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Options After Cremation

posted Nov 30, 2010, 9:33 PM by Guido Santella   [ updated Aug 26, 2019, 1:21 PM by Guido Santella ]

Cremated remains may be placed in a small space in the ground in an urn garden at a cemetery or in a niche in a mausoleum, which can be inside a building or in an outdoor structure.  They may also be buried in a traditional cemetery lot.

All these option permit the identification of a loved one with a permanent marker.

Choosing Cremation Containers

Cremation options include a choice of container to hold the body, which may be a traditional casket, a specially constructed cremation casket usually of simpler design, or an alternative container. There are a wide variety of styles and designs available at varied prices.

Following cremation, another choice must be made about disposition and memorialization of the cremated remains.  There mare many types of urns and containers that may be selected by the family, including some that may represent an aspect in the life of the deceased person, such as a favorite hobby or past-time.  Funeral homes maintain a stock of such items.

Containers with ashes may be buried in family plots or urn gardens.  They may be placed in a niche mausoleum or kept at home.  Or, they may be scattered at a selected site of special significance, where permitted.  The choice of disposition may influence your choice of container.