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Planning for Cremation

Published: May 22, 2020

1. Choose a cremation provider.

2. Decide on a “closing” ceremony.

3. Choose a final resting place.

Start with the end. Where will your cremated remains “rest?” On average, a cremated human body will be reduced to about five pounds of coarse “ash”.  There are three general choices for resting places and a variety of options within each choice.

· Ashes can be kept by a family member.

· Buried or permanently kept in a columbarium niche.

· Scattered.

Very few people really “don’t have anybody”. Friends are the family we choose, and then there is the family. Most of us are deeply connected to at least one other human being. These are the people who will need some time to process their loss of you. 

· A funeral service (with or without a religious service) can be held before the cremation takes place.

· A memorial service occurs after the cremation takes place. It may or may not include a religious service.

· Either a funeral or a memorial service can be formal, informal, or very informal.  Either can be held pretty much anywhere.

Funeral homes either provide cremation at the funeral home or coordinate transportation from the place of death to the cremation facility. They can also help you choose a final resting option and coordinate the closing ceremony. Most funeral homes have a person on staff who will answer all your questions and help determine which options work best for you and the people who are important to you. Amazingly enough, this is a free service. A cremation society or direct cremation provider will take care of the cremation.

You can:

· Take advantage of your local funeral home’s planning service (no charge).

· Sign up for a cremation society and leave everything else to those who love you.

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Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory has served families in Kent, Ohio, and all of Portage County since 1913. The company transitioned ownership in 2018 when Rick Bissler retired and arranged to merge his family’s funeral home with the Billow family’s funeral homes, who carry on the tradition of high quality funeral, burial, memorial and cremation services. Their privately owned and operated crematory ensures that loved ones never leave their professional care. Visit bisslerandsons.com to learn more.
 
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