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As you carry out the final will of your deceased loved one, you'll encounter many terms. Even if you've heard these in conversation before, you may not completely understand their meanings. Knowing the definitions of these important terms will help simplify arrangements during this difficult time.

  • Cremation - The process of using heat and pressure to reduce all of a human body into ashes as an alternative to burial. This may also involve the use of flames or another heating process.
  • Calcination - Type of cremation that involves the use of extreme heat rather than flames to prepare a body, this is an alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis - Type of cremation that uses chemicals in extremely hot water to prepare the body, also another alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Urn - A container that holds the ashes of the deceased following a cremation. Urns may be made from metal, ceramics, wood or stone.
  • Viewing - Time period during which the deceased is laid out for friends and family to come and pay their respects. Often, the deceased is dressed in their jewelry and nice clothing and made up to look as if they are peacefully resting.
  • Memorial Service - A religious or secular gathering that celebrates the life of the deceased and allows friends and family to say goodbye, it is also called a funeral
  • Casket - A box made of metal or wood that holds the body during a viewing or memorial service. With a cremation, the casket is usually disposed of after the final arrangements since no burial takes place.
  • Cemetery - An area where bodies are interred and typically memorialized with markers, such as gravestones. A cemetery may have a building or area that houses urns.
  • Obituary - A newspaper or online announcement about a death that typically provides information about the funeral arrangements
    Cremation Association of North America
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Our association is composed of cremationists, funeral directors, funeral home operators and industry suppliers. Offering resources and information for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.
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    White Funeral Home & Crematory
    196 Sale Barn Rd, Cassville, MO 65625
    White Funeral Home offers several options from Traditional Funeral Services to Cremation plans. We are the only funeral home within a sixty mile radius to own and operate our very own crematory.
    (417) 847-8400
    Dove Cremation & Funeral Service
    4020 Sw 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66606
    Dove will provide the services you expect from a funeral home, including cremation, traditional burial, chapel/church/graveside services, urns, caskets, markers and monuments, and memorial videos. In addition, Dove is the first funeral home in Topeka offering Green cremation and burial options.
    (785) 272-8844
    Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home
    15 W Wall St, Fort Scott, KS 66701
    Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home has been serving Fort Scott, Kansas since 1885. We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to making this difficult time for our clients and their family.
    (620) 223-1212
    Cheney Witt Chapel
    201 S Main St, Fort Scott, KS 66701
    (620) 223-1186
    Bedene Funeral Home
    517 E Washington St, Arma, KS 66712
    (620) 347-4200
    Coffel Schneider Funeral Home
    319 Chestnut St, Mound City, KS 66056
    (913) 795-2215
    Ferry Funeral Home
    301 S Washington St, Nevada, MO 64772
    (417) 667-3322
    Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory
    816 Main St, Pleasanton, KS 66075
    (913) 352-6101
    Feuerborn Family Funeral Service
    344 N Cedar St, Moran, KS 66755
    (620) 237-4561
    Carson-Wall Funeral Services
    518 W Saint John St, Girard, KS 66743
    (620) 724-4145
    Friskel Funeral Home
    230 E Mckay St, Frontenac, KS 66763
    (620) 231-7360
    Wivel Mortuary Service
    304 N Santa Fe St, Frontenac, KS 66763
    (620) 231-3969
    Feuerborn Family Funeral Service
    204 Le 4th St, Kincaid, KS 66039
    (620) 852-3590
    Carson-Wall Funeral Home
    403 N Main St, Erie, KS 66733
    (620) 449-2281
    Carson-Wall Funeral Services
    113 S Main St, Erie, KS 66733
    (620) 244-3411

    The death of a loved one is never easy, but family members must arrange for the memorial service and burial for the deceased almost directly afterward. Since most people do not have a relationship with a mortuary prior to this situation, they must make difficult decisions in terms of dealing with the body respectfully in the midst of their grief. Many turn to cremation for this purpose, for a number of reasons that we will look at here. Cremations are usually much less expensive than the cost of a wood or metal casket and burial. There is no need to view the body or wonder about jewelry and clothing to bury with the deceased. Unlike funerals, memorial services can be scheduled at a later date to respect the needs of long distance family members who want to arrange to attend. Many also find a memorial service to be much more therapeutic than a funeral, because it celebrates the life of the deceased while allowing for grief in the death. After cremation, the ashes are released to the family from the crematorium to do as they like. While some decide to scatter the ashes in a pretty spot, others keep them in an urn in their home so they feel like the deceased are always with them. Some choose to bury the ashes in a cemetery in a similar way to the burial of a body. A cemetery can be a place to visit and arrange flowers on the grave for special occasions, which some people find helpful in dealing with their grief. Some people even use cremation for their pets so they can keep the ashes as a memento of their furry friends.
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