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Obituaries

Elizabeth Shaw
B: 1958-09-24
D: 2018-07-17
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Shaw, Elizabeth
Barbara Jones
B: 1939-03-22
D: 2018-07-09
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Jones, Barbara
Grace Hazen
B: 1920-04-13
D: 2018-07-01
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Hazen, Grace
Kenneth "Ken" Eller
B: 1932-07-08
D: 2018-06-29
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Eller, Kenneth "Ken"
Dale Brookhart
B: 1952-06-11
D: 2018-06-25
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Brookhart, Dale
Brenda Brandenburg
B: 1951-09-17
D: 2018-06-22
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Brandenburg, Brenda
Quentin Brenner
B: 1942-01-01
D: 2018-06-19
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Brenner, Quentin
Liam Dailey
B: 2018-06-17
D: 2018-06-17
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Dailey, Liam
Barbara McDaniel
B: 1940-11-30
D: 2018-06-13
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McDaniel, Barbara
Ronald Campbell
B: 1933-02-25
D: 2018-06-10
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Campbell, Ronald
Patricia Ann (Hutton) Ewing Thornton
B: 1928-10-15
D: 2018-06-03
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Thornton, Patricia Ann (Hutton) Ewing
Frances "Frankie" Spence
B: 1952-03-03
D: 2018-05-28
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Spence, Frances "Frankie"
Marjorie Fussner
B: 1938-01-13
D: 2018-05-21
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Fussner, Marjorie
Lester Robinette
B: 1938-10-09
D: 2018-05-11
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Robinette, Lester
Robert "Bob" Moreland
B: 1935-06-29
D: 2018-05-03
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Moreland, Robert "Bob"
Robert Bard
B: 1939-01-18
D: 2018-05-01
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Bard, Robert
Carlos Metcalf
B: 1953-11-04
D: 2018-04-25
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Metcalf, Carlos
Maryon Braden
B: 1925-11-29
D: 2018-04-22
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Braden, Maryon
GraceLynne Kimbell
B: 2001-02-08
D: 2018-04-05
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Kimbell, GraceLynne
Elma Warden
B: 1922-05-24
D: 2018-03-30
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Warden, Elma
Michael Monseur
B: 1933-06-15
D: 2018-03-25
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Monseur, Michael

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Why Choose Cremation?

It is often asked, ‘why choose cremation?’ following the death of a loved one and everyone has their own unique reasons for choosing cremation services. However, there are some distinct benefits of cremation vs burial, that we have found through our many years of providing cremation services to the families of Bellbrook OH.

While there are various reasons someone might choose cremation over burial, many people still remain unsure when considering the benefits of cremation. To make their decision somewhat easier, we have created a list of the main benefits of choosing cremation.  

Benefits of Cremation vs Burial

Cost of Cremation

Cremation is roughly one-third of the cost of a traditional burial service and when considering the average funeral homes’ general price list, the cost of cremation tends to be lower than the cost of burial. The price of a casket is also commonly much higher than the price of an urn, and the availability of burial plots is becoming more and more limited, and in turn, the price of plots has risen. One of the most commonly found reasons that people choose cremation is because it is the most cost effective option.

Environmental Concerns

When remains are casketed they take up cemetery space and can potentially cause water and/or land pollution. Burial services also commonly use harsh chemicals to embalm the remains for a funeral service. This leads to concerns that the chemicals can contaminate the environment as well. Cremation on the other hand, eliminates these pollution concerns through placing the deceased into an urn where it will not create these impacts on the earth.

While a crematory does release emissions, new equipment is constantly being developed to reduce the pollution and environmental effect that a crematory causes. Being a more environmentally friendly option is one of the more predominant benefits of cremation vs. burial.

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Cemetery Availability

If a cemetery is a popular or desirable place to be buried, it will eventually become fully occupied. An increasing amount of cemeteries are becoming full, and due to short supply of spaces, it has resulted in the price of burial plots increasing as well. Cremation provides an option to avoid the stress of finding a burial plot in a cemetery.

Greater Flexibility for Ceremonies

Another very common benefit of cremation is that it provides the opportunity to plan more untraditional, personalized ceremonies. You are able to hold a ceremony outside of a church or cemetery, and instead host a memorial service, celebration of life, or an ash scattering ceremony. These services are generally held weeks or even months after the passing of your loved one and therefore, there is no time constraint to heal and plan a meaningful ceremony.

Celebrations of life and memorial services also do not operate on the common traditions and rituals that traditional funerals do. Celebrations of life and memorial services offer you the flexibility to make the ceremony much more personal and unique. They can take place almost anywhere and can incorporate your loved one in any way you wish. Cremation provides more options in terms of what you can do with your loved one’s ashes and how you choose to honor their wonderful life.

Simplicity

One of the last benefits of cremation vs. burial is that cremation is generally a much simpler process. When people choose to bury their loved one, they typically also choose to have a traditional funeral service along with the burial. In this case, you need to organize pallbearers, coordinate with the cemetery, plan a visitation, and much more. While some people still choose to hold a traditional funeral with a cremation, a celebration of life or memorial service are the more common types of ceremonies that are associated with a cremation. These ceremonies do not require near as much planning in the days immediately following the death, when your family is still reacting to the news. This is one of the many reasons why cremation is preferred by families in Bellbrook OH and surrounding areas.

Our Cremation Services

If you feel that these benefits of cremation meet your needs or you have any questions about the cremation services that we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We have assisted many families in the Bellbrook area and would be honored to help you through this process as well. We are committed to providing the most compassionate and professional service to each family we serve.

 

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