Burial Choices Available To You Through A Funeral Services Provider

9 July 2020
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When a person dies, you will be faced with many difficult decisions. And, the decisions you make can be worked out with a funeral director. As you choose from various funeral services, you will be asked about the burial of your loved one. This means picking out a plot and a cemetery. Keep reading to learn about some choices so you know what types of considerations you need to make.

Cemetery Types

When it comes to a burial at a cemetery, you will have a few options available to you. In a typical town or city, there are multiple cemeteries and some of them will have a direct affiliation with a local church. If your loved one was religious, your funeral director can tell you which cemeteries match your loved one's beliefs. 

If a religious cemetery is not available or desired, then a public cemetery may be the best option. These are owned by a business or an individual or they are managed through the local municipality. Specific ownership does not matter when it comes to you acquiring the plot. You will simply need to purchase from the owner and the funeral services provider will have the information on how to do this. Keep in mind that when it comes to private ownership, you can sometimes see a price reduction if two or more plots are purchased at once. And, this will ensure that you or someone else you love can be buried next to the deceased.

The final type of cemetery is called a private cemetery and it is located on private property. This is where blood relatives can be buried next to one another. While the practice is more of a historical one, some families do still have private cemeteries, so look into this if you have a large and extended family in your area.

Plot Types

The burial plot itself can differ depending on your needs and desires. The single plot is the most common which allows for one single person to be buried six feet in the ground. Double-depth plots are an option too and allow for two people to be buried in the same plot space. This is something that should be considered for spouses who want to be buried close to one another after death.

Family plots or lots are another options with a large space that is purchased for multiple family members. And, the land is then broken up into individual grave plots and this will depend on the footprint of the land and the number of family members that you want to be buried in the area. 

For more tips, reach out to a company like Union Funeral Home-Lytwyn & Lytwyn.