When people come to Lone Star Cremation to request our services in honoring the memory of their deceased loved one, they will occasionally ask: Is a casket required for cremation? Technically, the answer is no, but that comes with this caveat: the deceased does need to be cremated in a covered container that’s leak-proof, rigid, combustible and metal-free.
Different Options Are Available
Our Dallas cremation company scrupulously follows those requirements, which are in place to assure that the deceased is treated with dignity, along with less emotional reasons such as ease of placement and simple sanitary issues. Most of the time, a casket will be used, but a container made out of basic cardboard would also be considered sufficient for those looking at something more economically-friendly.
It certainly doesn’t preclude family members from using much more ornate examples, if they prefer. However, the money saved through a less-expensive casket could also allow them to apply that to items that Lone Star offers. These include a wide variety of urns made of wood, metal, glass, marble, crystal, porcelain and ceramic.
In addition, eight different keepsake urns, six different jewelry pieces that can hold the deceased’s ashes, two types of urn vaults, a sun frame and a Taos cross are also available for purchase.
Types of Packages
Three different cremation packages are available through Lone Star: Bronze, Silver and Gold, each with their own assets. The Bronze is for those looking for a basic, no-frills cremation, while the Silver is for those wanting more options or looking for a more rapid process. The Gold package is for those who believe their loved one is worthy everything that we have to offer. With the Gold, the appeal can also be the option of prepaying for a cremation.
Proudly Serving Our Clients
Lone Star Cremation is a Dallas cremation company with years of experience, with a fully licensed staff whose focus is geared toward comforting clients during a trying period. Simplicity, convenience or affordability are available options when asking the question: Is a casket required for cremation? That’s partly because we’re available 24 hours a day for all residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth community. By contacting us at (214) 530-2040, we’ll make sure your loved one is given a farewell that’s worthy of the love and respect you have for them.