Learn About Cremation Options
Here are some cremation alternatives for you to consider:
- The Funeral Service and Cremation
Cremation is another means of final disposition such as burial and entombment. The cremation can
follow the visitation and funeral service at which the casket is present. After the funeral service,
instead of going to the cemetery, the casket goes to the crematory. After cremation, a public or
private inurnment of the cremated remains can take place at the convenience of the family.
- The Memorial Service and Cremation
A memorial service, without the casket present can be held after the cremation takes place. The
cremated remains may or may not be present for the memorial service. The service can be held at
the funeral home, or at a church or other location. After the service, the urn may be taken to a
cemetery for burial or be returned to the family.
- Embalming and Cremation
Embalming is most often a matter of practical necessity for a service with the body present. For
immediate cremation, embalming is not required. In fact, under many circumstances, embalming
is not a legal requirement. State health regulations will vary regarding the requirement for