KANSAS CITY - Funeral costs steady, metro survey finds

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The Kansas City Star
August 15, 2012

The cost of being laid to rest has advanced more slowly than a funeral procession.

The average price for funeral services has held fairly steady in the Kansas City area over the last three years, tamped down by competition among funeral homes and rising consumer preferences for cremation.

A new report from the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City, a volunteer, nonprofit group that surveyed 89 metro-area funeral homes this summer, said the average price was $6,365, only 1.4 percent higher than three years ago.

Read the full article in The Kansas City Star

Thanks to the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City for alerting us to this article.


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