The cremation process uses intense heat to reduce human remains to their original elements. The body is delivered to the crematory in a casket or cremation container, then is cremated. The cremated remains are placed in a second container, typically an urn, for final disposition.
Cremation allows you to arrange any type of ceremony which is meaningful to you, with cremation before or after the ceremony.
Many people select a traditional visitation and funeral service, with cremation to follow. Or you can select a cremation followed by a memorial service. This service is a gathering which differs from a funeral only in that the body is not present. The cremated remains may or may not be present in an urn.