Cremation Choices

Review of Cremation

The amount of individuals choosing cremation has grown substantially in recent years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged.

Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through use of intense heat.

What’s done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you. It’s possible for you to alleviate the weight of these selections by pre planning your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be respected.

Contrary to what many people believe, Cremation doesn’t limit choices, but, in reality, improves ones options. It is a procedure which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many manners.

Picking cremation neither removes nor does it necessitate a funeral service. Conventional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation procedure. A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by earth interment. They can be elaborate or simple and traditional or nontraditional. Arrangements and ceremonies have a tendency to be as individual as the individuals for whom and by whom they’re made. They may be personalized especially to reflect the life of the dead person, and thus have a specific significance. Henry W. Anderson Mortuary is able to help in any and all your Funeral Service needs.

This can be adapted by the use of a cremation coffin (coffin that is designed to be cremated) or the use of a rental coffin. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and ultimate cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safekeeping. Urns are accustomed to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like fundamental and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.

A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death then embalming will not be crucial. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be supported. If the viewing couldn’t be done within 48 hours afterward embalming may be needed. Wake of the dead person is a critical step in recognizing that the death has occurred. Having some sort of service or ceremony is also a vital component to a healthy healing of a loss as a result of departure.

A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, while restricting funeral services to the removal and transport of the dead person into our care.

Significance of Memorialization

Memorialization provides a permanent, protected place for cremated remains to be put, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the dead person.

Cremation permits families many alternatives for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water. Henry W. Anderson Mortuary allows the subsequent memorialization options, among others, for cremated remains:

Memorialization Choices for Cremation

There are also particular services that offer scattering on the list of sea or the stars.

Conventional Interment In earth interment on a family plot Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.

Personalized Memorialization Inscribe your family members name and a unique saying on a tree plaque, park bench or other particular memorial. We also have custom, unique urns and keepsakes, perfect for showing inside your home. For a summary of these items, please visit our Merchandise pages, or contact us directly and we will help you with your demands.