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Final arrangements planning, whether it be cemetery burial, Mausoleum Crypt or Cremation Niche is a profoundly important decision. It is that place or fashion in which others will remember, honor and dignify our life. The choices are more varied than most realize. In making your final cemetery preplanning arrangements we hope the following information will be helpful.

The actual budget you will need to plan this aspect of your final arrangements preplanning will be affected by your choices. The biggest will be the location and type of facility you choose. In your cemetery preplanning arrangements plan, once you have decided on a burial type the elements that comprise that choice are listed. All these basic decisions are ones you can make in advance. Most don't require an expenditure now but you should get an idea of current rates of your choices, so you can budget the funds required or the necessary insurance amount to cover.

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Cemetery Preplanning Arrangements - The Burial Choices

Burial Types

GROUND BURIAL

MAUSOLEUM 

PRIVATE
MAUSOLEUM

LAWN
CRYPT

Decisions planned by you now or someone at the time.  

property

yes

yes

yes

yes

requires open/close 

yes

yes

yes

yes

memorial/marker

yes(1)

lettering/adornment

by design

yes

casket

yes

yes

yes

yes

Burial vault required?

yes

no

by design

no

You have choices to make that will more uniquely determine this aspect of  your plan.

option 1

market type

private room

all options by choice 

architectural design

marker type

option 2

vault type

inside/outside placement*

placement (2)*

option 3

single/family estate

level choice (2)*

singe/couple

option 4

Not Applicable

placement (2)*

Not Applicable

property
yes
requires open/close
yes
memorial/marker
yes(1)
casket
yes
Burial vault required?
yes
option 1
market type
option 2
vault type
option 3
single/family
state
option 4
Not Applicable

property
yes
requires open/close
yes
memorial/marker
lettering/adornment
casket
yes
Burial vault required?
no
option 1
private room
option 2
inside/outside
placement*
option 3
level choice (2)*
option 4
placement (2)*

property
yes
requires open/close
yes
memorial/marker
by design
casket
yes
Burial vault required?
by design
option 1
by choice & architectural design
option 2
by choice & architectural design
option 3
by choice & architectural design
option 4
by choice & architectural design

property
yes
requires open/close
yes
memorial/marker
yes
casket
yes
Burial vault required?
no
option 1
marker type
option 2
placement (2)*
placement*
option 3
single/couple
option 4
Not Applicable

(1) The choice of memorial may be limited or restricted by cemetery.
(2) There could be multi-levels and body placement choices for couples, such as: side by side,
over/under, front to back, end to end, etc.
*You will find each mausoleum owner has stylized phrases to describe these configurations.

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