Turning the Corner on Cremation

Cremation, for many years, was seen as an economic threat to cemeteries. Some still view it that way. Quietly and steadily growing in the percentage of cemetery services, inurnment was seen as the low-cost option that erodes a cemetery’s income. The practice of cremation, which was accepted (if not preferred) in Catholic cemeteries, brought very little to the table in terms of income or attractive interment options. Across the spectrum of all cemeteries, a majority of cremation services never even concluded in those properties.