Obituaries

Steven Mynatt
B: 2000-12-15
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Mynatt, Steven
Heather Shelley
B: 1974-04-12
D: 2018-06-01
View Details
Shelley, Heather
Rutherford Mitchem
B: 1960-01-19
D: 2018-05-28
View Details
Mitchem, Rutherford
Barbara Wittenmyer
B: 1932-12-29
D: 2018-05-25
View Details
Wittenmyer, Barbara
Betsy Bothwell
B: 1940-09-13
D: 2018-05-20
View Details
Bothwell, Betsy
Gwenolyn Kay Allen
B: 1947-03-27
D: 2018-05-17
View Details
Allen, Gwenolyn Kay
Lura Tucker
B: 1942-07-14
D: 2018-05-14
View Details
Tucker, Lura
Meagan Wright
B: 1984-12-18
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
Wright, Meagan
Chet Uhls
B: 1938-04-17
D: 2018-05-02
View Details
Uhls, Chet
William Bronner
B: 1942-07-26
D: 2018-05-02
View Details
Bronner, William
Florence Taylor
B: 1929-05-18
D: 2018-05-01
View Details
Taylor, Florence
Cheryl Borud
B: 1945-05-26
D: 2018-04-29
View Details
Borud, Cheryl
Amanda Russell
B: 1972-12-27
D: 2018-04-28
View Details
Russell, Amanda
Howard Welker
B: 1938-05-13
D: 2018-04-25
View Details
Welker, Howard
Darlene Goddard
B: 1949-04-30
D: 2018-04-16
View Details
Goddard, Darlene
Suzanne "Sue" Smith
B: 1943-06-13
D: 2018-04-12
View Details
Smith, Suzanne "Sue"
Earl Arnold
B: 1935-06-22
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Arnold, Earl
Richard Morley
B: 1928-03-10
D: 2018-04-07
View Details
Morley, Richard
Wilma Haynes
B: 1920-03-15
D: 2018-04-04
View Details
Haynes, Wilma
Gladys Parker Russell
B: 1943-05-24
D: 2018-04-02
View Details
Parker Russell, Gladys
Lynne Hamrick
B: 1939-05-13
D: 2018-03-31
View Details
Hamrick, Lynne

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
4165 East Allison Rd.
Mooresville, IN 46158
MOORESVILLE, IN 46158
Phone: (317) 831-0200
Fax: (317) 831-0204

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Ash Scattering Services

For families who have chosen cremation for a loved one, the next decision involves what to do with the remains. Some choose to keep the cremated remains in their home, have them placed in a columbarium niche at a local cemetery, or scatter the ashes in a meaningful place.

Ash Scattering

Cremation provides families with more time to arrange where and how to scatter the ashes. While there is no policing agency overseeing scattering, there are some basics you should know:

  • If you plan on scattering ashes on private property, it's smart to receive written permission from the owner.
  • Public parks require that you obtain a scattering permit.
  • There are no regulations regarding ash scattering on uncontrolled public lands; you need to use your own judgment.
  • You should not scatter ashes within 100 yards of public roads or trails.
  • The cremation container must be disposed of separately and in an environmentally-safe manner.
  • Scattering ashes in inland waters is governed by the Clean Water Act so it's important to obtain a permit from the agency that oversees waterways.
  • Ash scattering at sea must be done at a minimum of three nautical miles from the coastline.
  • Any flowers or wreaths used in the ash scattering ceremony held at sea must decompose. No plastic flowers or other non-decomposable items should be left behind.
  • For ash scattering done at sea, the Environmental Protection Agency requires that you notify the regional office in writing within 30 days after the event.

How to Scatter Ashes

Cremated remains bear little resemblance to ashes; they look and behave a lot like small-grained gravel. However, there are some fine-grains mixed in so be sure to check the wind direction before scattering into the air or a body of water.

The technique of trenching is another option. Dig a small trench in the location of your choice, place the remains (or a biodegradable urn containing the ashes) within, and cover with soil.

Raking is another technique used. Pour the remains on the surface of the soil and use a rake to mix the ashes.

You may also wish to check out our selection of scattering urns prior to making plans for your ceremony. Should you need advice on how to design a meaningful ceremony, feel free to call us at (317) 831-0200.
 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.