What is involved with Cremation?

Cremation is a funeral process that has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more people seek alternatives to traditional burial methods. Cremation involves the use of heat to reduce a body to ash and bone fragments. While cremation may seem like a straightforward process, there are several important steps involved in ensuring that the process is handled with care and dignity.

First and foremost, it is essential to choose a reputable and licensed crematory. At Mark B. Shaw Mortuary, we have the necessary certifications and licenses to carry out cremations safely and legally. Our experienced team of professionals takes great care to ensure that each cremation is handled with respect and sensitivity.

Before the cremation can take place, it is important to obtain the necessary legal documents and permits. These may include a death certificate, authorization for cremation, and a permit from the local health department. At Mark B. Shaw Mortuary, we take care of all of these details for you, so you can focus on grieving and honoring your loved one.

Once the paperwork is in order, the cremation process can begin. The body is placed in a specialized cremation chamber, which is heated to temperatures of up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat breaks down the body into ash and bone fragments, which are then carefully collected and processed.

After the cremation, the remains are typically placed in an urn or other container, which can be kept at home, buried, or scattered in a meaningful location. At Mark B. Shaw Mortuary, we offer a range of options for urns and other memorial products, so you can choose the best option for your needs.

It is important to note that cremation is not a substitute for a funeral or memorial service. At Mark B. Shaw Mortuary, we can help you plan a meaningful service to honor your loved one’s life and memory. This may include a traditional funeral service, a celebration of life, or a memorial service.

In conclusion, cremation is a unique and personal choice that can offer a sense of closure and peace during a difficult time. At markbshawmortuary.com, we are committed to providing compassionate and professional cremation services that honor your loved one’s life and memory. Contact us today to learn more about our cremation services and how we can support you during this challenging time.