Cremation Guide

Each family we serve receives our superb identification process, a memorial DVD, complimentary probate or estate consultation and most importantly, Peace-of-mind knowing that their loved one has been respectfully handled and returned Safe Assured® back to the family.

- What is a funeral and why have one with cremation?
The funeral is a ceremony of proven worth and value for those who mourn. It provides an opportunity for the survivors and others who share in the loss to express their love, respect and grief. It permits facing openly and realistically the crisis that death may present. Through the funeral, the bereaved take that first step towards emotional adjustment to their loss.

- Is cremation a substitute for a funeral?

No, cremation is an alternative to earth burial or entombment for the body's final disposition and often follows a traditional funeral service. We can assist you with the necessary information for a funeral with a cremation following or a memorial service.

- Can I have a visitation period and a funeral service if cremation is chosen?
Yes. Cremation does not preclude having a visitation period and a funeral service. Cremation is simply one option for final disposition of the body.

- Can two cremations be performed at once?
Never. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult. Thus it would be a practical impossibility to conduct multiple cremations simultaneously.

- Can the family witness the cremation?
Yes, and our facility offers a witness room. Our state-of-the-art cremation facility is set up to allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. In fact, some religious groups include this as part of their funeral custom.


Cost planning Guide

- Family receiving guests with a funeral service on the second day followed by cremation and/or inurnment.

  (Visitation with Funeral Services, aka. Traditional Funeral)  $4115
This would include services of a funeral director, transfer of your loved one, preparations needed to facilitate a public viewing for your loved one, use of our facility (or staff) for the visitation and funeral over several days, obtaining required documentation, writing of an obituary, dealing with clergy and/or cemetery, providing a cremation container and temporary urn.  *A permanent decorative urn or casket would have an additional cost.

- Family receiving guests prior to a funeral service all on the same day followed by cremation and/or inurnment.
  (Visitation and funeral, 1 day)  $3595
This would include services of a funeral director, transfer of your loved one, preparations needed to facilitate a public viewing for your loved one, use of our facility (or staff) for the visitation and funeral, obtaining required documentation, writing of an obituary, dealing with clergy and/or cemetery, providing a cremation container and temporary urn.  *A permanent decorative urn or casket would have an additional cost.

- Family receiving guests prior to the cremation.
  (Visitation followed by cremation)  $3595
This would include services of a funeral director, transfer of your loved one, preparations needed to facilitate a public viewing for your loved one, use of our facility (or staff) for the visitation and funeral, obtaining required documentation, writing of an obituary, dealing with clergy and/or cemetery, providing a cremation container and temporary urn.  *A permanent decorative urn or casket would have an additional cost.
                                          
- Memorial Service or Memorial gathering after the cremation has occurred or without the decedent present.
  (Cremation with a Memorial, aka. Memorial Service)  $2290
This would include services of a funeral director, transfer of your loved one, use of our facility (or staff) for the memorial, obtaining required documentation, writing of an obituary, dealing with clergy and/or cemetery, providing a cremation container and temporary urn.  *A permanent decorative urn would have an additional cost.

- Private immediate family time prior to cremation.
  (Family ID, aka. Direct Cremation)  $2090
This would include services of a funeral director, transfer of your loved one, washing and/or dressing your loved one, obtaining required documentation, writing of an obituary, dealing with clergy and/or cemetery, providing a cremation container and temporary urn.  *A permanent decorative urn would have an additional cost.

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Simple cremation without the funeral home involvement in any memorialization.
  (Direct or immediate cremation)  $1795
This would include services of a funeral director, transfer of your loved one, obtaining required documentation, writing of an obituary, dealing cemetery if needed, providing a cremation container and temporary urn.  *A permanent decorative urn would have an additional cost.