Top Costs of a Funeral

A significant health event or a recent funeral for a loved one may have left you with thoughts about the costs for a funeral and burial. It’s not an easy topic to discuss, but one that must be gently talked about with members of your immediate family. There are a handful of common costs associated with a funeral, and in this blog post, we're going to discuss those top costs of a funeral to help you with your planning.

Top Costs of a Funeral

Common Funeral Costs

There are a number of costs to consider with a funeral. If you choose to preplan, you'll have ample time to make your decisions about these common funeral costs.  

Funeral Cost Breakdown

The total funeral costs can range from expensive if the services are wished to be elaborate, to more budget-friendly if the services are designed to be modest. No matter what, the funeral you plan will be a lovely way to honor your loved one.

  • Caskets - These are often chosen to commemorate the personal style of the deceased or can be the preference of the family members making the funeral arrangements. Caskets can range from a couple thousand dollars to well over $10,000. Caskets come manufactured in two common materials, metal or wood, and many can be as intricate or simple as you would like.
  • Grave Liner or Burial Vault - Not often talked about, a casket will usually be placed in a liner or burial vault to prevent the casket from shifting or sinking in its location over time. Liners and vaults will likely be made of concrete and act as a full box around the casket or a trimmed-down liner only covering a portion of the casket. These items can also range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands.
  • Burial and Funeral Services - A compassionate service can range from a small affair to a large function. Depending on what is included in the preferred funeral service and burial, the costs can range from a few thousand dollars up to a much more considerable price.
  • Honoring Your Loved One - From video tributes, memorial websites, print dedication, and flowers, there are many ways to honor your loved one at their funeral. The obituary can be shared online and with others, the video tribute can be displayed during the services, and print materials from programs and prayer cards can include heartfelt dedications to celebrate your loved one's life. Depending on your selections, these can also range from a couple hundred to many thousands of dollars.

What is the Average Cost of a Funeral?

We realize the costs for a funeral can be vastly different for everyone and comparing totals for different options can be more in-depth than a quick read online. That’s why we are here for you. We can discuss all the details and options in a sensitive manner with you in order to provide you with more precise costs based on your preferences.

Be assured, we will take the time necessary to compare choices and options within your budget and needs. We take pride in guiding you and your family in this regard in order to graciously honor your loved ones.

Providing Compassionate Funeral Services in Mount Joy, PA

When the time comes to make arrangements for a loved one, Sheetz Funeral Home is dedicated to providing choices you can be proud of. Our services are meaningful, affordable, and appropriate to your needs. And as a local, family-owned funeral home that has been devoted to the Mount Joy community since 1899, we hope you will turn to us in your time of need.

As licensed professionals, we offer funeralburial, and cremation servicesveterans' servicesgrief and healing supportfamily advocacy, and pre-planning services.

This is a difficult time, and we want to make it as easy and comforting as possible. Take a moment to learn more about our staff and history in this community. Reach out to us easily through our website or by phone with any questions when you are ready to move forward.

Sheetz Funeral Home

(717) 653-5441