Many people agree that they do not understand purchasing funeral goods and services. This includes the purchase of caskets and burial vaults. Right in the center of all of this is the filing of death certificate, any military papers needed, type of funeral service (often depends on traditional burial or cremation). Church or other facility for service. Clergy person(s). Since so many people do not understand all that is involved in caring for a dead human body, we have included information that can actually be helpful in the purchase of funeral goods. The book moves on to introducing the reader to the process of embalming and speaks briefly to cremation and other alternate possibilities. This is your family member, friend,....and you want respect paid to the deceased without robbing the bank. We will share with you means of attaining this goa.