While traditional burial is still the most popular type of funeral in America, cremation is becoming more and more popular. More people are choosing cremation because it is simple, affordable, and environmentally friendly.
What Is Cremation?
Cremation is simply a heat-based process of changing a deceased person to ash and particulate matter. The temperature in the brick-lined retort is raised to between 1,500 and 2,000 degrees, usually via natural gas. Ashes are either scattered, buried, or retained in vessels called urns.
Cremation is simple. It’s clean. The process takes no more than four hours, and since it requires no embalming or other processes, it’s considered environmentally friendly.
Before choosing cremation, you may want to take a tour of our cremation facility, so you can see how simple the process is and learn more about your options. We would be happy to arrange this for you at any time.
Your Loved One Never Leaves Our Care
When your loved one arrives at Leavitt’s, they will immediately be given a metal ID tag and tracking number. This system includes arrival date, time and our technician’s name, and it allows us to keep track of them at every stage of the process. Personal items are logged in at this stage for return to the family.
Every person is unique. That’s why creativity is key in all of our cremation arrangements. We can help you create healing memories with flowers, special music pieces such as a bugler or bagpiper, or even dove, balloon, or butterfly releases. All funeral messaging can be created with custom printing options.
Design a farewell that is as dignified and respectful as a traditional service. There are as many ways as there are wishes at Leavitt’s.
For Those Who Choose Scattering
Scattering of ashes is a significant ceremony that is rich in meaning for both the deceased and the living. Ashes can be simply poured and scattered on land or sea, if permitted by local laws. This process is important to discuss in advance with both those who will be scattering the ashes, as well as your funeral director. We want to make sure that along with a sense of closure, you also receive a permanent memorial for family and friends, if that’s important to you.
You can preplan your own cremation, just like you would a traditional funeral, and by preplanning with Leavitt’s Mortuary you can eliminate the need for your grieving family to have to guess at your wishes or to hunt for a crematorium they can trust. Both you and your loved ones will rest assured knowing you are in good hands when the time comes to say goodbye.
Cremation costs also continue to rise as it becomes a more popular choice, so you can save by planning yours now and locking in today’s price. This way, you are in control.