When considering cremation, today's families are concerned with many complex issues: how cremation affects the environment (especially when compared to traditional burial), personal finances and faith being amongst the top three. If you, or a family member, are curious about cremation or wondering if cremation is the right option for your situation, we invite you to read the articles in this section. And of course, if you have concerns or additional questions, we ask that you connect with us by calling (740) 264-4767. We will be pleased to take part in your cremation conversation.
After choosing cremation, it is important to browse through your cremation options. On this page, we explore the types of cremation available to you. If you are still unsure about cremation, please contact us. Cremation is a popular option for many area families for a wide variety of reasons. You can have a traditional funeral before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium. When choosing a cremation service, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.
Part of making funeral arrangements on behalf of a loved one involves choosing between burial of the body, or cremation. Certainly this is a big decision, based on any number of factors: religious or spiritual beliefs, finances, or ecological awareness are just some of the reasons we've heard for choosing cremation. Before you can make the choice, you need to know exactly what it is you're considering. You can learn the basics below, however, if the content here raises additional questions for you, please give us a call. One of our cremation specialists will address any of your inquiries or concerns.
The Cremation Association of North America describes cremation as, "The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments". On our page, The Cremation Process, we offer a deeper look at the most common cremation process which uses extreme heat.
As we said earlier, people choose cremation over burial of casketed remains for any combination of reasons. Sometimes it's the simple fear of burial itself, which may stem directly from the Victorian phobia of being buried alive.
Cremation is becoming an increasingly common choice among families in Steubenville-Wintersville, Ohio. We understand that this is not an easy topic to think about and discuss with your family.
The reasons for choosing cremation in Steubenville & Wintersville, OH are varied and personal. You may choose cremation based on environmental considerations, philosophical or religious reasons, or even because you feel it is simpler or less complicated.
You may also choose cremation because it can be less expensive than traditional burial, although local cremations vary widely in price and cost based on your personal selections.
Regardless of the reason, cremation is only half of the story. Your plans for a viewing, visitation, funeral, or memorial service don’t have to change if you choose cremation.
Just as with traditional burial, a local funeral director or preneed specialist can help you to plan your services, whether they happen before or after cremation. There are a variety of options available, some of these include:
Planning and setting aside funds for your funeral arrangements can provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your final expenses are covered, and that you will be memorialized in a way that is meaningful to you and your family. Simply Speaking: Cremation is designed to help you better understand cremation in Steubenville and Wintersville, Ohio, your options for a memorial, and the resources available to help you figure it all out.
Once the decision for cremation has been made, all that's required is authorization. This is provided by the person who is the legally identified or appointed next-of-kin. Once all authorization documents are signed, and service charges are paid; the body can be transported from the place of death to the crematory and the cremation process can take place. However, there are some additional things you may wish to consider, such as:
We are caring cremation experts who promise each family we serve the highest level of:
We offer three cremation options; each can be modified to meet your needs:
Cremation has been a part of the human death experience for a very long time. If you would like to understand more about the cremation process we invite you to read this section. We'll also take a look at cremation costs that will help you with your decision.
Traditional cremation is the process of reducing a body at very high temperatures until it is nothing but brittle, calcified bones. These are then processed into what we commonly call ashes. Returned to the family in a temporary urn (or a more personal urn selected by the family), these ashes can be kept, buried, or scattered. Some families even choose to place a loved one's cremated remains in a hand-crafted piece of cremation art.
The container housing the remains, which can be a casket or an alternative container, is placed in the retort or cremating chamber. It takes anywhere from two to three hours to reduce an average adult to skeletal remains. When the cremated remains are cooled, they are processed to a uniformly-sized pebble-like substance and placed in an urn or temporary container. The funeral director then returns the cremated remains to the family.
There really are no standardized cremation costs in the Steubenville & Wintersville area. Basically, the individual charges which make up the final cost of cremation include the administrative services of a funeral professional, transportation of the deceased to the crematory, the alternative or cremation casket selected, and the fees charged by the crematory for the cremation process. There are additional costs, if you decide to hold a funeral or memorial service.
Ranging from the very simple to the more all-inclusive, our cremation prices and packages were designed with today's families in mind. Value-driven, each offers a unique set of cremation-related services at a very affordable cost. We have various packages with different cremation pricing that represent the most popular choices.
Cremations costs in Steubenville and Wintersville range from prices as low as $2500 to $10,000 depending on what services and merchandise you select.
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