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Funeral and Cremation Planning in Bowling Green, KY

Planning a commemorative service for a fallen loved one can be a difficult task to do on your own. It involves making several important decisions about your preferred funeral and cremation services in Bowling Green, KY. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. You can work with a caring professional to handle the service planning details so that you can spend time with your grieving family and community.

Holding a funeral or memorial on behalf of the fallen can be a healthy way to help those who mourn their loss to begin their healing journey. Adjusting to life without a loved one is a process that can take time. Gathering together to remember the fallen is a powerful way to share the burden of grief. The pain of loss is real, and sharing that experience can bring a measure of comfort.

How you choose to go about the planning process is a matter of preference. It can be done in many ways, depending on things such as family, community, time, interest, and budget. No one can say there is only one right way to lay a loved one down. The right way is the way that best helps you and your family to begin to move forward.

Methods of Disposition

In order to decide how memorial services will be conducted, you’ll need to choose between burial or cremation. There are various ways these can be done. Choose the one that meets your family’s needs and preferences. Here’s a general breakdown of the options:

  • Traditional Burial – Burials can be accomplished either above ground or below ground. Burial space is needed in either case. Below ground burials occupy a grave plot and above ground occupies entombment in a sepulcher or mausoleum. Caskets, vaults, and a monument marker of some type are also needed.
  • Green Burial – For those who prefer a more natural method of disposition, a green burial may be the right choice. No embalming chemicals are used, nor is a modern casket that does not quickly biodegrade in the earth. Because methods to preserve the body for viewing and funeral are not used, the burial occurs almost immediately after death occurs. This method can also be less costly to carry out.
  • Flame based Cremation – Intense heat and flame can render a body back to its basic materials. This accelerated decomposition method is a popular choice for those who wish to keep the ashes of their loved one or scatter them in a place of peace.
  • Water-based Cremation - Similar in function to flame-based cremation, this method is less commonly accessible but is much less pollutive in nature. It’s better known as alkaline hydrolysis, and it uses water, pressure, and low heat to reduce the remains of the deceased to an elemental state. Any remaining bone is sterile clean and can be processed into coarse sand and delivered to the family for inurnment or scattering.

If you’d like to learn more about any of these disposition methods, our dedicated funeral and cremation professionals in Bowling Green, KY, can help. Cone Funeral Home is committed to putting people first.

Methods of Commemoration

The choice of commemorative service type often follows the method of disposition. Choose the service type that feels right for you and your family. If pre-planning was not done before the death of the fallen, do your best to select the service type they would have wanted. Typical service styles include the following:

  • Traditional Funeral – This well-loved means of honoring the dead is an excellent choice for many families. General funeral services include embalming the deceased, visitations for all who wish to pay respects and a funeral service gathering. A graveside service may be included as well, for those who wish it. The service can have a religious or secular tone as desired. Eulogies, readings, music, and open sharing of memories are commonly included.
  • Memorial Services – Memorials are conducted like a funeral in purpose and form. The difference is that the deceased's body is not present at the service, likely having been cremated. This variation means that memorials can be held long after the deceased has been cremated.
  • Celebration of Life – Families may choose to hold a more celebratory gathering in honor of the deceased person. The focus of a life celebration service is to remember their life in a way that brings a smile of memory instead of a loss.

Choosing Funeral and Cremation Care in Bowling Green, KY

Cone Funeral Home is sensitive to the needs of the families we serve. We strive to create a meaningful experience for all who entrust us with the care of their loved one. Stop by our offices at 1510 Campbell Ln, Bowling Green, KY 42104, or call (270) 904-4201 for a conversation about your funeral and cremation choices in Bowling Green, KY.

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