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Cremation Services Greenwood, IN

Honoring the Life of a Loved One with Cremation Services in Greenwood, IN

When a loved one passes away, the family is looking for the best way to honor the life of that person. Planning the memorial service and final resting place is an important decision, affecting the way the friends and family can grieve their loss. Here at Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service, we know that each person deserves to be loved and respected, and we are here to help.

Our cremation services are available in Greenwood, IN, and the surrounding areas. We offer a convenient pickup service in a 45-mile radius around Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY. If you live in these areas, then we encourage you to contact our team to learn more about the services that we offer.

By simplifying the process, we will lighten your burden and give you time to grieve with your family instead of worrying about the details.

Full-Service Cremation in Greenwood, IN

At Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service, we offer a wide range of services so that you can pick the option to fit the needs of your family best. Here is an overview of the options that are offered:

  • Scattering: Instead of choosing a final resting place for the urn, some families scatter the remains to return their family member to the earth. The remains can be scattered over water, in a cemetery, or in a memorial garden. Some people have a specific location that is meaningful to their family where they want to scatter the ashes. You can choose to scatter all of them or keep a small portion that can be stored in an urn.
  • Graveside Service: Just because you are choosing cremation, doesn't mean that you can't have a graveside service or memorial. Some people prefer cremation to save money; then a graveside service is held before the ashes are buried in the ground. This service can include prayers and other tributes to remember the life of the person who passed away.
  • Interment: Usually, an interment is only used if the remains will be buried or entombed. Locations might include a cremation niche, urn garden, family plot, or memorial site.
  • Multiple Urns: The ashes don't need to be kept in a single urn. If you have family members who live far away, consider the benefits of multiple urns. Everyone can choose a resting place near their home so that they can feel close to the loved one.

Are you interested in more information about these services? Then you need to talk to our team at Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service. We are here to answer your questions and help you decide if cremation is the right choice for your family.

FAQs about Cremation

If you are trying to decide between cremation and a traditional burial, then you might consider the benefits of learning more about cremation. Here are a few frequently asked questions about these services:

  • Do I need to pay for a casket? Most states only require a basic container constructed of wood or cardboard. So, you don't need to spend the money on an expensive casket.
  • Is embalming necessary? No, you don't need to have the body embalmed before the cremation. If the family desires, immediate family members can view the body without embalming.
  • Is cremation expensive? In most situations, cremation is cheaper than paying for a traditional funeral. You have the flexibility to choose the final resting place instead of paying for a burial plot.
  • Does my local funeral home have a crematorium: Most funeral homes don't have crematoriums. Instead, they subcontract the service to a third-party provider, such as Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service.
  • Can two people be cremated at the same time? It is illegal to cremate more than one person at a time. So, simultaneous cremations are not offered.
  • What will the ashes look like after the cremation? The remains will look like coarse sand, with a light gray or white color. For an average adult, the final remains are usually between four to six pounds.
  • Will I receive the remains after the cremation is done? Yes, you will receive all of the remains after we are done. The exception is the microscopic particles that cannot be removed from the processing machine and chamber.
  • What kind of urn do I need? You can choose a temporary urn until you decide on a permanent solution. Or, you can provide the permanent urn for placement when the cremation is done.

Here at Woodlawn Cremations & Funeral Service, we are experts in the industry. We have answered some of the most common questions above, but you are welcome to contact us if you have additional questions. We are always here to help with anything that you need!

Whether you live in Greenwood, IN or any of the surrounding areas, then we invite you to contact us to learn more about the cremation services that are offered. Woodlawn Cremations & Funerals has a convenient location: 3106 Middle Rd Jeffersonville, IN 47130. You can call anytime: (812) 725-1298