services. Families choose:
- funeral rites prior to cremation
- a memorial service following cremation
- a cremation service at the time of cremation
- direct cremation with no formal service at all.
Cremation allows scheduling of services at a time that works best for the family, even weeks following the passing when family gathers across long distances.
Following cremation, families choose to:
- scatter cremation ashes
- retain cremated remains in a cremation urn
- select a spot for permanent interment
Permanent cremation memorials include deployment to the Neptune Memorial Reef™, columbarium interment, cremation burial, and inclusion in a memorial garden or memorial bench.
3. Protect the Environment
Cremation is a green burial alternative. For those concerned about their final footprint, cremation is an environmentally friendly end-of-life choice. Cremation avoids embalming chemicals, and limits the use of financial and land resources.
Arrange cremation with a single phone call. Neptune Society offers a home visit to discuss cremation options at your convenience. At the time of need, just one call to Neptune Society takes care of final needs.
Is it time to Plan Ahead?
Take control of final planning, and remove that burden from your family. Contact Neptune Society today to arrange an affordable cremation.