Questions asked frequently about cremation

Experienced a recent loss?

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Our process is simple and our qualified funeral directions can assist you with the arrangement process.

Are Cremation Services popular?

Cremation services accounted for 41% of all death services in 2011. That percentage is expected to rise above 55% by 2025.

Do all religions approve of cremation?

Most religions practiced in the United States permit cremation, but it is best to consult your religious advisor if you have any questions.

Is cremation environmentally friendly?

Yes. Choosing cremation shows you are committed to a clean, natural environment that preserves the planet’s ever-shrinking wilderness and resources.

Is embalming required?

No. Embalming is not necessary when a body is going to be cremated. The deceased is placed in a refrigerated care center prior to cremation.

What happens if you are an Organ Donor?

Most organ donations take place at the medical facility in which the death occurs and the hospital arranges for the donation before your loved one is transferred into our care.

Can social security benefits be used if you choose cremation?

Social security may award death benefits to survivors of deceased workers who were covered and fit certain guidelines. Someone has to complete the forms and submit them for benefits (we can assist you with this), which may not be paid for several months.

How can you be sure that your pre-arranged funds will be safe?

Your money is placed into a state required trust fund, and held and invested according to state law for future need. Trust fund reports are filed with each state where we do business.

What happens at the time of death?

Whether cremation is pre-planned or you’re planning at the time of death, one call to Just Cremation is all you need.

Can the family view the body?

Yes, for an additional cost, the immediate family members can view the deceased prior to cremation in our viewing room.

How does the cremation process work?

Cremation is the process of reducing the human body to cremated remains using high heat and flame. The deceased is placed in a cremation chamber in a combustible container. All organic matter is consumed by heat and evaporation within approximately 4 hours. After the cremated remains are removed from the cremation chamber, any remaining large fragments are removed and processed further to reduce into remains.

Can the cremated remains be separated for family members?

Yes, as long as there are separate cremation urns or containers to put the remains in.