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Timothy Atwood
B: 1956-07-30
D: 2017-11-17
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Atwood, Timothy
Gwendolyn Cassidy
B: 1945-02-10
D: 2017-11-13
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Cassidy, Gwendolyn
Brooklyn Acton
B: 2017-04-12
D: 2017-11-12
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Acton, Brooklyn
Ricky Murray
B: 1955-11-12
D: 2017-11-10
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Murray, Ricky
Norma O'Hair
B: 1927-01-22
D: 2017-11-10
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O'Hair, Norma
Karsten Ferguson
B: 2017-10-06
D: 2017-11-05
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Ferguson, Karsten
John Hall
B: 1930-12-14
D: 2017-11-05
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Hall, John
James Leaver
B: 1944-10-03
D: 2017-11-02
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Leaver, James
Deborah Parmerlee
B: 1957-04-18
D: 2017-10-31
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Parmerlee, Deborah
Paul Thomas
B: 1947-12-06
D: 2017-10-30
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Thomas, Paul
Shane Harnish
B: 1979-07-22
D: 2017-10-24
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Harnish, Shane
Debbie West
B: 1956-06-08
D: 2017-10-23
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West, Debbie
Robert Barrett
B: 1938-02-14
D: 2017-10-18
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Barrett, Robert
Elfie E. "Rusty" Jones
B: 1933-01-22
D: 2017-10-10
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Jones, Elfie E. "Rusty"
Lisa Clark
B: 1957-11-15
D: 2017-10-06
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Clark, Lisa
Carolina Heyartz
B: 1937-08-15
D: 2017-10-06
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Heyartz, Carolina
Margaret Crafton-DeLong
B: 1933-08-11
D: 2017-10-05
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Crafton-DeLong, Margaret
Barbara Robbins
B: 1929-06-16
D: 2017-10-01
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Robbins, Barbara
Melba Squires Nuetzman
B: 1930-07-05
D: 2017-09-27
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Squires Nuetzman, Melba
Barry Johnston
B: 1952-10-19
D: 2017-09-27
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Johnston, Barry
Marvin Mundy
B: 1953-07-14
D: 2017-09-26
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Mundy, Marvin

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The Cremation Process

What is Cremation?

The Cremation Association of North America describes cremation as, "The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments".

the process of cremation

How Does Cremation Work?

Traditional cremation is the process of reducing a body at very high temperatures until it is nothing but brittle, calcified bones. These are then processed into what we commonly call ashes. Returned to the family in a temporary urn (or a more personal urn selected by the family), these ashes can be kept, buried, or scattered. Some families even choose to place a loved one's cremated remains in a hand-crafted piece of cremation art.

Author Michelle Kim, in How Cremation Works, details the cremation process: "In modern crematories, the body is stored in a cool, temperature-controlled room until it's approved for cremation. The body is prepared by removing pacemakers, prostheses and silicone implants. The body is then put into a container or casket made out of flammable materials such as plywood, pine or cardboard."

The container is placed in the retort or cremating chamber. It takes anywhere from two to three hours to reduce an average adult to ash. When the cremated remains are cooled, they are processed to a uniformly-sized pebble-like substance and placed in an urn. The funeral director then returns the cremated remains to the family.

Is it Time to Speak with One of Our Cremation Specialists?

We encourage open dialog about all end-of-life issues, and sincerely hope you reach out to us to dig deeper into the topics related to cremation and burial. Call us today at (317) 831-0200 to ask a question or to set an appointment (either in your home or our office). We look forward to the conversation.

For further information on our offered cremation services, visit our Cremation Services page.
 

Sources:

What is Cremation, Cremation Association of North America

Wikipedia,"Cremation", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cremation

 

 

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