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Cremation Services

We are proud to be affiliated with the Cremation With Care Network.   

To learn more, please visit their website: www.Cremation-With-Care.com

For Your Peace of Mind: We Own and Operate Our Own Crematory

Your Loved One Never Leaves Our Care

People choose cremation for a variety of reasons. Cremation can offer you both traditional and creative options in your final services. You may feel that cremation is more “natural” or that it is a less expensive alternative. However, the latter is not always true. Your decision may be based on religious, spiritual, or cultural beliefs or it may be made for economic reasons. The comfort provided by long standing traditions of viewings and funeral service are still available with cremation.

Family and friends continue to have the need and desire to gather to remember and commemorate the life of your loved one.  We would be pleased to explain all of your options.

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What is cremation? Cremation is a process that involves extreme heat to return the body to its basic elements. It is an alternative to earth burial but is not a substitute for the funeral ceremony or memorial service. The body must be enclosed in some type of container when delivered to the crematory, typically a casket or cremation container.

The choice of cremation container depends on your choice of funeral or memorial service, final disposition and memorialization. Your decisions should reflect your family's preferences, traditions and religious beliefs.

Following the cremation process, the cremated remains are placed in a second container for final disposition. An urn is often provided or suggested.

Whatever your reasons for choosing cremation, it is wise to explore the many options available to you.

CREMATION STANDARDS OF CARE

The basic needs of families and the basic services provided by Ronan Funeral Home are the same, whether burial or cremation is involved.  A Private Time To Say Good-bye should be the same for cremation families as it is for those choosing burial.   Our standards of care include that:

  • The basic services of the funeral director and staff should be extended to all families we are privileged to serve.
  • We take all possible steps to insure the proper identification of the individual being cremated-either an immediate or extended family member or friend can insure proper identification.
  • Stringent identification follows the individual being cremated through basic care and cremation services.
  • The integrity and respect of human dignity for both the deceased and the person making the identification is a vital part of our service; that the identification take place:

  1. after the person being cremated is bathed, hair washed and combed, clothed and made presentable, and
  2. with the person to be cremated placed in the cremation container chosen by the family, maintaining the respect and dignity of the deceased, the safe handling by our staff, and to aid in the transportation to and placement into the cremation chamber.

  • That identification and a private time to say good-bye occur in the same setting used for families choosing burial.
  • We allow ample time for their private time to say good-bye.

Our Basic Cremation Service includes:

  • Basic Care-bathing, hygienic care, and dressing
  • Appropriate ceremonies to recognize and celebrate the life lived
  • An appropriate cremation container for identification, private time, and cremation
  • Identification in a remembrance room
  • A basic urn to protect the integrity of the cremated remains
  • Direction on the final disposition of the cremated remains.

Our standards may result in a fee for services greater than those charged by our colleagues. While we cannot speak to the standards and procedures of other firms, we can speak with confidence about the care, respect and dignity provided to all families we are privileged to serve.

There are many factors that influence the choice of a funeral home, such as reputation, integrity, service, price and standards of care.  If price is your only consideration, we may not be your best choice. If you take everything into consideration, you will find us to be an excellent selection and an excellent value.  Our services, standards and ceremonies are truly exceptional.

Traditional  Service:

More traditionally, a service before the cremation, which can include a visitation/viewing, casket, flowers, and minister or celebrant helps families to accept the reality that their loved one has died.

Memorial Service: A service that follows the cremation is generally known as a memorial service. The deceased is not available for viewing and types of memorial services vary widely.

Direct Cremation:

Another  option is “direct” cremation. This, however, emphasizes no viewing, no visitation, no service, no casket, or no burial, and often times...no closure. Researchers have found that people who do not go through a funeral or memorial service or do not have a physical place to deposit flowers or other memorabilia, found it harder to find closure to their loved one’s death. For this reason, experts advise people to have a traditional service either before or after the actual cremation. This provides family and friends a chance to say goodbye. It also provides a time for sharing and for people to support one another.

Cremation services

Complete Cremation Service

  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative expenses;
  • Arrangements Conference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the funeral service
  • Securing, Preparing, and Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents
  • Clerical and Record Keeping
  • Embalming;
  • Other Preparation of the Body
  • Viewing & Visitation
  • Funeral Ceremony at Funeral Home or other location
  • Transfer of Remains to funeral home from place of death
  • Hearse to Crematory

Standard Cremation with a Memorial Service

  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative expenses
  • Arrangements Conference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the funeral service
  • Securing, Preparing, and Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents
  • Clerical and Record Keeping
  • Embalming
  • Other Preparation of the Body
  • Transfer of Remains to funeral home from place of death
  • Hearse to Crematory
  • Memorial Service at Funeral Home

Cremation with a Memorial Service and 1 Hour of Visitation

  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative expenses
  • Arrangements Conference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the funeral service
  • Securing, Preparing, and Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents
  • Clerical and Record Keeping
  • Other Preparation of the Body
  • Transfer of Remains from place of death to funeral home
  • Hearse to Crematory
  • Memorial Service at Funeral Home
  • One hour visitation at Funeral Home

Cremation with Graveside Service

  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative expenses
  • ArrangementsConference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the cremation service
  • Securing, Preparing, and Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents
  • Clerical and Record Keeping
  • Other Preparation of the Body
  • Transfer of Remains from place of death to funeral home
  • Hearse to Crematory
  • Graveside Service

Direct Cremation Service

  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative expenses
  • Arrangements
  • Conference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the cremation service
  • Securing, Preparing, and Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents
  • Clerical and Record Keeping
  • Other Preparation of the Body
  • Transfer of Remains from place of death to funeral home
  • Hearse to Crematory
  • Private time for immediate family to say goodbye

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