Reminders about cremation:
-Cremation will only be performed when all neccessary 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, additional days requiring refrigeration of the body itself while legal paperwork is being obtained, as well as any alternative arrangements requiring additional staffing requirements, such as when witnessing is desired, or a reserved day & time is requested by the family.
-The death certificate must be signed by the primary physician in order to obtain the cremation permit from the medical investigators office. Weekends & holidays typically cause delays in obtaining required paperwork, thus resulting in possible additional refrigeration fees from the funeral home. Per state statute, refrigeration is required after 24 hours after death if the body has not been cremated, buried or embalmed. Our funeral home will work diligently to obtain required documents to help avoid any additional expenses to the family.
-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 please allow for extra time, as paperwork issues can delay the cremation. A benefit of cremation is that a servoice can be held at a day & time that is best for the family, and need not be held quickly. And since the funeral home will most likely need 2-3 work days (minimum), any services should be planned around the cremation schedule itself.
-PLEASE request and read through our "General Price List" showing all of our offerings and their respective fee's. Our company will provide you with a detailed billing statement reflecting all charges.
And finally, all expenses for cremation will need to be paid before the cremation will take place. Thank you for your understanding & cooperation.