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Is A Casket Needed For Cremation?
No, a casket is not required for cremation. All that is usually required is an alternative container constructed of wood or cardboard, which is cremated with the body.

Can The Family Witness The Cremation?
Yes, in many cases, cremation providers will allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. In fact, some religious groups include this as part of their funeral custom.

Is Embalming Required Prior To Cremation?
No and it is not necessary to embalm before cremation

Can An Urn Be Brought Into Church?
Almost all Churches allow for the urn to be present during the memorial service. Most Catholic Churches also allow the cremated remains to be present during the Memorial Mass.

What Can Be Done With The Cremated Remains?
Remains can be buried in a cemetery lot or cremation garden, inurned in a columbarium, kept at home, or scattered.

Why Do People Choose Cremation to Earth Burial?
While some people select cremation for economy, many choose this option for other reasons. The simplicity and dignity of cremation, environmental concerns, and the flexibility cremation affords in ceremony planning and final disposition all add to its increasing popularity.

How Can I Be Sure I Receive The Correct Remains?
Ridge Cremation and funeral Services has developed strict operating policies and procedures in order to maximize the level of service and minimize the potential for human error.

What Do The Cremated Remains Look Like?
Cremated remains resemble coarse sand and are whitish to light grey in color. The remains of an average size adult usually weigh between four to six pounds.

Do I Need An Urn?
An urn is not required by law. However, an urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or the remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not purchased through us, or provided by the family, the cremated remains will be returned in a temporary plastic container. 

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