When cremation is selected, there are a variety of different options which may be chosen. The exact same options may be chosen for a funeral service followed by a cremation then a funeral service followed by ground burial. At Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, we guide families through each and every step of the planning process, making suggestions when appropriate. We are dedicated to help families customize their service to best reflect their own taste and style. Some of the most common cremation options are explained below:
The Traditional Cremation Service:
This option may include a private family or public viewing of the deceased. This viewing is then followed by a service, typically in a church or other place of worship or at the funeral home. Finally, the service would be followed by cremation
The Memorial Service:
The memorial service provides a way to celebrate the life of your loved one without the body present. This option may take place at one of our funeral homes, a church or other place of worship, or possibly another location of your choosing.
Cremation with a Graveside Service:
The Cremation with a Graveside Service can be another selection. This option consists of having the cremated remains transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.
A Direct Cremation:
Refers to a cremation being provided, but excludes any time of remembrance service.
*Please note: If a Direct Cremation is chosen we encourage families to attempt to schedule a time where they can come to the funeral home and spend a few minutes to view their loved one prior to the cremation taking place. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred and helps with the healing process. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.
Options to Memorialize the Cremains:
Traditional Burial – In ground burial in a cemetery.
Outdoor Niches – Secured in an above ground columbarium niche.
Scattering –Scattered within a dedicated, natural environment.
Retaining – Held in an urn and possibly a memorial keepsake.