We often receive the question, “How much is a funeral?” Our funeral homes offer a wide variety of options to meet the financial needs and wishes of every family. The national median cost of a funeral with viewing and ceremony followed by burial in 2016 was approximately $7,360. This cost average does not include cemetery, monument and marker costs or miscellaneous cash-advance charges, such as for flowers or an obituary.
When compared to other major life events like births and weddings, the national average wedding costs at least three times as much as the average funeral. It is important to remember that a funeral home is a 24-hour, labor-intensive business, with extensive facilities and specialty equipment. In addition to merchandise, like caskets, one must also take into consideration the expenses of the services of a funeral director and staff in making arrangements; filing the appropriate and necessary documentation; dealing with doctors, ministers, florists, newspapers and others. Funeral directors look upon their profession as a service, but it is also a business.
Each funeral home offers unique services and pricing structures, and families should hold value in a funeral home that has a strong reputation with professionals who understand their emotional needs, and can be sensitive to their budget. The primary role of funeral directors remains helping families understand the many options available to help them commemorate the life of their loved one in meaningful way.
Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Homes are locally owned and operated with locations in Will and Grundy Counties. We have been voted as the Best Funeral Service in Grundy County and One of the best in Will County, year after year. www.Reeves-Baskerville.com