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Affordable Direct Cremation Service


Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc. not just any funeral home - with over 50 years of experience serving the Berks County community we are highly professional, friendly and compassionate. In fact, Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc. has been the first choice for hundreds of area families each year. At Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc. we want you to know that we are proud to embrace traditional values, diversity, and innovation that honor the spirit and life of each person whose family says their final goodbyes with us.

Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc. offers affordable cremation services to Temple families

One of the many options that Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc. offers families in Berks County is an affordable cremation service. Over the years cremation had become a popular option, with many people instructing their families that it is what they want when their time comes. If your loved one wanted to be cremated and you are looking for something simple, direct cremation is an excellent option.

At Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc. we want you to feel confident that choosing us is right for your family, and for that to happen we believe that you need to be well informed about what each Berks County funeral service option includes. So, in order to make sure you know your options we ask that you please read below to learn about what a direct cremation service entails, as well as associated costs.

A direct cremation is when the body is cremated shortly after death, and the deceased is moved from the place of death to our facility, where it is then placed into a cremation container. After filing the necessary cremation documents, the remains are then transported to the crematory for cremation.

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Direct Cremation Service (range of prices) 

Our charge for a direct cremation (without services) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, a proportionate share of overhead costs, removal of remains, transportation to crematory and temporary container for cremains. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase teh body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The container we provide is a cardboard container.

  • Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser 
  • Direct cremation with Cape Alternative cremation container 
  • Direct cremation with crematable casket as selected (range of prices) 

Now that you know more about our direct cremation service in Berks County we encourage you to give us a call at 610-921-3121. In addition we want to remind you that we provide our families with an open door policy, so if you are in immediate need you can contact us 24 hours a day.

We hope you have found the information that we have provided to you and your family helpful as you consider your Berks County funeral service needs.


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