What's Included with a Traditional Visitation with Cremation to Follow?
A Traditional Visitation includes calling hours with the decedent being embalmed and the use of a rental casket.
After the calling hours the decedent can be:
- Transported by hearse to a church for a funeral service; or
- The funeral service can take place at our funeral home; or
- The calling hours can end without a funeral service
Following the calling hours and the funeral service your loved one would be cremated. The cremated remains can be placed into an alternative container provided by the crematory or a cremation urn that has been purchased.
Our Traditional Visitation with Cremation to Follow includes:
- Local transfer of remains from place of death to our funeral home
- Services of our funeral director(s) and staff
- Obtaining necessary authorizations
- Rental casket
- Visitation held at our funeral home with the body present
- Local transportation of remains to the crematory
- An alternative container for cremation
- Return of the cremated remains to our funeral home
- Release of cremated remains to the next-of-kin or informant
Our Traditional Visitation option is designed for those who wish to retain funeral traditions, including the presence of the casketed body, while keeping the many advantages of a cremation arrangement. This can be a good choice for those who are having a difficult time deciding between cremation and a traditional burial, as it combines the largest benefits of each. Here, the cremation occurs after the funeral, which has been lovingly, and thoughtfully, planned by your family in cooperation with a member of our funeral home's professional staff.