Top 5 Cremation Concerns
If you have questions or concerns about cremation, you’re not alone. Sunset Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Cemetery answers the top five concerns below.
#1: Paying a Fair Price
The price for cremation varies among Evansville area funeral homes. At Sunset, our regular list price is the lowest price among the seven major funeral homes in Evansville. Some funeral homes charge as much as $3,300 just for a simple cremation. Sunset Funeral Home has been serving Evansville since 2008. Since then, local funeral homes have lowered their prices to be more competitive with us!
Many people are surprised to learn that some Evansville funeral homes and some local cemeteries are no longer family-owned. Instead, they are owned by large, publicly traded corporations based in other states. A portion of the corporate headquarters expense is added to each and every price they charge.
Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center is a family-owned business committed to always offering a fair price to every family we serve.
#2: Saying Goodbye One Last Time
Saying goodbye to your loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, in today’s culture, many people try to skip this step. The sad reality is that failing to say goodbye to someone you love can leave emotional wounds that are difficult to heal.
At Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center, when possible every family is given the opportunity for a private farewell and identification of your loved one in our beautiful funeral home. If a public visitation is planned the private farewell is typically scheduled to precede the public time.
On a practical level, personal identification is an important step in our security procedures. On an emotional level, this private time helps family members as they mourn the loss.
#3: Finding a Place for a Ceremony
Over 80% of cremations in Evansville include some form of funeral ceremony or memorial service. Whether religious or non-religious, a service of some form always plays an important role in the healing process for family and friends. Unfortunately, for some families, finding a place for a ceremony can be difficult especially if they are not members of a local church.
At Sunset, every family we serve has the option to use one of our beautiful chapels for their farewell ceremony. Our funeral home has a large contemporary chapel and our Peace Mausoleum also has a small intimate chapel.
Our funeral home also has our exclusive Sunset Memories Room. We stage this room with photos, videos, memorabilia and interactive displays that foster conversations as memories are recalled and stories are shared. Our goal is to help you honor your loved one by sharing fond memories and celebrating the story of their life.
#4: What Do I Do with the Ashes?
All too often a family member receives the cremated remains and is left wondering…now what? Do you scatter the ashes someplace? Do you place them in an urn? What do you do with the urn?
Many choose to keep them somewhere–the garage, the attic, in the car or a closet. Future generations will be faced with having to decide what to do with a collection of urns containing the remains of long-lost relatives.
As the Tri-State’s only funeral home located at a cemetery, we are able to offer the most options in Evansville. Options include cremation lots, niches in mausoleums, cremation benches, private estate niche areas, and scattering gardens all at surprisingly affordable prices. In fact, we now offer water burial services at Lake Sunset, our private lake, featuring a large selection of biodegradable urns.
For those families that memorialize their loved one at home, we have the area’s largest selection of take-home memorial products. For example, we have a variety of options made with the actual ashes of their loved one including glass art objects and cremation jewelry that families cherish. To learn about the hundreds of options, check out our free Cremation Guide here.
#5: Preserving Their Physical Legacy
Some families have told us that they would like to have a way to preserve an element of their loved one’s physical body in a respectful and meaningful way. To address this concern, we have implemented two unique services; Fingerprint Scanning and DNA Collection.
As part of our cremation services, we electronically scan the fingerprints of family members taken into our care so that we can preserve the memory of their fingerprints. Fingerprints can also be used in a variety of memorial products as precious keepsakes of your loved one. Fingerprints can be permanently saved or deleted at your request.
We also take a small DNA swab of each person taken into our care. The DNA can be processed at a variety of DNA testing Labs that can create a window into learning of the deceased heritage and medical information that can help other members of the family.
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