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Planning Your Cremation October 3, 2016


Many people are under the mistaken belief that because they let family members know they wish to be cremated, it eliminates any need for pre-planning. They may feel that because they don’t want an elaborate funeral, planning for a cremation is unnecessary. That is a mistake you should avoid.

Planning your cremation can be a wonderful gift for your loved ones during a difficult time. It will give you peace of mind and give you assurance your wishes will be carried out.

Growth in the Acceptance of Cremation

In 1960, just 4% of Americans were cremated. Today, that number has surpassed 50% and continues to grow. Its growth in popularity has been fueled by religious acceptance of the process and lower costs when compared to a traditional burial. It also is perceived as a more “green” and environmentally friendly process when compared to embalming and burial. It is part of our mission at The Cremation Society of Cincinnati to help people better understand the process and make better choices when planning for it.

What’s Involved in Planning a Cremation?

There may be fewer decisions to be made with a cremation than with a traditional funeral, but there are still choices to be made. At the Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati we have made the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

Our knowledgeable staff understands Medicaid guidelines and will help determine your eligibility for assistance and in placing your Medicaid spend down in an irrevocable trust. They will discuss your options in urns, visiting hours and what should happen to cremains. They will even come to your home to assist in final arrangements.

Download Our Free Booklet

The Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati is making available a free downloadable booklet called “Cremations: A Caring Choice for Final Arrangements”. This booklet explains the process and the importance of planning for it. Chapters include:

  • Planning Your Cremation
  • The Cremation Process
  • Keepsakes

This booklet will help you better understand cremation and what can be expected. It can help in your efforts to properly plan for it.

The Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati

The Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati has been in existence since 1994. Since then, we have served clients from throughout Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and the entire United States with our own crematory. We are dedicated to providing service that meets the needs of our clients. We are honored to assist families through the planning and cremation process.

Should you have any questions about the cremation process, we encourage you to download our booklet. Of course, if you still have questions, feel free to contact us.