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Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case - when you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs.

 

After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:

  • Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
  • Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for internment or another form of disposition.
  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns, mementos or cremation jewelry allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.

 

Who is legally authorized to sign a cremation authorization?

No matter the wishes of your loved one, state laws require their next of kin to sign the cremation authorization in order for the cremation to take place.  Just by stating in their will that they wish to be cremated, does not legally authorize cremation after their death occurs. Likewise, traditional POA papers do not give authorization to sign for cremation.

The next of kin classes are as follows in this order: (the majority of the qualifying class must sign)

  1. Spouse
  2. Adult biological or legally adopted children
  3. Parents
  4. Adult grandchildren
  5. Adult siblings
  6. If none of the above, the next closest biological relative
  7. In the absence of all of the above, by court order

A PREARRANGED Kentucky Funeral Planning Declaration can guarantee your wishes without the authorization of next of kin. For more info CLICK HERE

 

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