The charge for direct cremation includes removal of remains, local transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations, and basic services of staff. This charge does not include the crematory fee or the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to the cremation. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are corrugated cardboard boxes reinforced with wood.
A. Direct Cremation with container provided by purchaser
B. Direct Cremation with corrugated cardboard box from our funeral home
C. Direct Cremation with casket selected from our funeral home
(in addition to the cost of the casket)
Note: The crematory we normally use requires the body be in a "fixed rigid container with handles." If you request a cremation and do not select a container acceptable to the crematory, we will endeavor to find a crematory that will accept your container. However, we advise you that the transportation expenses to that crematory may be substantial.
Disclaimer of Warranties
S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home makes no representations or warranties regarding caskets, outer burial containers, or other goods sold by the funeral home. The only warranties, express or implied, granted in connection with goods sold with any funeral service are the express written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof. S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.