Cremation is the process of exposing a body to extreme heat to
reduce it to its basic elements. The family may choose to accompany
the body to the crematorium, and even witness the cremation.
Families may also choose to hold a service before or after a
The ashes are then delivered to the family in an urn or
container. The family may keep the ashes or scatter them in
accordance with the wishes of the honoree. The urn can also be
placed in a memorial building or special section of the
Some families choose to have the ashes at the cremation service,
and then bury them or scatter them afterward.