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We are continuing to serve families during the COVID-19 crisis. Call (314) 241-8844 to learn more.

The Biggest Benefits Of Direct Cremation Services

cremation service in St. Louis, MOIt can be a huge burden to figure out what a loved one would have wanted if they pass on and don’t leave final service plans for you to follow. If you want to avoid that burden for your family members, you might plan your own services in advance. They are certainly plenty of options to consider. If you are leaning toward cremation service in St. Louis, MO, you will also want to consider direct cremation options. There are plenty of benefits that come along with this choice. Here are some of the biggest:

The Smaller Expense

Cremation wields the smallest costs among the disposition methods, but direct cremation is the smallest within cremation. There are no services before the cremation takes place, which takes a lot of product and service costs out of the way. You can even plan inexpensive memorial services around the cremation to lower the costs even further. Or you can have nothing at all for no extra costs. If you are planning ahead, and want to pay ahead as well, having a small cost bottom line is a huge benefit.

The Major Flexibility

Planning your own services means you get to organize whatever you want. If you decide on direct cremation, you can take any path you’d like after that. You can also leave it up to your family members and know that they have the versatile options from which to choose themselves. With cremation, you can be transported with ease so your family can take you to another city or state, to a park for an ash scattering, or anywhere else. They can have services right away or a month down the road. They can also choose a final resting place that they know you would enjoy. You can direct all of those things in advance or let your family decide. Either way, the options are completely flexible and versatile.

The Straight Forwardness

Direct cremation is the most straightforward disposition method. After you pass on, you are transported to the cremation provider’s facility. Your family fills out the proper paperwork and you are cremated within a matter of days. It’s direct and to the point and it can really help your family gain the closure they need instead of dragging things out.

These are just a few of the biggest benefits people see in direct cremation service in St. Louis, MO. If you choose to go that direction, the professionals at St. Louis Cremation are here to talk you through the options that are involved. There are a lot of possible decisions to make and we can guide you through them one step at a time. Visit with us in person or take a tour of our facilities at 2135 Chouteau Ave St. Louis, MO 63103. You can also call (314) 241-8844 to ask questions and get started on some of the details. Since you are planning in advance, it’s often nice to include your family in the decisions you are making.


Responsibly Serving Local Families
During the COVID-19 Crisis

At St. Louis Cremation, we want you to know we are continuing to serve local families while steadfastly following state and local requirements to ensure everyone's health and safety.

Due to social distancing conditions and CDC restrictions on large in-person gatherings, some of our services are modified at this time; to learn about the options currently available to local families, contact us at (314) 241-8844.

As we continue to serve the community, safety remains our top priority. Along with the meticulous standards for hygiene we have always maintained, we are currently following additional cleaning protocols to ensure a safe environment for both families and staff.

We remain available 24/7 to help your family and answer any questions you have during this time. Don't hesitate to reach out and learn how we can help.