In considering a final act of remembrance for a loved one, Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel is proud to provide cremation services to the residents of San Bernardino, California. To learn more about the cremation services provided by Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel, please visit their website here https://www.emmersonbartlett.com/or contact this firm at (909) 793-2311.
Choosing cremation does not eliminate the love and respect families had for the decedent. A recent study 2018 study has found that cremations accounted for 50% of funeral services. The National Funeral Directors Association estimates that by 2035, cremations will account for 85% of funeral services. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel wants families to know that choosing cremation does not eliminate or require a funeral service. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel provides cremation options that include a traditional funeral service, this can occur before or after the cremation service. This option can include burying the cremation urn instead of the body. Another cremation option available to families is to have a memorial service. Most often, a memorial service is held after the cremation has taken place. The most basic cremation service that Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel provides to the families that they service is a direct cremation service. A direct cremation is the most affordable form of cremation service. With direct cremation, the body is cremated within 24 hours after death. All cremation packages can be personalized to a family’s wishes and needs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cremations
What is Cremation?
Cremation is the process of reducing the human body to bone fragments using high heat and flame. Cremation is not the final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service.
Is embalming required by law in California?
Californian law states that embalming is not required. However, a funeral establishment must refrigerate an unembalmed body in its possession within 24 hours if disposition by burial or cremation does not otherwise take place.
What can families do with the cremated remains? Laws for scattering ashes in California
- In California, families may choose any of the following methods of disposition of cremated remains:
- Placement in a columbarium
- Burial in a plot in a cemetery
- Retention at a residence - The funeral establishment or crematory will have you sign the Permit for Disposition showing that the remains were released to you and will file it with the local registrar of births and deaths. You may not remove the cremated remains from the container and you must arrange for their disposition upon your death
- Storing in a house of worship or religious shrine dependent upon local zoning laws
- Ash Scattering in areas of the state where no local prohibition exists and with written permission of the property owner or governing agency. The cremated remains must be removed from the container and scattered in a manner, so they are not distinguishable to the public
- Ash Scattering in a cemetery scattering garden
- Ash Scattering at sea, at least 500 yards from shore
In California, cremated remains cannot be transported without a permit from the county health department and they may not be disposed of in refuse.
Can a Cremation Urn be brought into church?
Nearly all Protestant Churches allow for the urn to be present during the memorial service. Most Catholic Churches also allow the remains to be present during the Memorial Mass. It is encouraged that cremated remains be a part of a funeral as it provides a focal point for the service.
Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel is a practical, low-cost cremation service for the discerning consumer who does not wish to pay the high fees for simple cremation arrangements. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel’s mission is to provide families with affordable options and a caring, professional staff. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel is here to help bring closure to the deceased and their family. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel is known for the comforting, meaningful funeral services the team provides. Micaela wrote recently in a five-star review, “This is a place that truly cares about people (past and present). They don't beat around the bush. They understand the economic needs of individuals. The place is beautiful and has amazing people who understand the situations of those making arrangements at this establishment”