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A locally managed business, Markwell prides itself on providing top-quality funeral services to families in need. Serving the Casey area for more than 85 years, Markwell understands that funeral planning is a highly personal matter affected by a variety of factors including personal desires, economic considerations, and even religious beliefs. At Markwell, we strive to educate and inform people about their funeral planning options including both burial and cremation. Our goal is to help all clients feel comfortable making end-of-life decisions for themselves and their loved ones.
The fact is that a number of misconceptions exist regarding cremation as well as what it means for funeral planning. In basic terms, the cremation process involves the consummation of remains by heat or evaporation. Once the process is complete, remains are placed in a container for storage. Because cremated bodies don’t need to be embalmed or interred in caskets, this process also offers a number of financial benefits for clients. Additionally, cremation allows families to transport ashes more readily for burial or scattering out of state.
But how do you know if cremation is the right choice for you? Initially you may not, so we want to be there to help you understand the process and make informed decisions.
From our friends at Batesville Casket Company: “When choosing cremation, it is important not only to capture the memories and celebrate the spirit of your loved one, but also to provide healing through gathering together, paying tribute and celebrating a life well lived.”
Keep in mind that cremation does not limit your ability to spend time with the body of your loved one or hold a meaningful ceremony. You may have a visitation period and a funeral service prior to the cremation. Or your family may spend time privately with the body before cremation, followed by a public ceremony a day or two later with the urn present. You may want to consider keeping your loved one’s body present for the funeral ceremony as it often encourages more expressions of grief and authentic mourning.
Many clients assume that opting for cremation instead of burial requires them to sacrifice the traditional wake and funeral service. On the contrary, Markwell families have the option of scheduling a viewing prior to cremation. Doing this provides mourners with a valuable opportunity to say a final goodbye to loved ones. After the funeral, clients can opt to scatter the departed’s ashes or inter them in a grave or family plot. We also provide an array of tasteful decorative urns to help you memorialize loved ones who have passed on.
When conducting a funeral home search, it’s important to find a provider who can offer everything your family needs to memorialize a lost loved one. At Markwell, we are passionate about helping our clients create the most meaningful funeral services that respect personal and religious beliefs as well as budgetary constraints. For more information about Markwell’s cremation and burial services, call today or contact our funeral experts online.
Please feel free to download our inventory catalog, and call us with any questions or concerns regarding this process at 217-932-2131. We look forward to hearing from you.
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