When someone you loved passes away, all you want is the best for them. You want them to be treated with dignity and respect and you want to honor their memory in a nice manner. If you have chosen cremation services in Pendleton, IN, there are lots of places you can get those done. There are even funeral homes in the area that say they have on-site crematories. Some of them do, but others have them in their headquarters or in other locations an hour or farther away.
It makes sense to want cremation services for your loved one right here. You have the peace of mind that they, once they are transported from the place of their death to the cremation service facility, they don’t have to be moved again. They aren’t taken from there, to the crematory, cremated, and then sent back. That’s a lot for anyone to go through. And you’ve likely met the local representatives at the funeral home you feel comfortable with them and you know they will handle things with grace.
You’re already dealing with a lot when a loved one passes away. The last thing you want is to feel duped by a funeral home. A cremation provider that claims to have an on-site crematory, but really utilizes one in their headquarters an hour or more away isn’t being completely open with you. That’s not how you want to feel when you are already dealing with grief and a myriad of other emotions.
So, how can you tell what you’re getting when you look into cremation services? A few simple questions can suffice. You can ask the cremation provider for the street address of their crematory. If it’s not the same as the funeral home, they don’t have an on-site crematory. If they mention a headquarters, ask how far away it is. There will be little things in your conversation you can pick up on that will tell you what you need to know.
As the person making the decisions, you not only get to decide between cremation and traditional services, but you also get to decide on the timeline of the cremation. It can take place right away, which is called direct cremation, or later after you hold some services. In addition, it’s up to you where the cremation takes place and if you want that to be local, too, ask some questions to figure out where you can get that.
At Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, our cremation services in Pendleton, IN are all done right here at our funeral home. We are the only funeral home in Madison County with a crematory right here within our central facilities. And we’re transparent about where and how everything takes place. This is your loved one and we want you to get what you need for their final services. Contact us at (765) 649-5255 to ask questions or set up a time to come into 200 W 53rd St Anderson, IN 46013 to visit with our funeral director in person.