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September 14th, 2011, 12:07 PM
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Yes, our local funeral home actually gave us a coffin/vault and did not charge us anything for the funeral and the cemetery where he is buried gave us the plot as well and didn't charge for the opening and closing. The only expense we had was his headstone which my DH's grandfather actually paid for. I wouldn't worry about the cost of things... usually that in and of itself works out. The hospital staff should have someone who can help you find a good place to work with as well if you don't have a funeral home that your family already uses or something like that. I believe cremation is actually cheaper than the cost of the funeral and such usually.
One thing I have decided now and have recently talked with my cemetery about is that I'll be buried under my son when I die and my DH will be beside us. His casket is only 4ft down and usually adults are much farther (6-7ft) so it will work fine to do that. The cemetery said it wouldn't cost anymore either.
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