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Cremation Services

More people are choosing cremation, yet cremation has a long tradition and today remains largely unchanged.

Cremation is a process performed in a respectful and dignified manner and the deceased can be memorialized in many ways. A funeral or memorial service with cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by traditional burial if you choose. For peace of mind, your loved one will never leave the care and custody of Roper & Sons as all cremations are done at our O Street campus.

Perhaps no other moment in the funeral process is as powerful as the final resting place of your loved one. For survivors, it is a time when they must let go of the person who died and look ahead to a changed life. Choosing the kind of final disposition that is most meaningful and most appropriate for the deceased is important. We can help you decide what will work best for you.

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Interment or Earth Burial

Earth burial is the most common form of disposition in the United States. Many people prefer the idea of a final resting place and a gravesite where they can go to remember the person who died.

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Entombment

Like interment, entombment offers a final resting place. When a body is entombed, the casket is placed in a mausoleum, an above-ground structure usually made of marble or stone. Mausoleums vary greatly in size and design.

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Cremated Remains

Final disposition following cremation include earth burial, entombment, scattering, or kept by families in an urn or other appropriate container.

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When planning a funeral, one of the many decisions you will make is where your loved one’s final resting place will be. Depending on whether you choose a cemetery, your home, your garden, or some other location, you will need to choose an appropriate protective container.

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Before Planning a Cremation consider

  • Family rituals or traditions
  • Vacations and holidays
  • Important friends, colleagues, and teachers
  • Mentor/mentee relationships
  • Work or career
  • Organizations and volunteer projects
  • Hobbies, pastimes, or special passions
  • Special pets
  • Interests and areas of skill
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Milestones, family heritage, and relationships
  • The extended family and other special friends

From our Clients

As a Trustee, I am sometimes called upon to assist with end-of-life planning for a client. Roper & Sons has been a wonderful partner – their staff go above and beyond to ensure the details of the plan are carried out with great sensitivity and care.

—Kim M.

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