A funeral home and cemetery in Florida has come up with option for those wanting to remain close to the ashes of their cremated dearly departed – backyard funerary monuments.
Cremation is becoming an increasingly popular option for laying loved ones to rest, but the question of what to do with the ashes continues to trouble many people.
A funeral home and cemetery in Florida has come up with the option for those wanting to remain close to their dearly departed by introducing backyard cremation monuments.
Entry level pricing is just under 2000 dollars, but a full estate package runs between 10 and 15 thousand.
That includes a 4-foot high, house-like monument that has space for flowers. Also available are interment pedestals topped with a statue for personalization purposes.
Sure, putting up one of the structures is significantly more expensive than just sprinkling the ashes on the ground or into a garden. A big added benefit to installing one is that you can take it with you when you move.
According to the family service manager of the funeral home they weigh about 800 pounds, so moving them would be like transporting a grand piano.
People who rent or move a lot can opt for one of the cemetery’s on-site cremation memorials. Choices include landscaped gardens and even benches that house the ashes of up to 6 deceased.