If you’re thinking of cremation as an option, Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Cremation Center & Cemetery is the most trusted choice for cremation in Marion and Newburgh, Indiana. We go above and beyond when it comes to pricing and making your loved one’s final wishes special. Other crematories and funeral homes may offer generic packages and services, but at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Cremation Center & Cemetery we make sure they’re tailored to the needs of the families that walk through our door.
We understand that shopping for funeral services can be a difficult thing to do. Especially if you’ve just lost a loved one. That’s why our caring staff makes sure you get the best services you need, whether it be information on flower arrangements, grief support or an explanation of what happens with cremation. Cremation is a great choice and a great alternative to a traditional burial. The process of cremating a loved one is simple.
When you choose cremation, your loved one will be brought to the funeral home and/or crematory prior to the cremation process. From there, whether you’ve chosen to have a viewing or direct cremation, your loved one will then be placed in a special cremation chamber that can withstand high heat. The process is generally short but can take up to a few hours depending on the facility you’ve chosen. Once the process is completed, the family or friends of the deceased will receive an urn or box with the ashes of the deceased.
It’s up to family and friends to decide what they are going to with the ashes, and whether they will bury them, divide them among loved ones, or spread them over a special place. Often times family members hold a viewing prior to the cremation to pay their last respects to their loved one. Sometimes a memorial service is held after the cremation, either the same day or even months later. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate the life of a loved one or dear friend. Each family is different and makes different decisions based on their loved ones. Celebrations can be held at any time or not at all.
However, when it comes to cremation services in Marion, IN, many families find that choosing cremations over a traditional burial is more cost effective. Though this may not matter to some families, to others it does. Funeral services can be very costly especially when you look at everything that goes into a funeral. Cremation offers more affordable options when it comes to fulfilling the final arrangements of someone. Direct cremation is the most cost-effective option and still offers families a warm, and beautiful service.
With three generations of experience helping families, Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Cremation Center & Cemetery can help. Contact us today at (765) 664-1652 to speak with one of our planning experts. Or, visit us in person at 1800 St. George Road, Marion, IN 47711. Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Cremation Center & Cemetery is here to help families in Marion and Newburgh, Indiana with cremation.