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My husband died at the VA. hospital on Friday the 15th of March. Thanks for all your thoughts and prays. This illness was sudden he felt weak 6 weeks ago and by last week it had entered his brain. He didn't know who he was or who we were. Now with no income I'm trying to find a way to bury him. The VA. pays maybe $450. and thats it. My kids are all upset. If anyone knows anyway I can go that won't put me into paying for it for the rest of my life I would be greatly appreicated. Thank you so much. Sand
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I am so sorry that you have lost your husband I know you will miss him, and miss him in several ways. I cannot offer anything but my prayers for you and the children. If there is a Methodist Church near you, you might call them and ask for counseling. If there is anyone available they might make some recommendations for your area.
I am praying that Christ through his Spirit will comfort you and the children, and give you all wisdom, strength, and courage for the future.
Hi Sand...

I am so sorry to hear of your husband...You and your family have my deepest condolences...
I do not know what to offer you in advice for funding for this..I do know caskets, funerals, the luncheons, burial plot, and headstone can amount to a small fortune.
Perhaps a personal wake, even at someone's home...and cremation?

Again...I am sorry...
take care..
Hello Sand...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are fortunate that he didn't suffer long...

As for the burial and service. I called several funeral homes prior to my father's passing and the exact same prices ranged from $3000 - $11000.

We opted for a simple pine casket...asmall service at the site vs in the home and a gathering back at the apartment. It was loving and healing as it was for immediate family and friends and we all had a chance to share.

The most important issue is to honor the soul. These two links at the site have information and links regarding funerals.
Check out the links on funeral planning at the bottom of this page:


Did your husband have a life insurance policy? Anything from social security? You can also call your local place of worship and ask for support, social services etc.

If I can help in any more info, please let me know.

Richest blessings to you and your family in your time of loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


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