What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Cemetery Plot

When you want to buy a cemetery plot, there are many details to take into consideration. The location of your plot, the availability for family members to be interred in the same area and the type of headstones that you can use in that area are all pieces of information you will need to know. Here are some of the questions that you should ask before making a decision.

What Type of Cemetery Plot Do You Need?

There are a variety of cemetery plot types, including single-depth plots for an individual or double-depth burial spaces for two people. If you would like your family to be buried together, you’re looking for a family lot. Each of these options comes with a different cost and availability, depending on the funeral home or cemetery you are considering.

Does Your Cemetery Support Our Spiritual or Religious Needs?

Individuals of some religious backgrounds may have specific requirements, and it’s important to ask these questions first to ensure there are no surprises in the future. For instance, some religions require that space be dedicated by a religious leader.

Is the Cemetery Centrally Located With Space for Family?

Once your loved one is buried, it’s vital that their final resting place offers easy access for family members who wish to continue to share their memories with loved ones who have passed on. Having a cemetery plot that is geographically central for family members is good whenever possible. Keep in mind the needs of elderly mourners, who may need a bench or other outdoor seating during their visit.

When you have questions about how to buy a cemetery plot or other funeral planning questions, contact our caring team at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery by calling 480-832-2850 or send us an email to wecare@mvfuneralhome.com. Three generations of our family have been serving the Mesa, Arizona community since 1951. We are always willing to work with you to ensure that your final resting place is special, peaceful and meets the needs of your family.

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