Q: When death takes place, what should I do? A: Once you receive permission from the medical staff or authorities, the Cremation Society™ should be called immediately. Our staff transports your loved one to our facility. When all authorizations are signed and the legal permit has been obtained, cremation takes place.
Q: How can I ensure the integrity of the cremated remains of our loved ones? A: The Cremation Society uses sophisticated identification procedures, the same type used in hospitals to provide our Worry-Free cremation integrity guarantee. The body is placed in an empty cremation chamber and then cremated.
Q: Do you own & operate your own cremation facility? A: YES! You may be surprised to learn that most funeral establishments do not operate the cremation facilities rather they often subcontract out to a third party in another town. By contrast, the Cremation Society owns and operates our own cremation facilities. Our equipment is state-of-the-art and equals or exceeds every state and local operating requirement. Our crematory is always available for inspection.
Q: What happens if the death occurs while out of state? A: If death occurs elsewhere, one call to the Cremation Society is all that is necessary. Our staff will handle all arrangements according to your wishes through our Cremation Society National Network. Ask about our Nationwide Guarantee Plan 800-994-7337
Q: Do I have to be embalmed before I can be cremated? A: No. Oklahoma law says that the deceased must be refrigerated or embalmed. Most funeral homes embalm because they don't offer refrigeration. The Cremation Society has a refrigeration system that is used and is included in the price.
Q: How are Social Security and Veterans benefits handled? A: The Cremation Society assists you in applying for death benefits, which are paid directly to you. Veterans may receive cash benefits, cemetery space and a marker if certain requirements are met. Read more>>
Q: Can I prepay the cremation costs? A: Yes. The cost is guaranteed if you pre-pay. Your funds are placed in a state-approved plan through American Century Life. The funds are released to us after the death takes place and the services are rendered. Read more>>