How Rental Caskets Work

Oct 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Rental CasketGerald Davis, President of Starmark Funeral Products, shows the features of a rental casket that allows families to hold a funeral with a viewing and cremate the body afterward. These rental caskets save the family money while affording the healing ritual of a funeral.

The casket has a door that drops open at the foot of the casket. After the funeral, at the crematorium retort, the combustible tray that holds the body, with connected fabric liner, slides out the foot of the casket. The insert that comes into contact with the body is cremated, leaving the rental casket clean and ready for another funeral.

Starmark is the largest manufacturer of rental caskets in the United States. In addition to rental caskets, Starmark also produces alternative containers (basically cardboard boxes for cremation), casket rental insert products, cloth-covered fiberboard caskets, shipping tray products for transportation of bodies, and other supplies for funeral homes. Learn more at their website,

Rental Caskets by Starmark Funeral Products

Recorded at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, host and author of the award-winning TV show and book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.

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