“Thank you so much for all your help with the funeral planning and the actual funeral. Everything was beautiful and could not have been more special or gone any smoother. It was comforting for our family to know that everything was going to be taken care of and that we would do my father-in-law justice with a very beautiful funeral. Thank you so much for that peace-of-mind. We could not have been more pleased with how everything turned out. You all are truly wonderful at what you do. I would never go anywhere else! (Although I’m hoping not to have to use your services for a very long time!) Thank you so much for everything.”
— L. H.
Cremation Urns: A Personal Choice for Cremation
Cremation urns have become a popular option for the disposition of cremains. There are as many choices of urns as there are materials for creating them, from glass to metal, to pottery or stone, and even wood or leather urns.
Why Do We Use Urns?
While funeral urns have been discovered as far back as 3000 B.C., the Stone Age urns were certainly primitive. Historically, beautiful funeral urns became popular during the Grecian period, somewhere around 800 B.C. Elaborate and ornately decorative urns first surfaced during this era.
Today, urns may serve a variety of purposes: a temporary vessel prior to a scattering ceremony, a container in which to bury or inurn in a columbarium, a biodegradable receptacle to place in a natural setting, or a beautiful permanent resting place to be kept at home with family. Some families divide the cremains among family members, choosing a number of urns that may be matching or varied to meet the desires of the recipient.
Depending upon your purpose, an urn is a deeply personal vessel meant to reflect the life within.
Choosing an Urn
An urn or keepsake is a vessel that protects and holds the cremains in a unique way and may serve as the public expression of a loved one for services.
Urns are made of many different materials, including acrylic, marble, glass, bronze, and hardwood. We offer many styles of urns at Friedrich-Jones and Overman-Jones Funeral Homes. In addition, we have catalogues to supplement the on-site assortment of choices that are available to families.
Our funeral professional will assist you in making a choice that accurately reflects the life of your loved one.
Plan your personalized service with our help and guidance at Friedrich-Jones and Overman-Jones Funeral Homes.