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Cremation Services

Cherished Memories Crematorium was established in 2004 to help us better serve our families. Having a local crematorium allows us to provide families with a greater sense of flexibility. We are now able to offer options that were not available before. Families can opt for visitation the evening prior, and the cremated remains will be available by the next day, in time for the service. The other option is to have the body present for the service with cremation to follow, interring the cremated remains at a time/date of their choosing. Owning our own crematorium also means there are no hidden transportation costs involved for having a cremation done elsewhere, and no fees for "rush" cremations. Families have peace of mind knowing that their loved one never leaves our care.

 

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can’t be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case—when you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one’s life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one’s final disposition:

  • Interment means that you’ll bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.

  • Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.

  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.

  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one’s final resting place in a nearby location.