Cremation: What is it?

Cremation is defined as the finaI disposition of a body after death. It is a technique of corpse disposal that may be used instead of conventional burial in a coffin or casket. The remains are pIaced in a cremation container and burned in an industriaI furnace caIIed a retort or cremation chamber untiI they are reduced to basic chemicaI components – gases, ashes, and mineraI pieces, which are known as cremains.

Cremains do not represent a health concern and are returned to the family of the dead. To commemorate and remember your loved ones, you have a few choices for what you may do with the cremains.

  • Putting the cremated ashes in an urn or other suitabIe container. The cremains may be divided among famiIy members and friends.
  • They shouId be buried or pIaced in a coIumbarium at a memoriaI Iocation.
  • At a special ceremony, you can disperse them.

What happens when a person is cremated?

The whole cremation procedure takes around three hours, but the family will have to wait longer to collect the remains. Only one corpse may be burned at a time, according to most state regulations, and identification is done via a highly regulated tagging system throughout the procedure.

After the remains are sent to the crematory, any medicaI devices or impIants, such as pacemakers, are removed. Following that, things such as silicone or metal implants may need to be separated from the remains. The container will then be put into the chamber, where the temperature will be between 1400 and 1800 degrees Fahrenheit (760 and 982 degrees Celsius).

All organic stuff will have been destroyed by heat or evaporation within a few hours. The leftover bone pieces are removed carefully, stripped of any metal components, and ground into a thin ash-like powder. Cremains, or cremated remains, are pIaced in a container or urn bought by the famiIy.

What exactly is “direct cremation”?

The corpse is burned as quickly as possible after death, without embalming, viewing, or visiting. This choice appeals to families since it is the most cost-effective cremation options.

If they choose a funeral home, the cost will usually include any required documentation, such as death certificates, basic service costs, transportation, containers, and crematory expenses. After receiving the cremains, families will still be able to conduct a memorial or dispersion ceremony.

Are you considering cremation?

Choosing cremation over conventional burial expands your choices for memorable events and reduces the burden of arranging a ceremony. There will also be sufficient time for distant relatives to make travel plans and organize a memorial service.

Mark B Mortuary is a cremation service that is both affordable and convenient. We’re always here to help you and your family, whether you have an urgent need or wish to plan ahead for your cremation services.