Veterans Cremation Plans

The Heritage Cremation Society is pleased to offer Veterans and their spouses the option of selecting the cremation plan that best meets their needs. These plans are designed to offer quality service and great value. They are available to any honorably discharged veteran and their spouse in conjunction with interment in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio or the Dayton VA National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. In order to meet the requirements of new laws instituted by the State of Ohio, an additional cost may be charged for obtaining Confirmation of Identity and a $50.00 documentation fee will be added to any plan selected. 

Signature Cremation Plan for Veterans - $795.00                                 

Our Signature Cremation Plan for Veterans includes the following: 

  • Staff services and use of our facilities and equipment
  • Transfer of the deceased from a care or medical facility at time of death
  • Use of our refrigeration facilities
  • Confirmation of the decedent’s identity
  • Cremation of the deceased and all associated fees
  • Free cemetery lot or wall niche including grave marker or wall niche name plate at an approved Ohio VA cemetery 
  • Open and closing of cemetery space provided by the cemetery at no charge
  • Service with full military honors at the cemetery
  • The container the body is placed in for cremation
  • A simple protective container the cremains are placed in following cremation
  • Preparation and delivery of the death certificate to the physician of record for signing
  • Acquisition of Certified Death Certificate(s) which includes hand delivering the signed death certificate to the health department and acquiring the copies requested by the family (the actual cost of the death certificates is extra)
  • Cremation permit and recording fees
  • Notifying government agencies including Social Security and the Veterans Administration
  • Hand delivery to family or cemetery in Stark, Portage, Summit or Cuyahoga County 

Basic Cremation Plan for Veterans - $645.00

Our Basic Cremation Plan for Veterans is offered only in Stark County and includes the following: 

  • Staff services and use of our facilities and equipment 
  • Transfer of the deceased from a care or medical facility anywhere in Stark County at time of death
  • Use of our refrigeration facilities
  • Confirmation of decedent’s identity
  • Cremation of the deceased and all associated fees
  • Free cemetery lot or wall niche including grave marker or wall niche name plate at an approved Ohio VA cemetery
  • Open and closing of cemetery space provided by the cemetery at no charge
  • Service with full military honors at the cemetery
  • The container the body is placed in for cremation and a corrugated container the cremains are placed in following cremation
  • Preparation and delivery of the death certificate to the physician of record for signing
  • Filing the death certificate with the local health department by mail
  • Cremation permit and recording fees
  • Notifying government agencies including Social Security and the Veterans Administration 

Celebration of Life Plan for Veterans - $1,495.00

The Celebration of Life Plan for Veterans includes the following:

  • Staff services and use of our facilities and equipment
  • Transfer of the deceased from a care or medical facility at time of death
  • Use of our refrigeration facilities
  • Confirmation of decedent’s identity
  • Cremation of the deceased and all associated fees
  • The container the body is placed in for cremation
  • A simple protective container the cremains are placed in following cremation
  • Staff services for coordination of a Celebration of Life or Remembrance Service at our chapel, church or other facility (two hour allowance)
  • Memorial Package (register book / #75 memorial folders / #25 acknowledgement cards)
  • Free cemetery lot or wall niche including grave marker or wall niche name plate at an approved Ohio VA cemetery
  • Open and closing of cemetery space provided by the cemetery at no charge
  • Service with full military honors at the cemetery
  • Preparation and delivery of death certificate to the physician of record for signing
  • Acquisition of Certified Death Certificate(s) which includes hand delivering the signed death certificate to the health department and acquiring the copies requested by the family (the actual cost of the death certificates is extra)
  • Cremation permit and recording fees
  • Notifying government agencies including Social Security and the Veterans Administration
  • Hand delivery to family or cemetery in Stark, Portage, Summit or Cuyahoga County