Hi Kathy, Well, I think we all end up looking not very pretty in the end, no matter whether it’s by burial, cremation, or something else! We’re fragile stuff, we humans, and nature takes us back on its own schedule. Anyone in the funeral business who’s honest will say it’s impossible to tell what will or won’t remain of a person after any period of time. Sometimes people end up well preserved, other times there’s nothing left but a few bones, even all other things being apparently equal. Good luck to you on whatever you choose.