Questions About Cremation
Is cremation performed right away?
Normally, cremations take place about 48 hours after a death, which gives time to complete the required documentation and schedule the cremation.
What happens to my cremated remains?
Most families choose to place cremated remains in an urn. The urn can then be housed in an indoor or outdoor mausoleum or columbarium, buried in a family burial plot, or placed in a special urn garden. Talk to us to learn about all of the options available to you.
Can my remains be scattered?
While this romantic notion seems like a sound choice for some, our experience has shown that many families come to regret this decision in later years, as they have lost the opportunity to create a focal point for remembrance.
A meaningful goodbye is important to my family and me. Does cremation offer that?
Yes. A variety of tribute options are available with cremation. Just as with traditional burials, a personalized, meaningful memorial or funeral service can be a significant part of your goodbye.
What can my service include?
As with a funeral, a meaningful service prior to cremation can include a ceremony at a location of your choosing, a visitation for family members prior to the service, an open or closed casket, meaningful music, and participation of loved ones.
Can arrangements be made in advance?
We can discuss all your cremation choices with you, so that you can make an informed decision. If you hold interment rights in our cemetery, we will facilitate your funeral or memorial arrangements in advance. The money paid is protected by law and a contract ensures you receive the products and services you purchased.