Where is cremation performed?
There are very few crematories compared to the number of funeral homes. Most funeral homes transport individuals entrusted to their care to an offsite crematory for refrigerated storage and/or cremation. Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home has it's own private Gentle Care Crematory. Cremation takes place on our premises and families meet our trained staff caring for their loved one. Your family member will not leave our care during the entire cremation process.
How quickly will my loved one's remains be returned?
Factors that determine when cremation can occur and accordingly, when cremated remains can be returned include:
all of the above requirements are met, it is possible that cremated
remains can be returned within 48 hours. However, it is not uncommon
for a loved one to remain in the care of the funeral home or crematory
for several days while legal requirements are satisfied.
Does co-mingling of cremated remains occur?
Through the process of cremation, much of an individual is returned to the universe in the form of energy. The bone fragments that remain are the cremated remains. Crematories can take extreme care in recovering cremated remains before performing the next cremation, but it is impossible to keep microscopic co-mingling from occurring.
At our, Gentle Care Crematory, we do take extreme care. After a cremation, instead of relying solely on brushes, we employ a unique recovery system to ensure dust-size particles are removed from the cremator. Co-mingling is therefore reduced to an absolute minimum.
are a variety of ways that funeral homes and crematories use to verify
and maintain the identity of individuals to be cremated. All such
methods are based on the paramount goal of returning the correct
Our Gentle Care Crematory, employs a patented method that provides families true peace of mind in knowing
they have received the cremated remains of their loved one. In the
presence of a family, the funeral director places an irremovable
bracelet upon the loved one’s wrist. The special bracelet withstands
the cremation process and will be present with the cremated remains that
are returned to the family. This permanent form of identification
avoids the pitfalls of other methods and eliminates the possibility of
If you have other questions, please call or request a tour of our facility! We will be proud to show you our Gentle Care Crematory.