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Betty Livingston
B: 1936-06-20
D: 2019-01-17
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Livingston, Betty
Doris Dumford
B: 1933-06-25
D: 2019-01-14
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Dumford, Doris
Donna Martin
B: 1924-01-12
D: 2019-01-11
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Martin, Donna
Eva Sexton
B: 1942-07-26
D: 2019-01-11
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Sexton, Eva
Donald Eilerman
B: 1935-03-01
D: 2019-01-09
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Eilerman, Donald
Kathryn "Katy" Walton
B: 1934-06-26
D: 2019-01-07
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Walton, Kathryn "Katy"
James "Jim" Haman
B: 1933-11-04
D: 2018-12-24
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Haman, James "Jim"
William Franklin "Bill" Vance
B: 1934-12-14
D: 2018-12-11
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Vance, William Franklin "Bill"
James Johnson
B: 1945-03-04
D: 2018-12-08
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Johnson, James
Thomas "Tommy" Snow
B: 1969-05-12
D: 2018-12-06
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Snow, Thomas "Tommy"
Arnold Schulz
B: 1941-08-23
D: 2018-11-24
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Schulz, Arnold
Eva Parrett
B: 1926-02-16
D: 2018-11-16
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Parrett, Eva
Eunice Turner
B: 1937-10-27
D: 2018-11-10
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Turner, Eunice
Kenneth Kingston
B: 1951-09-13
D: 2018-11-02
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Kingston, Kenneth
Irene Bradfute
B: 1952-07-29
D: 2018-10-23
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Bradfute, Irene
Bernard W. "Ben" Monnig
B: 1941-04-27
D: 2018-10-22
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Monnig, Bernard W. "Ben"
Catherine Hieber
B: 1925-03-06
D: 2018-10-20
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Hieber, Catherine
John Stubbs
B: 1956-01-25
D: 2018-10-12
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Stubbs, John
Geneva Edgington
B: 1913-01-30
D: 2018-10-12
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Edgington, Geneva
Lawrence "Larry" Weston
B: 1923-05-30
D: 2018-10-09
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Weston, Lawrence "Larry"
Paul Seaton
B: 1920-10-07
D: 2018-09-26
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Seaton, Paul


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Benefits of Cremations

Over the past 50 years, cremation has steadily grown in popularity. In 2015, the cremation rate passed the burial rate for the first time in United States. And it is expected that this rise of cremation is suppose to continue into the future.


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So why are people choosing cremation? Here are a few benefits of cremation that have led cremation’s increased popularity.


1) Cost

Cost is probably the biggest reason why cremation is being chosen by more people. On average, the cost of cremation is about 45-50% less than burial. This is because there is no need to purchase additional items like a headstone or casket.


2) Flexibility

With burial, you basically have two options – being buried underground or having your casket placed in a mausoleum. Cremation gives you much more flexibility in terms of what can be done with your loved one’s ashes. You can scatter the ashes at a special location, you can store them in a beautiful urn, you can keep a small portion in memorial jewelry, you can blast them as apart of fireworks, etc. There really are so many creative things you can do with cremated ashes. Ask one of our professionals to get more ideas on things you can do with your loved one’s ashes.


3) More Religions Have Relaxed their Stance on Cremation

Historically, many religions have been opposed to cremation. However, in recent years some religions have relaxed their opposition to the practice. For example, in 2016 the Vatican issued new guidelines on cremation. It touched on Catholics believing the soul is immortal and that it does not rely upon the physical body. Therefore, since cremation only impacts the physical body, the Vatican does not have any doctrinal objections to cremation. If you do choose cremation though, the ashes should not be scattered; they should be stored in a scared place (Bryner, 2016).


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Bryner, J. (2016). Vatican issues new cremation guidelines for ‘faithfully departed’. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/56632-vatican-issues-new-cremation-guidelines.html 


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