Direct Cremation

A direct cremation is a simple and cost-effective method of Final Disposition that involves the Cremation of a deceased person's body without any formal Funeral or Memorial Services.

In a direct cremation, there are no Viewing, visitation services, funeral ceremonies, or memorial gatherings held at a Funeral Home. The body is cremated shortly after death, typically without any attendees present.

Direct cremation eliminates many of the components of a traditional funeral, which means that Surviving Families will need to plan a Memorial Service or Celebration of Life at a later time, outside a funeral home or Crematory, where they can commemorate their loved one in a way that is meaningful to them.

Direct cremation is different from purchasing traditional cremation services from a funeral home in several ways:

Cost Savings: Direct cremation is often chosen for its affordability. Because it eliminates the costs associated with traditional funeral services, such as Embalming, Casket purchase, and facility use, it tends to be less expensive.

Simplicity: The process of direct cremation is straightforward. The funeral home or Crematory takes care of the practical aspects of transportation, storage, and the cremation process. There are no elaborate preparations, such as embalming or extensive cosmetology.

Cremation Container: In a direct cremation, a basic cremation container is used instead of a traditional casket. This container is typically a simple, combustible box or container designed for cremation purposes.

Flexible Timing: Direct cremation allows for flexibility in the timing of memorialization. Families can choose to hold a memorial service or celebration of life at a later date, allowing more time for planning and coordination.

Minimal Interaction with Funeral Home: Families may have limited contact with the funeral home compared to a traditional funeral service. Most arrangements can be made over the phone or through electronic means.

Reduced Emotional Stress: Direct cremation can be less emotionally taxing for some families, as it avoids the formalities and pressures associated with a traditional funeral service.

Environmental Considerations: Some individuals choose direct cremation for environmental reasons, as it typically involves fewer resources and less environmental impact compared to traditional Burial.