If you are trying to make decisions on final arrangements, the first step is choosing a final disposition for your loved one. There are three basic final disposition options. McClure-Schafer-Lankford will discuss your preferences and help you make the best choice:
- Burial Service/Entombment
- Cremation Service
- Anatomical Donation
Cremation has become more popular with families these days. With cremation, you may still choose to proceed with a traditional service, or you may decide to have no service at all. Cremated remains can be buried or scattered, making this a great option if you need more time to move forward.
Anatomical donation to a medical school is another option offered to our families. In this case, public visitation with the body present is not an option. With medical school donation occurs, the body is sent directly to the school. Cremated remains will be promptly returned to the family, and a remembrance or memorial service may then be held.