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Federated Reports Averages for December

A regular adult funeral, including a casket and professional services, sold for an average cost of $6,826.06 in December 2014. That’s a 0.5 percent increase over the same period in 2013, according to Federated Funeral Directors of America in Springfield, Illinois, a unit of Fiducial. Meanwhile, the average outer container sale was $1,322.65, a 0.8 percent increase over the 2013 figure.