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What should I consider about my burial before planning my funeral?

Below are some questions regarding your burial (also known as interment) to consider before beginning the planning process for your funeral or memorial service. While you don’t have to answer all these questions before you meet with a funeral director, having a sense of what you want can certainly help.
  • Would you like to be buried in the ground in a cemetery? If so, do you have a cemetery in mind?
  • Would you like to be buried in the ground in another location? If so, do you have another location in mind?
  • Do you want to be in a cemetery but not buried in the ground? The options for this include being interred in a crypt, mausoleum, or columbarium?
  • If you’re planning a cremation, do you want the ashes buried in a cemetery?

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