Determining What You Will Need for Your Burial or Cremation

Funeral Home Inglewood

Planning is a smart way to arrange the cemetery services that you want for yourself and remove the related decision-making and financial burdens from your family after you’re gone. If you’re considering the advantages of pre-planning cemetery services, continue reading to learn what you will need for your burial or cremation.

Ground Burial
Outer burial containers are required for all ground burials. Sometimes referred to as a grave vault, grave liner, or burial liner, outer burial containers enclose a casket inside of a grave. Sometimes, these vaults are pre-set during development. We call these graves “lawn crypts.” Also, the State of California requires that an endowment care deposit is made for every grave and memorial that is sold. Endowment care deposits go toward the cemetery’s Endowment Care Fund, which places the deposits in trust for the maintenance of the grounds. If you choose to include a memorial tablet, plate, or inscription, you will need to consider what material, size, and design you would like. Your cemetery memorial will also require a setting fee, and a foundation fee if you select a bronze tablet. Ground burial is also an option for cremation. If you opt for a cremation ground burial, then you will need a cremation vault, which serves the same purpose as a burial vault. Finally, opening and closing services are required for ground burials.

Cremation Memorialization
If you choose permanent cremation memorialization for the placement of your cremated remains, there will be no need for a vault. However, as with ground burial, there will be a required endowment care deposit for the cremation memorialization that you select. If you choose a glass-front niche, the inscription is sometimes made right on the urn. Opening and closing services will be needed, and a setting fee will be included for the placement of the memorial on a granite or marble-front niche.

For more than 110 years, Inglewood Park Cemetery has provided interment and cemetery services in the Los Angeles area. If you’d like to learn about the variety of burial and cremation options that we offer, then please call us today at (310) 412-6500.

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