Cremation is simply a step in the preparation of human remains for memorialization. After an appropriate funeral service or memorial observance, the casket is placed in a cremation chamber where, through a process of heat and evaporation, the body is reduced to its original elements - bone fragments, not just ashes.
Elmlawn’s Family Service Counselors will be happy to provide brochures to help answer questions you might have regarding cremation and the disposition of the cremated body. To order brochures Free of Charge or to set up an appointment to discuss cremation, contact us.
Cremation is not the end. Cremation is preparation for memorialization and a proper resting place.
Elmlawn provides complete cremation services.
At Elmlawn, we offer a range of options for those who choose cremation from traditional ground burial or elegant but affordable above-ground burial. We even offer options for a couple to consider when one person chooses cremation and the other does not.
Our crematory is located on the premises so your cremation can be arranged at Elmlawn.
Our “Little Chapel of the Elms” may be used for Memorial Services. Built in 1903, our non-denominational Chapel has an atmosphere of peace and dignity that adds reverence to your service.
You may choose from a wide variety of urns on display in our office.
When you choose cremation, there are several memorialization options for you to consider:
Ground Burial in any of 10 Inurnment Gardens for one or two cremains.
Ground Burial in a Single Full Size Grave for one or two cremains.
Mausoleum Niche for one, two or three cremains.
Mausoleum Single Crypt for one full body and one cremains.
Glass Front Niche for one or two cremains (bronze urn required).
Serenity Lawn Grave for one or two cremains includes upright memorialization or bench.
**Complete Pre-Need, Interest Free Package Plans Are Available**
|Code of Cremation Practice
Cremation Association of America Co.
In the practice of cremation, we believe:
In dignity and respect in the care of Human Remains, in compassion for the living who survive them and in the memorialization of the dead;
That a Cremation Authority should be responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect at all times;
That the greatest care should be taken in the appointment of crematory staff members, any of whom must not by conduct or demeanor bring the crematory or cremation into disrepute;
That cremation should be considered as preparation for memorialization;
That the dead of our human society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivors.