Federated Reports Averages for July

A regular adult funeral, including a casket and professional services, sold for an average cost of $6,856.32 in July. That’s a 1.58 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the Federated Funeral Directors of America in Springfield, Illinois, a unit of Fiducial. Meanwhile, the average outer container sale was $1,327.59, a 2.58 percent increase over the 2013 figure.