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Cremation defined: Cremation is the process of reducing human remains to their original elements by the application of intense heat or burning. A body must be placed in either a casket or cremation container. Following the cremation process, the cremated remains are typically placed in an urn for final disposition.
Kindly review the "Traditional Funeral Arrangements" section. All types of traditional services are available to those choosing cremation.
Many families are relieved to learn that several options are available when cremation is chosen. The Cremation Service Options are:
- Visitation and Service
- Private Viewing and Service
- Private Viewing Only
- Memorial Service
- Immediate Cremation
Visitation is typically held at the funeral home. It is open to the public and allows family members to receive condolences and support. The specific time period is scheduled at the convenience of the family depending on the availability of our facility.
Private Viewing is also typically held at the funeral home and the guests are chosen by the family. It is not a public event and privacy is respected. Both types of viewing, public and private allow the opportunity to say good-bye in a respectful and peaceful setting.
Funeral Services and Memorial Services may be either religious events or contemporary in style. They allow the opportunity for the family, friends. neighbors and colleagues of the deceased to express their feelings, share memories and lend support to those most affected by the death. Funeral Services typically are conducted with the deceased present, while Memorial Services often include the presence of the urn, containing the cremated remains of the deceased.
Immediate Cremation is available for those preferring no gathering or structured type of religious or contemporary service. The deceased is cremated promptly after death and the cremated remains are returned to the family.
Following the Cremation Process, there is one final decision necessary for the final disposition of the cremated remains. While many urns are attractive forms of art, and may be retained by individuals. Many choose permanent placement either in a cemetery or mausoleum. This process is known as inurnment.