National Cremation Society

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When we founded National Cremation in 1973, we set out to help families that choose cremation for their final needs by providing a simple and affordable cremation service. Today, 160,000 families later, we are the nation’s oldest and largest provider of cremation services, still helping families plan.

We have learned from our client families along the way. We have learned that individuals and families choose cremation for a variety of reasons. Many choose cremation for the low cost and simplicity; others to reduce their eternal land use. Over the years, we’ve become not only cremation specialists, but cremation experts.

National Cremation appreciates the opportunity to work with you and your family and show you how simple cremation can be. Whether you have an immediate need at the time of death or are preplanning cremation for a future need, you are sure to find that our cremation services meet your needs.

National Cremation Society

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Basic Services of the Director, Staff, and Overhead $930
Use of Facilities and Staff for Viewing/Visitation $350
Use of Facilities and Staff for Funeral Ceremony $350
Use of Facilities and Staff for Memorial Service $350
Use of Equipment and Staff for Graveside Service $350
Other Preparation of the Body $150
Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home (First Call) $299
Use of a Funeral Coach (Hearse) $395
Use of a Family Car (Limousine) $350
Direct Burial $1,348
Direct Cremation $1,560
Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home $1,000
Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home $1,619
Embalming $495

The General Price List we have on file for National Cremation Society has an effective date of March 1, 2016. The prices on our site are for your reference only. We can’t guarantee that the actual prices will be the same as the prices listed on our site. All funeral homes have an effective date on their Price Lists that are subject to change and we recommend that you ask the funeral home for its most recent prices over the phone or for a copy of their General Price List.


6 Reviews

Choose burial! This is the most unprofessional corporation I have run across. Management lies and one hit wonder sales tactics.

E. E.

Jun 07, 2021

Pre-planning is a wonderful way to make sure everything is taken care of when someone dies. I have my plan all set up and I have peace knowing that my kids won't have to be stressed out. I am very happy with the decision I made as several friends have used National and only had great things to say about this company.

Linda N.

Mar 22, 2017

The people and this company are amazing! The level of professionalism is wonderful. They were prompt and sensitive and completed everything on time at the price quoted. This is a no frills service and a low cost provider but nothing is lacking here at all. I highly recommend this company. Every detail was taken care of and I was informed all the way through. When I went to pick up my wife's remains we all hugged and cried together. You can't fake that folks. These people are the real deal.

Jerry D.

Sep 07, 2016

The people writing negative reviews have not even done business with this company! Complaining about salesmen or mailers is all I hear. Not all salesmen are pushy. I know 1st hand that National Cremation Society handles things in a dignified manner. I am surprised that Yelp even posts these reviews since they have nothing to do with the quality of their services.

S P.

Apr 08, 2016

Just my own personal experience with my father's passing. National Cremation did everything they said they would do at the cost that my father initially started with. Jeff was so amazing and helpful in attaining the death certificate and making sure of anything else he could do for us during a time when I didn't know which end was up! Thank you! In addition I just received noticed they donated a stuff bear in my Dad's name to a local charity for children in need.

Paula P.

Feb 25, 2016

First of all I am completely blown away that this company only had two stars. We received nothing but the most professional service and care when it came to picking out the urn and coordinating the cremation of my father-in-law, Wallace or "Pete" as we called him. We were from Chicago but had Pete in a great memory care facility in Scottsdale. He passed away in Arizona so everything with his cremation had to take place in Arizona. It was two days before Pete's memorial and we haven't received his remains. We spoke to a man named Jeff, who was wonderful. He said his remains were being sent to him tomorrow and that he will overnight them to us so they arrive in time for the funeral. Sure enough he did what was said. We received them the following day and he called to make sure that they arrived. Also, followed-up with a few more phone calls making sure that we received the urn and that everything went ok with the service. You can't beat that customer service. He was on top of everything and just went above and beyond to make sure that Pete made it back in time for his celebration of life. We cannot thank Jeff enough for his impeccable customer service. Thanks for making what was a hard and emotional few days less stressful. We cannot thank you enough! Sincerely, The Peterson Family from Chicago

Bobi .

Jan 13, 2016

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