Overview of Cremation
A memorial service, or a commemorative gathering, can be held in any of our chapels. It can also take place at your church, or at another off-site location you may prefer.
Morris Family Services will help you understand all your choices for gathering to express your faith traditions and receive family and friends.
We are familiar with all faith traditions and have experience working with the leaders of all the religious organizations in the communities we serve.
Choosing Cremation? Ask 5 Questions
1) Who owns the crematory? You have the peace of mind knowing that Morris Family owns and operates our own crematories. Your loved one never leaves our care.
2) Where is the crematory located? Our crematoriums are located at 519 Locust Street, Owensboro, KY in Kentucky, and 505 Main Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 in Indiana. Not all firms can share this information with you.
3) When can I visit? Anytime. Call us at 270-298-3201 to schedule your visit.
4) How can you assure me you can cremate responsibly? We cremate one person at a time in our own crematory, staffed by dedicated people who sign oaths attesting to their personal commitment to our high standards.
5) How much time does it take to complete a cremation process? Because we operate our own crematoriums, we serve you more quickly – usually within 2 business days of your authorization and the county’s issuance of a permit, and a certified death certificate or cremation authorization form a coroner, if applicable.
Cremation and Funerals
Choosing cremation neither eliminates nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation process. A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by ground burial. They can be elaborate or simple and traditional or nontraditional.
Arrangements and ceremonies tend to be as individual as the persons for whom and by whom they are made. They may be personalized specifically to reflect the life of the deceased, and thus have a special meaning. Morris Family Services is able to assist in any and all of your Funeral Service needs. To obtain more information on funeral services click here or call (270) 684-9891.
The Complete Cremation Service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or the use of a rental casket. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.
Cremation Memorial Service is when the cremation takes place following the funeral home filing the necessary legal documents and receiving the final disposition permit from the health department. Depending on the circumstances of death, and if the family wants to view, a limited viewing for the immediate family may take place without the need for embalming. The memorial service usually takes place following the cremation and the urn is present at the service. But if the family chooses, the memorial service may take place prior to the cremation and without the urn present.
A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, while limiting services to the removal and transportation of the deceased into our care.
Importance of Memorialization
Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.
Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water.