Your questions answered
Cremation is a contemporary disposition, and therefore there are still many questions to be answered. Here are some questions Gardner Funeral Home’s funeral directors commonly answer to give you insight on the cremation process.
The temperature reaches between 1100 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.
No. An alternative enclosed, rigid container constructed of wood or cardboard is required, which is cremated with the body. It needs to meet standards of safety, respect and dignity. In some states, no container is required.
You may choose to keep the cremated remains in your possession, scatter them where allowed, or bury them in a cemetery or place in a mausoleum. You can keep a portion of the remains as a remembrance in a small urn or in a keepsake.
Cremation is accepted by many religions. If you are uncertain whether cremation is favorable within a specific religion, contact us for help.