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Cremation Services

Why People Choose Cremation Services

When pre-planning a funeral or when arranging funeral services for a family member, various choices are presented. One of these options is cremation. Cremation services are intended to be an alternative to entombment or burial yet can provide your family with the same benefits that a traditional funeral offers and several other unique options as well.

The reasons our families choose cremation are as unique and personal as the individual families we work with. Regardless of the reason, whether it is religious, personal, environmental or otherwise, many people have a misconception about cremation that it is direct, immediate and simple. Although this is an option, once our families realize that cremation is only the final disposition of a loved one, they often choose to have many of the same services that can be arranged prior to a burial. Cremation can be a wonderful option for many because it provides many of the same options as a traditional service, but it also allows for some unique and customary memorials after the cremation takes place

We encourage our families to consider their unique choices both prior to cremation and after cremation has taken place. By discussing your options with one of our funeral consultants, you can discuss and decide on a service that is personalized and designed with your preferences in mind. As with families that choose burial, we can customize your cremation services to fit your unique needs.

Although cremation is not new, many people come to us with questions. These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding cremation and cremation services. 

Frequently asked questions about cremation.

What most people do with cremated remains is a matter of personal choice. The following are only some examples of your options.

  • Burial in a family cemetery plot
  • Placement in a columbarium niche
  • A columbarium can be a wall, a room or an entire building designated for cremated remains. A niche is the individual space within the columbarium for the placement of an urn. 
  • Scattering
  • Keeping The Urn At Home
  • Retaining a portion of the cremated remains in a keepsake urn or jewelry

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