Cremation Options

Cremation Options

Cremation has become an increasingly accepted means of final disposition. The reasons for this vary, from religious or environmental concerns, to the idea that cremation is a simple solution. Whatever you’re thinking right now, we want you to know that choosing cremation does not limit your choices in the way you remember, and honor, your loved one.

Simple Cremation

Simply stated, this means that at the time of death, Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care will transport your loved one from the place of death to our facilities. Once all authorizations are completed, and the statutory time has elapsed, the body will be cremated.

Following cremation, the cremated remains will be returned to the family. This option has no type of formalized service or gathering, however, services may still be held at a later date. Should the authorizing agent be located out of state, cremated remains may be shipped via the  U. S. Postal Service by Registered mail.

Cremation with a Remembrance Service

This is one of our most popular options and is perhaps the most flexible arrangement. The remembrance service may be scheduled at the family’s convenience, and may be delayed to allow for family and friends travel schedules. This also allows for a longer planning process for more personalization and family involvement.

The remembrance service should be as unique and personal as the individual, reflecting a life lived. Our experienced staff can help you to design a fitting service, while staying within your budget. Again, with an eye to providing value, Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care will take care of all the details, giving your family the emotional space to grieve for, honor, and remember, your loved one.

Funeral Service with Cremation

This is an option that appeals to individuals who feel the need to adhere to tradition. Tradition may mean that you choose to have a viewing or visitation before or after the service in addition to the full ceremony of a funeral, where the body of your loved one is present for the service. After the service, a time is arranged to perform the cremation. Following the cremation, the cremated remains will be returned to the family.

Then what?

Dealing with the cremated remains of a loved one, in a respectful, thoughtful way, can bring a great deal of healing after loss. The following list is only a few of the more commonly chosen options:

  • Placement in an urn for permanent containment to be retained by family members. Urns come in a variety of materials, designs, and colors. Cremated remains may also be separated into several containers. This allows for several family members to keep part of the cremated remains. This may be accomplished by using Keepsake Urns or Keepsake Jewelry that contains a small amount of cremated remains.
  • Burial in a gravesite at a cemetery. This may be done just as a regular burial, however,  the charge for opening and closing the grave is usually considerably less.  Some cemeteries may allow cremated remains to be placed on an existing gravesite with a burial, referred to as a “right of second or additional interment.” If this is something you’d like to discuss, please contact us.
  • Scattering cremated remains on private property. Be aware that local, state, and federal laws should be consulted and permission granted prior to scattering. Permits may be required in some areas. Again, speak with one of our experienced staff members before moving forward with a private property scattering.
  • Inurnment in a columbarium or niche refers to placement of the cremated remains in a building or structure where a permanent niche space may be selected.  Niches are recessed compartments enclosed either by glass, marble or granite. These fronts may contain the name and dates of the decedent. A  columbarium may be located in a cemetery or at a church.
  • Memorial Garden placement is growing in popularity as more and more churches are constructing Memorial Gardens on the church property for their members.  The church members who are placed in the memorial garden are often  memorialized on a plaque, usually placed in the same general area. These areas usually contain an area for “reflection, meditation or prayer” and are beautifully landscaped with trees, flowers, shrubs and artwork.
  • Non-Conventional methods include services offered by several different commercial companies. A few of these options are Sea Scattering Services,  Artificial Reef Placement, Glass Artwork Containment, Air Scattering Services, Fireworks Deployment, Balloon Release, and Space Flight. If any of these options appeal to you, feel free to discuss it with a staff  member. We can refer you to a trusted provider.