Questions about Urns, Caskets, & Embalming

Q. Do I need an urn?

A. An urn is not required by law. However, an urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or the cremated remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not selected, the cremated remains will be returned in the suitable cardboard container provided by the crematory.

Q. Is a casket needed for cremation?

A. No, a casket is not required for cremation. All that is required by state law is a rigid container which is cremated with the body. This cremation container is consumed during the cremation process and should not be confused with an urn.

Q. Is embalming required prior to cremation?

A. Absolutely not and it is against the law for a funeral home to tell you otherwise.

Q. Can the body be viewed without embalming?

A. Yes, immediate family members may briefly view the deceased prior to cremation in our private viewing room. The deceased is first washed, dressed and prepared for viewing.

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