How Is A Cremation Service Different From A Traditional Funeral Service?
Is A Casket Required?
How Is A Cremation Accomplished?
The enclosed body is placed in the cremation chamber where through heat and evaporation the body is reduced to its basic elements which are referred to as cremated remains. It may surprise many to learn that ashes are not the final result since cremated remains have neither the appearance nor the chemical properties of ashes — they are, in fact, bone fragments. After preparation, these elements are either placed in a permanent urn or in a temporary container selected by the family at the funeral home.
Depending upon the size of the body, there are normally three to nine pounds of fragments resulting.
Our crematory processes the cremated remains, thereby reducing the space they require.
Isn’t Cremation An End In Itself?
What Choices Of Memorialization Are Available?
How Does The Cost Of Cremation Compare With Burial Or Entombment?
What About Scattering Cremated Remains?
This may be legally done in most areas, but most believe that in consideration of the descendants of the departed that some form of memorialization should be provided.
Furthermore, there are reasons for not scattering, because it is for many a traumatic experience. It can be soul shaking to spill out all that is mortal of someone you have known and loved. One should realize how much is being asked of the person who is to do the scattering. Some crematories provide scattering gardens within their dedicated property often with the option of personal memorials. The use of dedicated property assures the site chosen will not be developed for other use at some future time. Our funeral directors and staff at the crematory perform the cremation with dignity and we hope the respect afforded these cremated remains will continue until the family has determined their final resting place.
Pacemakers or similar devices can be explosive when subject to the high temperatures of the cremation chamber.
We will arrange for the removal of the heart pacemaker prior to cremation.
Is Embalming Necessary?
Is A Funeral Director Necessary?
Most governmental jurisdictions require a licensed person to transport a body and to obtain the necessary permits.
Funeral directors are among those so licensed and are the only ones permitted to do so in some jurisdictions. Normally, the funeral director performs the same professional functions regarding cremations as in any other service.
Are More People Choosing Cremation Today?
Is It Advisable To Arrange For Cremation In Advance?
Yes. The subject should be certainly be resolved among family members since that determination will have to be made at the time of death. The family should visit the funeral home, learn what is offered in the way of services and memorial alternatives. The family should consult together ahead of time to decide what is best for all.
Arrangements for memorialization also should be made at this time. This way a difficult decision need not be made alone and at a time of grief and confusion.
Our staff has the knowledge, experience and background needed to answer your funeral related questions. A funeral is a trust placed in us that we are honored to handle with compassion and dignity. We will strive to reciprocate that trust by providing you with personalized and professional service.
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