Cremation

Cremation

Whether you are making arrangements for a deceased loved one or pre-arranging for your future, cremation is an affordable and practical alternative to traditional burial services. According to the Cremation Association of North America, more than 50% of all deaths in the U.S. are now handled through cremation. We offer a range of affordable cremation services through our funeral home in Oklahoma City, OK.  Our caring staff members are here to guide you through every step of the process.

Contact Absolute Economical Funeral Home at (405) 787-9300 to schedule a cremation consultation.

 

 

Advantages of Cremation Services

Between 2001 and 2016, the number of cremations in the U.S. nearly doubled. That is because cremation is superior to burial in many ways. Some of the biggest advantages to cremation include:

  • Affordability – Direct cremation costs about half as much as graveside services and about one-third as much as complete funeral services.
  • Environmental benefits – Rather than taking up a large plot of land with a casket, ashes can be stored in a small urn.
  • Spreading opportunities – Many people like the idea of connecting with nature after they pass away. Spreading ashes in a special location provides that opportunity. See our FAQ page about ideas and regulations in finding a scattering site.
  • Timing flexibility – You can wait as long as you need to after cremation to hold a funeral service. You are not constrained to the week after the person passes away, so you can have the memorial on a sentimental date.
  • Location flexibility – If you want to have the memorial in a different city or state, you can take the ashes with you. Just make sure to inform the funeral home about your plans so they can get you a transport certificate for the ashes.
  • Divisibility – You can divide the ashes between multiple containers so everyone has a piece of the person to carry with them.

If you would like to compare plans for final disposition, contact our Oklahoma City funeral home at (405) 787-9300 so we can go over your options.

Honor Your Loved One with a Memorial after Cremation

Some people choose burial because they want the full funeral experience, but you can achieve the same effects with cremation. You can have a memorial with a video slideshow of photos. You can gather with friends and family members to share memories of your loved one. Or, you can even have the ashes buried in a service called interment cremation. The possibilities are endless, and we can help you plan the best way to honor the deceased’s life. Call Absolute Economical Funeral Home in OKC.

How to Choose the Perfect Urn or Scattering Site

When selecting a final resting place for your loved one, you must first consider how the ashes will be stored. Will you separate them between multiple people or keep them in one location? Do you plan to spread most of the ashes, and if so, do you want keepsake jewelry to hold the ones you want to keep?

Once you know how the ashes will be stored, you can select an urn that fits your personal style or the loved one’s passions. For instance, if the deceased enjoyed the ocean, you may get an urn with a lighthouse on it. If you plan to spread the ashes instead, select a site that has a special meaning to your loved one. As long as you keep that person in mind during the decision making process, you will choose a perfect cremation plan.

To Learn More about our services, Contact Absolute Economical Funeral Home at (405) 787-9300