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Cremation is a process of preparing the body for final disposition that is as old as history itself, and as modern as today. Contrary to popular belief, cremation need not replace the funeral traditions that have become so important to so many families. Cremation memorialization assures that you can preserve the comforting values of funeral traditions as well as provide a fitting tribute to honor a life that was well lived.
Cremation is simply another form of final disposition, just like burial. The means of final disposition is a personal choice, and one that should meet your needs and wishes. Any options you select should meet your wishes, desires, and traditions. We hope that you will take all the time you need to consider the choices and options available to you, ask questions, and depend on us to assist you in any way possible.If you would like further information about the many available options, please feel free to visit Cremation Options by Batesville.
Cremation is a rather simple process. The deceased is taken to our home, which has an on-site crematory, and placed in storage for the period required by law before cremation can occur. The actual process of cremation itself normally takes two to three hours. After cremation, ashes generally weigh several pounds, and comprise a space of approximately 150 to 200 cubic inches.Following cremation, the ashes are placed in a temporary container (unless a permanent one has been selected, e.g. an urn), returned to the family, or transported to another specified location. If you bury or place the cremated remains in a niche or columbarium, a permanent container is frequently used. We can assist the family in scheduling any viewing or memorial ceremonies that are to occur before cremation, or any post-cremation memorial services, or scattering ceremonies. Our experienced staff can address all of your questions regarding cremation, and because we have an on-site crematory and a wide range of service and merchandise options, we can provide for your every need.
Because cremation is simply another form of disposition, you have the same (if not more) options available to you if you choose burial as the final form of disposition; options are available in both service type and merchandise, including:
Traditional Funeral Service - A family who wishes to have a traditional funeral service (in church or chapel) and visitation with the body present may do so, and elect to have cremation follow the traditional funeral service.
Graveside Services - Families may wish to hold traditional graveside services before the cremated remains are buried, entombed, or placed into a niche, mausoleum, or columbarium.
Direct Cremation with Memorial Service - Families who wish to have the body cremated immediately may still select a memorial service to be held at a later date. The cremated remains may be present at the memorial service.
Evening Service - Many families today are discovering that a service held at night with private interment the following day is increasing in popularity. This type of service allows people who may have some difficulty leaving work to attend.
Private Service - A service held for members of the family and invited guests only. This is appropriate for the traditional funeral or memorial service.
Customized Service - Your funeral service professional will assist you in arranging any service that meets your individual wishes and desires.
In addition to the options available to you in regards to services, there are other options following cremation. Cremated remains may be scattered, buried, or even divided to be stored in keepsake urns. The options are virtually limitless; we can help you arrange a service as well as make the choices that will help you celebrate and honor the life of your loved one. Please contact us if you would like more information regarding your options with cremation.