My mother has severe mental illness and we have not been able to locate her. I have decided to begin to plan and save for funeral expenses. She told me once that she prefers to be cremated but I would like to purchase a monument for a place of peace for myself and her grandchildren ( they are all under 5 years old) How much will it cost to cremate her? Should I pre purchase a plot for the monument and what would be a rough estimate for that? How much could a small funeral and the funeral home cost? Thank you so much for the input.