Are There Any Disadvantages to Cremation?

People have questions about cremation. That’s only natural. For a very long time, cremation wasn’t widely practiced in the United States. Now it is every bit as common as burial. But some still wonder whether or not there are any disadvantages to being cremated. The answer is generally that cremation is every bit as effective as burial when it comes to most people’s interests and preferences. If you or someone you know is looking for cremation services in or near Greenwood, IN, you should feel perfectly comfortable with the idea of cremation before making any serious commitments. To that end, you may wish to speak with someone who has greater expertise when it comes to cremation and its alternatives. We can help.


Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home has a great deal of experience working with families interested in cremation. We know the kind of questions that often come up, and we understand that you may not yet be entirely certain when it comes to how you should proceed. We are ready to address those questions and make your life much easier when it comes to making arrangements. We provide more traditional cremation services (including things like a funeral and visitation), and we also make it possible for you to arrange for a cremation online without worrying about those services. In the event you either do not want any service or may hold a memorial service down the road a bit, the latter option may make more sense for you and your family.


Before making the call, you may want to give cremation some additional thought. You may even be wondering whether it should be an option for you or someone you are close to. Cremation isn’t particularly complicated. It is often more affordable than burial, and it provides you with any number of options when it comes to handling the cremated remains themselves. You can even have those remains buried or interred, just as you might handle the deceased in the event of a more traditional burial. But of course, you can also have one’s ashes scattered or displayed in an urn or similar container. You can even have the remains used to plant a tree or create some kind of artwork (particularly in the form of glass). There are a number of options, and many families find those possibilities very preferable.


Note that you may also schedule a visitation prior to one’s cremation. So when it comes down to it, there really aren’t many (if any) disadvantages to cremation. If you remain concerned about something specific, you can certainly get in touch with our staff and discuss your options in greater detail. There is never anything wrong with that. Cremation shouldn’t remain a mystery.


If you are interested in cremation services in the Greenwood, IN, area, consider reaching out to Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. We understand your questions and concerns when it comes to cremation, and we are more than happy to address them honestly and respectfully. You can visit us at 6107 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227 or place a phone call to (317) 787-8224.

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