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In Ohio, at least 24 hours must elapse between the time of death and the time of the cremation, a Cremation Authorization form, the form legally authorizing the cremation must be obtained and a death certificate must be signed by the attending physician or Coroner.
Yes, family members may briefly view the body prior to the cremation. The deceased is first washed, then it is prepared for viewing.
No, a casket is not required for cremation. All that is usually required by most states is an alternative container constructed of cardboard or wood, that is then cremated with the body. In some states, no container is required.
While some families select cremation for economy, many choose this option for other reasons. The simplicity of cremation, environmental "green" concerns, and the flexibility of cremation when planning a memorial. Cremation has increased in popularity as a means of final dispostion.
Never. Not only is it illegal to do so, most cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult. Therefore it would be a nearly impossibile to conduct multiple cremations simultaneously.
Cremated remains look like coarse sand-like particles and range in color from light to dark grey in color. The cremated remains of an average size adult generally weigh between four to six pounds.
An urn is not required by law. However, you may wish to purchase an urn if there is to be a memorial service or the remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not purchased through us, or provided by the family, we will return the cremated remains in a temporary container.
With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot, i.e., earth burial, retained by a family member, usually in an urn, inurned in a columbarium, kept at home, scattered on private property, or at a place that was significant to the deceased. Our staff will be happy to discuss these options with you and make any arrangements.
We suggest you speak with a member of your clergy should you have concerns. Some religions do not recommend the practice, some prefer cremation.