Required Selections

Confirmation of Identification

Laws recently passed by the State of Ohio require the authorizing agent or the agent’s representative to visually identify the decedent’s remains or a photograph or other visual image of the decedent prior to cremation. If identification is by photograph or other visual image, the authorizing agent or their representative is required to sign the photograph or other visual image. The photograph must be one taken by our staff and not supplied by the family. If visual identification is not feasible, other positive identification of the decedent may be used including, but not limited to, reliance upon identification made through the coroner’s office.

Our first call staff will place an identity band on the wrist or ankle of the deceased at the hospital; care center, residence or coroner’s office. This band will serve to confirm the proper identity of the deceased and will remain with them throughout the process. There is no additional cost if the authorizing party makes the confirmation of identification at the time our staff transfer the deceased from the place of death. In order to meet this requirement, we must obtain the signature of the authorizing party at the time of transfer confirming the identity of the deceased.

Photographic Confirmation

$50.00

This confirmation of identification selection includes our staff taking a photograph of the deceased and making it available to the authorizing agent for confirmation either in person or via our secure encrypted email service.

Private Viewing Confirmation (no casket)

$95.00

This confirmation of identification selection provides your family the use of our chapel for a private half hour viewing. It includes having the body of the deceased dressed in a gown and draped in matching quilts. It excludes embalming, any preparation required following an autopsy, accident, anatomical donation or use of a casket.

Private Viewing Confirmation (casket)

$295.00

This confirmation of identification selection provides your family the use of our chapel for a private half hour viewing. It includes having the body of the deceased properly dressed and the use of a casket for viewing. It excludes embalming, cosmetics, hairdressing or any preparation required following an autopsy, accident or anatomical donation.

Public Viewing Package

$995.00

This confirmation of identification selection provides your family the use of our chapel (or another facility) for a public one-hour viewing. It includes embalming, preparation, dressing, casketing and the use of a rental casket. It excludes any work that may be necessary following an autopsy, accident or anatomical donation.

Transfer of Deceased from Residence at Time of Death

$125.00

Removal of Pacemaker or Other Electronic Devices

$25.00

Heavy-Duty Cremation Container (deceased weighing over 250 lbs.)

$35.00

Heavy-Duty Cremation Container (deceased weighing over 300 lbs.)

$75.00

*Please note that additional costs will apply for transfer and cremation arrangements when the deceased weighs in excess of 275 pounds. The staff of our licensed funeral home will handle any arrangements that include a service.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have on the Required Selections for cremation. Contact us anytime at (800) 864-2295.