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Answers to sensitive questions

What is cremation?

Cremation is the use of high temperatures of 1,500 to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce the body to bone fragments. Cremation is not the final disposition of the body nor is it a necessary type of funeral.

 

How much time does the process take?

Cremation can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours for an

average size adult.

 

What occurs after the cremation process is finished?

Brittle organic bone fragments, in addition to non-consumed metal objects are brought to the front of the cremation chamber into a cooling pan made of stainless steel. Metal objects are then separated by means of visual scan and a powerful magnet for smaller metallic objects. Dental gold and silver cannot be collected but rather they are commingled in

the remains. The remaining brittle bone fragments are then machine processed into a consistent size and then placed

into a temporary or permanent urn.

 

What do the remains look like?

Cremated remains are sand-like with a coarse texture and

white to light grey in color. The weight of an average adult’s cremated remains is from four to eight pounds.

 

Would all of the cremated remains be returned?

Except for small microscopic particles that cannot be

eradicated from the cremation chamber and processing machine, all of the remains will be returned to you.

What type container would the cremated remains come back in?

At no cost, the remains of your loved one are placed into a basic container. You may choose to place the remains in an urn from our expansive selection available for purchase.

 

What can I do with the cremated remains?

There are many options for the remains and we are happy to discuss and arrange them with you. Cremated remains can be buried at a cemetery, cremation garden, secured within a columbarium, kept at home, contained within jewelry, or scattered on private property.

 

What kind of regulations are there for cremation?

Laws for cremation are different in each state.

 

Can more than one cremation be completed at same time?

It is illegal to perform two cremations at once and most cremation chambers are only large enough to accommodate one adult.

 

Can I see the cremation process?

For a small fee and with respect to various religious customs, families

may witness the cremation process in our state of the art facilities

that allow you to be present as the body is placed into the

cremation chamber.

 

Can I be certain that I received the correct remains?

Our precise set of procedures and operating polices means that you will receive a high level of quality and a minimal chance for human error.

We guarantee positive identification of the body throughout the

cremation process and only allow certified professionals to operate

the equipment.

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Is an urn required?

It is not mandatory for you to have an urn, but you may desire one if there is a memorial service or a cemetery burial. Otherwise, the remains will be returned to you in a simple cardboard box.

 

Do I need a casket for the cremation process?

You do not need a casket for cremation,

and state law only requires that the body be

cremated with a rigid container.

 

Is embalming necessary before cremation?

Embalming is not essential before cremation,

and it is against the law for a funeral home to

inform you otherwise.

 

Is embalming required for viewing the body?

You may consider embalming for public viewings of the body, but you are not required to do so for private viewings. Immediate family members can view their loved one that has first been washed, dressed, and prepared, before cremation in a private viewing room.