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Summary of Funeral Home Prices 2007-2008 _xls - Funeral Consumers

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					                         Funeral Home General Price Survey for Select Services - 2008

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                                     Non-declinable                                Direct
                                                 1                   2
           Columbus, Ohio Area        Fee (NDF)     Embalming Viewing   Funeral  Cremation3
           Brooks Owens                         900       500       100      300        *875
           C D White & Son                    1,625       575       390      355      *1370
           Caliman                            1,800       675       600      600        *895
           Cook & Son-Pallay                    875       320       360      400       1,200
           Cotner                             1,225       425       350      295      *1375
           Diehl-Whittaker                      900       450       500      500      *1250
           Egan-Ryan                          1,495       695       625      625       1,885
           Epstein                            1,995       575       250      525        *880
           Evans                              1,030       380       380      275        *980
           Ferguson                           2,395       865       300      300      *2621
           Graumlich                          1,145       475       370      395       1,590
           Hill                               1,675       475       295      295      *1450
           J. Martin Smith                      795       350       310      310      *1240
           John Quint Treboni                 1,465       550       700      475        *999
           Kauber-Sammons                     2,410       515       370      415      *2385
           Long                               1,595       550       385      360      *1525
           Myers-Woodyard                     1,000       375       275      275       2,150
           Newcomer                             815       350       200      300       1,170
           Novak                              1,350       600       525      450      *1795
           O. R. Woodyard                     1,100       375       275      300       1,225
           O'Shaughnessy                      1,295       595       340      350        *995
           Rader-McDonald                     1,800       625       325      395      *1870
           Robert C. Carter                   1,260       435       650      300         750
           Rodman                             1,200       500       350      250         995
           Rutherford                         1,395       560       400      475       1,720
           Schoedinger                        1,295       625       445      520       1,951
           Shaw-Davis                         1,350       450       600      425       1,530
           Shoemaker                          1,345       560       500      600      *2090
           Skunza                             1,595       550       385      360      *1525
           Southwick-Good & Fortkamp          1,550       475       495      510      *1612
           Wayne T. Lee                       1,145       395       250      275      *1020
           Weir-Arend                         1,395       560       400      495      *1470

           London/Springfield Area
           Conroy                                    975           750          600           395        1,345
           Eberle-Fisher                           1,795           420          330           330        1,750
           Jackson Lytle Williams                  1,895           795          395           495        *2580
           Johnson Melick Moreland                 1,865           435          390           425       *1,290
           Jones Kenney Zechman                      865           395          400           250       *1,295
           Littleton & Rue                         1,999           475          425           370        2,023
           Rader Lynch and Dodds                   1,595           450          490           480        1,590
           Richards, Raff & Dunbar                 1,565           400          470           400       *1,265

1
  A fee charged by a funeral home to cover overhead costs such as rent, interest payments, heating and cooling,
supplies, maintenance, etc.
2
  Typically, these costs will provide for viewing for at least 4 hours.
3
  Cremation of the body of the deceased without any preparation of the body, such as embalming, or formal viewing of
the body in a casket by a funeral home. The consumer should not be charged a NDF if there is direct cremation, but
check with the funeral home to confirm this. You may want to go elsewhere if the funeral home wants to charge you
a NDF when direct cremation is chosen.
* Indicates that the funeral home does not operate a crematory, so the body must be moved to another facility for the
actual cremation. This typically might add $300 to the final bill.                                              p.1 of 2
                        Funeral Home General Price Survey for Select Services - 2008




PLEASE NOTE:
Information in the table on the reverse side was collected in the Fall of 2007 and is based upon the General Price Lists
provided by the funeral homes listed. Although the information was collected and is reported in good faith, Funeral
Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio (FCACO) does not warrant the accuracy of the information. General Price Lists are
difficult to interpret and subject to change. Consumers, well in advance of needing funeral services, should decide
what services they want, begin discussing arrangements with funeral directors, compare the prices, services, and
products offered by different funeral homes, and advise their family members of the arrangements they want the
family to make. Consumers should note that the table DOES NOT include the costs of several other services and
products that a funeral home may offer to the consumer, e.g., caskets (prices can vary from about $150.00 to
$40,000); transporting the body of the deceased from one funeral home to another; flowers; cards, chapel use are a few.
Other charges can include cemetery lots and opening and closing of the grave, grave liner, obituaries, etc.    Therefore,
you cannot simply add the row to get a complete estimate of the costs. Chart shows ONLY the BASIC COSTS.

This information was compiled by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio (FCACO). Questions about
the survey may be directed to: PO Box 14835, Columbus, OH 43214. Telephone 614-263-4632.

In general, FCACO along with the AARP, discourages the pre-payment of funeral arrangements, except in certain
specific situations. It is definitely wise to pre-plan, however, and to write down any and all questions prior to making
those plans. You may be able to save your estate considerable money if you take the time to do this planning.




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                                                                                                       Survey modified 9/28/09
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