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Karen Bauer
B: 1950-11-27
D: 2019-08-13
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Bauer, Karen
Maggie Hendricks
B: 1923-05-21
D: 2019-08-10
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Hendricks, Maggie
Catherine Mangold
B: 1929-02-07
D: 2019-08-02
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Mangold, Catherine
Lucille Wood
B: 1920-02-03
D: 2019-08-02
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Wood, Lucille
Patricia Barry
B: 1942-11-14
D: 2019-07-20
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Barry, Patricia
Donna Bridgman
B: 1953-10-11
D: 2019-07-16
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Bridgman, Donna
Billy Clark
B: 1926-07-06
D: 2019-07-12
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Clark, Billy
James Lucas
B: 1931-10-30
D: 2019-07-07
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Lucas, James
Alexander Ingram
B: 1923-03-08
D: 2019-07-05
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Ingram, Alexander
Vera Farmer
B: 1930-06-15
D: 2019-07-05
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Farmer, Vera
Jeffrey Cookenour
B: 1963-11-01
D: 2019-07-02
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Cookenour, Jeffrey
Beatrice Wamsley
B: 1932-07-07
D: 2019-07-01
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Wamsley, Beatrice
John Brancheau
B: 1947-08-07
D: 2019-07-01
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Brancheau, John
Belinda Colletti
B: 1953-03-31
D: 2019-06-22
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Colletti, Belinda
Pauline Brown
B: 1924-08-10
D: 2019-06-21
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Brown, Pauline
Troy Bridgman
B: 1974-06-17
D: 2019-06-19
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Bridgman, Troy
Ralph Minnick
B: 1952-07-24
D: 2019-06-19
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Minnick, Ralph
Joe Wright
B: 1939-10-11
D: 2019-06-19
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Wright, Joe
Virginia Thacker
B: 1949-11-27
D: 2019-06-17
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Thacker, Virginia
Mateo Villicana
B: 2019-06-14
D: 2019-06-14
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Villicana, Mateo
Lynn Ellyson
B: 1957-01-20
D: 2019-06-13
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Ellyson, Lynn

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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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