Cremation at Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Arrange a Cremation Online
Make cremations arrangements online. All decisions can be made right through our online portal. If questions arise, simply email or call us, we will be glad to assist you. Our online portal was built with your convenience in mind.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a direct cremation?
Direct cremation is essentially the simplest least expensive death care option. This means the body is picked up, the necessary documents are filed mainly the death certificate. Then cremation takes place and finally, the family gets the cremains back in a simple plastic urn.
What happens to a body during cremation?
- Before a body is taken for cremation jewelry and medical devices like pacemakers, prosthetics, or even silicone implants are removed from the body. Why? Some materials could become contaminants in the cremation chamber once exposed to extreme temperatures.
- A metal tag as an identifier is then put in with the corpse for the entire cremation process so the remains can always be identifiable.
- The body is then placed into the cremation chamber which can reach temperatures between 1800°F to 2000°F. The soft body tissues exposed at this temperature are easily incinerated and vaporized, reducing the corpse into cremains which is a mixture of pieces brittle broken bones, and ash.
- After 2 hours the cremains are allowed to cool by a crematory operator before being swept into a large metal tray. Then a powerful magnet is run over the bones to pick up any metal fragments that made it through the cremation.
- The cremated remains are placed in what is called a cremulator to be grounded into its final powdery form. From there the cremains is placed in a container or urn to be picked up by the deceased individual's family or friends.
Can I keep cremated remains at home?
Yes, one of the main benefits of cremation is you can choose what you going to do with the cremains. Quite often the family members choose to keep the cremated remains of their loved one into an urn some funeral homes offer a wide selection of unique containers that disguises cremains. It could be a piece of art, a picture frame, etc.