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Cremation Services Franklin, IN

Frequently Asked Questions about Cremation Services in Franklin, IN

Have you decided that cremation services are the right solution for your loved one? It is hard to say goodbye to someone that you care about, and our team at Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service is here to help.

These services are available in Franklin, IN, and the surrounding areas. We offer pickup services in a 45-mile radius around Indianapolis, IN, and Louisville, KY.

FAQs about Cremation

If you don't know a lot about the cremation process, then it can be helpful to learn more about this process to decide if it is right for your family member. Here are some of the most common questions that we receive:

  • How long is the waiting period before cremation? Before a body can be cremated, it is essential to get authorization from the legal next-of-kin and the medical examiner. In most situations, the waiting period is between 48 to 72 hours.
  • Is cremation expensive? The overall costs vary depending on the services that are chosen for your loved one. But, typically cremation is cheaper than paying for a traditional burial. You don't need to spend money on a casket, burial plot, or funeral home costs.
  • Where should I purchase an urn? You can choose the urns that we have available, or you are welcome to bring an urn if you prefer.
  • What should I do with the ashes? It is a personal decision to choose the final resting place for the ashes. Some people choose to take the remains home to keep them safe in their house. Other options include scattering the ashes, burying them, or spreading them in a memorial garden.
  • Is embalmment necessary before cremation? If you are planning a basic cremation, then there is no need to have the body embalmed. But, some families choose embalmment because they would like to have a viewing for family and friends. Embalming before cremation is not required by law so that you can choose the best solution for your family.
  • How long will the cremator run to finish the process? Usually, it takes around 2 to 2.5 hours, followed by a cool-down period. After the remains are removed, they are processed to create a uniform appearance.
  • Should I plan a memorial service? Just because you are planning a cremation, doesn't mean that you can't have a memorial service. If you would like to celebrate the life of your loved one, then you might consider the options to have a service or memorial.
  • Can ashes be buried in the cemetery? If you would like to have the ashes buried, then you can talk to your cemetery about the best location. Some family members keep a portion of the ashes in an urn, then bury the rest in the ground with a graveside service.
  • Can I plan my cremation in advance? Here at Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service, we offer fast and responsive cremation services on-demand. But, some of our customers prefer to plan their cremation in advance. This planning reduces the stress on family members after a person has passed away. Talk to us about planning ahead if you want to take care of the arrangements while you are still around.
  • Is cremation accepted by my religion? Most religions allow for cremation, with a few exceptions. Unless your religion prohibits cremation, this decision is a personal and traditional choice for the family.

Do you have other questions about cremation? The best thing that you can do is call our office to learn more about the services that are offered.

Tips for Choosing a Crematorium in Franklin, IN

It is common for people to turn to their local funeral home when a loved one has passed away. But, if you don't want a traditional funeral, then it might not be necessary to talk to the funeral home. In fact, many of these places hire third-party services because they don't have an on-site crematory.

Here at Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service, we offer all of the direct services that you need. There is no reason for you to work with a third-party because we can handle the logistics for your family.

Our team understands the importance of timely service and respect for the deceased. We will work hard to provide top-notch service and quality care for you and your loved one. We will gladly discuss the options and help you choose the cremation services that are best for your needs.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of cremation? Then we invite you to contact our team anytime. We are happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process of choosing the services that are right for your family.

For more information about cremation services in Franklin, IN and the surrounding areas, call Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service at (812) 725-1298. For more details about our funeral services, visit Woodlawn Cremations & Funerals: 3106 Middle Rd Jeffersonville, IN 47130.