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The Differences Between Burials and Cremation Services March 7, 2018

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The Differences Between Burials and Cremation Services, Hobart, Oklahoma

Coping with the reality of losing a loved one is extremely difficult. During that period of grief, you may need to determine the most fitting way to bid a final farewell to the decreased. Several options exist, including memorials and cremation services. There are some key differences between the two. Although there’s no way to alleviate the pain you feel, it can help to understand your choices so that you can give your loved one the goodbye they deserve. Here’s what you should know.

How Burials and Cremation Services Differ

1. Remains

cremation serviceThe main difference between the two services is how the remains are handled. During a cremation service, the body is reduced to ashes over several hours. They are then minimized to a finer consistency. After this, they’re moved to an urn. When the remains are buried, the body undergoes a natural decomposition process.

2. Timeline

For a burial service, the funeral is held and the remains are brought to rest in a cemetery fairly soon after death. Although the body is cremated shortly after death, the family might choose to hold a memorial at a date far into the future. They might choose to do this to coincide with scattering the ashes in a special place, or determining where to place the urn.

3. Beliefs

Even if your loved one didn’t make funeral pre-arrangements, you can still honor them by considering what their beliefs were regarding burials. Did the person have a special interest in eco-friendly practices? If they did everything possible to reduce their carbon footprint, you might consider a cremation service in their honor.


Making this decision is never easy, but you can take comfort in knowing that you’ve made the most informed choice possible. The compassionate staff at Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home, based in Hobart, OK, is there to guide you through the difficult process and help answer your questions. Visit the website to learn more about their services, including funeral planning and cremation services, or call them at (580) 726-5800.

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