I am in the midst of trying to pre-plan my own funeral (I prefer cremation and have spoke with my family concerning this). My plan was to purchase an URN I like and put all of my details (will, documentation, etc) inside the urn. My concern is I am presently in Tennessee and may not stay here forever, or may be on vacation when the end event occurs. I do not want my family to have to embalm me to return me to the state of Tennessee to be cremated and have additional expenses. Are there any plans available where I can be transported to a local crematorium for cremation and is covered by my preplanning? I do not want them to have to pay to ship me (body wise) if not necessary and realize if I did have to be shipped, being shipped AFTER I am cremated is much easier. If the urn is sitting at my home, can my cremated remains be placed in a plain old box with say a plastic bag, zip tied or otherwise secured, without my family having to come out of pocket for stupid stuff? I am not nearly as concerned about my leftovers of self, but for them, I am trying to make this as little of a burden as possible and to also have as much taken care of and pre-paid as possible. My plan is to die skidding sideways, broke, penniless and my end needs secured by payment in advance, if possible. I do not want my family crying, at some funeral directors desk being picked clean with laments about how much did they love me! I prefer they use whatever funds I have left to buy a round (okay maybe two rounds) at a local place and everyone telling their best Rita story! And with any luck, leaving them something other than the dirt on the bottom of my urn! I do not want them to waste any money leftover with guilt offerings and bronze veneered caskets! The urn is simply to contain me till they have a place to scatter me, where ever that may be! What should I be looking for? I thank you for offering advise and common sense in a business that I know sometimes is all about the money, but I am sure there are some good folks out there too! I would like to deal with them in doing this, if you have suggestions, I am willing to learn! Thank you!
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