ROSE LAWN FUNERAL HOME CREMATION OPTIONS
Arrangements for cremation are requested frequently, and for various reasons. Some families request cremation because of convenience or practicality, while others appreciate simplicity. Cremation can be less expensive when there are-no services, viewings or merchandise involved.
The Catholic church accepts cremation and has initiated guidelines pertaining to the body. They believe that the body itself should always be shown respect and recommend that it be present during the recitation of the Holy Rosary, and the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial. They prefer that cremation take place afterwards and that all of the cremated remains (Cremains) be treated as would the body itself, by burial or placed in a niche, etc. Please consider the following when thinking about cremation; Cremation is not "final disposition". Final disposition takes place when the Cremains are interred, etc.
It is also important to read the "cremation process" information from our funeral home describing the step by step process involved during the cremation of the human body, so that you'll understand everything thatís involved and make informed decisions. A detailed "Cremation Authorization Form" will need to be completed by the legal next of kin or legal representative. Please keep in mind that the funeral home staff will carefully review the documents for correctness, and must conform to that document.
Also, our funeral home policies will need to be adhered to, as we will not perform the cremation unless everything is in order. It's important to communicate with your funeral service professional regarding any special circumstances or details to avoid delays or problems. It is our responsibility to answer your questions, assist you in complying with the terms of the cremation authorization, and arrange for the securing of all required documents. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have, as cremation is irreversible.
REMINDERS ABOUT CREMATION:
Cremation will only be performed when all necessary paperwork is secured, and a day & time has been scheduled for the cremation to take place. An extra fee may be charged for after hours & weekend cremations, as well as any alternative arrangements requiring additional staffing requirements.
The death certificate must be signed by the primary physician in order to obtain the cremation permit from the medical investigators office. Weekend paperwork is almost always delayed; two to three business days are usually needed.
Cremation fees are based on the service (s) or merchandise being provided. Fee's can vary depending on what is ultimately decided on by the next of kin, and can cost as-much as a traditional funeral. Any arrangements through our funeral home will be based on the decisions made by the family regarding; viewings, public or private services, merchandise and of course, the financial budget of the family.
There are more legal documents to abide by when arranging for cremation, please be patient with the funeral professional assisting you, and ask any important questions. We are here to serve you and are concerned with your peace of mind. All instructions need to be in writing, verbal wishes are not recognized by our funeral home, and are not legal.
Should you wish to arrange for any memorial services on your own, without the involvement of the funeral home, allow for extra time. The funeral home will most likely need 2-3 work days to complete all legal documents BEFORE the cremation can take place.
PLEASE request and read through our "General Price List" showing all of our offerings and their respective fee's. Any honest funeral home will review with you their current General Price List, and detail their charges on your final bill.