The number of Ohio families choosing cremation has increased significantly in recent years. It is estimated that by the year 2020, nearly 50% of all Ohio families will select a service that includes cremation. The reasons for preferring cremation are varied. For some, they have environmental concerns with traditional casketed burial. Choosing cremation means you are choosing to give back to the earth. There are no harmful chemicals like those used in the embalming process. Cremation is also less wasteful and makes better use of our land. Others simply look to cremation as a more natural option and reject the notion that they should go ahead with a traditional burial simply because “that’s the way it’s always been done”.
In light of today’s economy, for many it is simply the most practical and affordable option available. A traditional funeral can cost well in excess of $10,000, not to mention the additional cost of the cemetery plot, burial vault and headstone. Cremation plans offered by the Heritage Cremation Society cost only a fraction of that. Contrary to what some people believe, cremation does not limit your choices, rather it increases one’s options.
In the end, your last wishes should be a true reflection of the individual you are in life and for many, cremation just makes sense.
Why is having an onsite crematory important?
Our staff is personally involved in every facet of serving your family. We provide the transfer from the place of death, coordinate the process of obtaining confirmation of identification, provide safe and secure care at our crematory, temporary refrigeration, placement of the deceased in an approved cremation container and successfully see to the completion of the cremation process. Along the way, personally supervising each and every necessary task.
Meeting all your needs at one location
While it is true that most funeral homes offer cremation services, very few actually operate their own crematory. As a matter of fact, the Ohio Cremation Center is just one of only four facilities in Stark County that directly serves the public. Our cremation and refrigeration equipment are state-of-the-art and exceed the industry standard often used today. Our facility is licensed through the State of Ohio and is regularly visited and inspected in order to guarantee we operate at only the highest level of integrity and professionalism.