Cremation Services


There are a variety of options available when choosing cremation services following the loss of a loved one. 

Our staff will provide guidance  on how to memorialize your loved one. We’ll provide you options for consideration such as holding  a gathering, memorial service or funeral ceremony, if it suits your family's wishes. A traditional funeral service is also possible prior to cremation.  

We will assist you with options for cremation final disposition. Final disposition options can include burial of  cremated remains, scattering, placement in a niche within a columbarium, or keeping them in a loved one’s home. 

 Listed below are examples of cremation services available:

Traditional Funeral with Cremation 

  • Transfer from place of death to funeral home 
  • Sanitary care as required by state law (48 hours) 
  • All crematory transportation costs 
  • Filing and retrieving necessary permits and documents 
  • Acquiring  certified death certificates as requested by the family 
  • Assistance with drafting an obituary and submitting to selected newspapers 
  • Placement of obituary on Jellison Funeral Home website (free of charge) 
  • Visitation hours at our facility, the urn may or may not be present 
  • Ceremony at church, our facility, graveside or other location 
  • Burial of urn at selected cemetery or urn returned to family 

Simple Cremation​ 

  • Cremation only services; no memorial/visitation/burial 
  • Transfer from place of death to funeral home 
  • Sanitary care as required by state law (48 hours) 
  • All crematory transportation costs 
  • Filing and retrieving necessary permits and documents 
  • Acquiring certified death certificates as requested by the family 
  • Assistance with drafting an obituary and submitting to selected newspapers 
  • Placement of obituary on Jellison Funeral Home Website (free of charge) 
  • Cremated remains returned to family member or representative

While making final arrangements for a loved one is one of the most difficult times in the lives of a family, our staff members will help ensure a caring cremation process for all involved. 

Should I choose Burial or Cremation?

Burial in a casket is the most common method of disposing of remains in the United States, although entombment also occurs. Cremation is increasingly selected because it can be less expensive and allows for the memorial service to be held at a more convenient time in the future when relatives and friends can come together.

A funeral service followed by cremation need not be any different from a funeral service followed by a burial. Usually, cremated remains are placed in urn before being committed to a final resting place. The urn may be buried, placed in an indoor or outdoor mausoleum or columbarium, or interred in a special urn garden that many cemeteries provide for cremated remains. The remains may also be scattered, according to state law.

What can be done with the cremated remains?

With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot, i.e., earth burial, retained by a family member, usually in an urn, scattered on private property, or at a place that was significant to the deceased. (It would always be advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place-your funeral director can help you with this.)

Today, there are many different types of memorial options from which to choose. Memorialization is a time-honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for remembrance, as well as a record for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision.

What is memorialization for a cremation?

You might choose ground burial of the urn. If so, you may usually choose either a bronze memorial or monument. Cremation niches in columbariums are also available at many cemeteries. They offer the beauty of a mausoleum setting with the benefits of above ground placement of remains. Many cemeteries also offer scattering gardens. This area of a cemetery offers the peacefulness of a serene garden where family and friends can come and reflect.

Can we scatter the cremated remains?

If you wish to have your ashes scattered somewhere, it is important to discuss your wishes to be scattered ahead of time with the person or persons who will actually have to do the cremation ashes scattering ceremony, as they might want to let your funeral professional assist in the scattering ceremony. Funeral directors can also be very helpful in creating a meaningful and personal ash scattering ceremony that they will customize to fit your families specific desires. The services can be as formal or informal as you like. Scattering services can also be public or private. Again, it is advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place-your funeral director can help you with this.

If I am cremated, can I be buried with my spouse even if he or she was in a casket?

Yes — Depending upon the cemetery's policy, you may be able to save a grave space by having the cremains buried on top of the casketed remains of your spouse, or utilize the space provided next to him/her. Many cemeteries allow for multiple cremated remains to be interred in a single grave space.

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