If you have decided to go through with a cremation service in St. Louis, MO for a loved one who has passed on, you then get to decide what to do with their remains. Once cremation is complete, you can take your time figuring out the other details you want to put into place. You can scatter remains, keep them in your home, or bury them. If you have decided that burial is the right move for your loved one and your family, here are some steps to helping you find the right cemetery for that process.
Get The Cremation Done
First, since you know you want cremation, it’s best to get that done so you don’t have to worry about your loved one having needs that aren’t being met. The cremation process can be done and once your loved one is cremated and placed in an urn of your choice, you can take your time with the other decisions and processes. You can find a cemetery and a plot once the cremation is complete.
Search For Cremation Gardens
While most cemeteries have places for urns today, also sometimes called urn gardens, not all of them do. You will want to search for cemeteries that have plots for urns before you look too far into a cemetery that doesn’t have that availability. Urn plots are much smaller than regular plots and they help you to get what you need at a smaller price as well. Once you find out which cemeteries have that availability, you can narrow down your search by other things.
The location of the cemetery might be very important to your family. You might want to bury your loved one in a cemetery that others in your family have used in the past. You might want something that has a convenient location so you can visit often. Or you might want something with a central location so your loved one is the same distance away from everyone in your family. Keep the location in mind as you look for options.
Think About Other Rules and Regulations
Different cemeteries have their own rules and you will want to know what they are before you commit to an urn plot in one of them. Find out how they maintain the area, what markers are allowed or not allowed, what their hours of operations are, and so on. You want to know exactly what you will get and what’s allowed when you get a plot in that cemetery—before you commit to that plot.
If you want to move ahead with cremation service in St. Louis, MO, and you aren’t sure where you will bury your loved one yet, that’s okay. The final resting place had no timeline on it once the cremation is complete. And the professionals at St. Louis Cremation know the area well and we can help you figure out what you need to do and where to look for the right cemetery options for your family.