Cremation Services

Offering Dignity And Service In The Choice Of Cremation

Those we serve find it reassuring that our private crematory is located in our funeral home and is operated by our trained, caring cremation staff. The crematory is reserved for the families served by Russell Haven of Rest, and it’s important to know that the continuous care of the deceased remains in our care. We do not rely on a third-party crematory to complete this very personal process.

More and more people today are choosing cremation. But that choice addresses only what is to be done with your physical body. After all, cremation is just a different way of preparing the body; the individual spirit still remains. To your family and friends—and to us—you are more than a body. Consider your loved ones’ need to unite and celebrate your life and your spirit.

Part of our human nature is a desire to be remembered. Surveys show that most people prefer to know there is a special place of remembrance for a deceased loved one, a place where their name is recorded for the ages. The best grief recovery is begun by a meaningful gathering of family and friends. Whether it is a formal, traditional church funeral service or a more informal time of sharing together, it is important to have a final moment.

Please consider these important cremation facts:

  • There is a 48 hour waiting period before cremation can be initiated.
  • There is a chain of authority of signatures for the authorization of cremation.
  • Any person has the right to designate cremation as the means of disposition of his/her own body without interference from anyone.
  • It is illegal to scatter cremated remains in most public places (parks, rivers, lakes, etc.) without prior approval from the proper authority.
  • The choice of cremation requires most of the same steps and decisions as ground burial.
  • Ground burial and cremation require decisions on merchandise, services, memorialization and final placement of either casket or urn.

Russell Haven of Rest is available to assist you with all cremation arrangements, including the use of a designated Garden of Remembrance section on the property.

You may use the following definitions to gain a better understanding of cremation:

  • Alternative Container – an unfinished box that is designed for the containment of a human body and that is made of fiberboard, pressed wood or composition materials
  • Casket – a rigid container that is designed for the containment of a human body and that is usually constructed of wood (for cremation purposes), ornamented and lined with fabric which can be used for a visitation and /or funeral service
  • Columbarium – a structure or building that is above ground and that is intended to be used for the placement of an urn containing a cremated body
  • Cremated Remains – the remains of the human body recovered after the completion of the cremation process, including processed fragments reduced to unidentifiable dimensions and may include residue of any foreign matter such as casket material, bridgework or eyeglasses that were cremated with the human body
  • Cremation – any mechanical or thermal process to reduce a dead human body to ashes and bone fragments
  • Funeral service – the observance, service or ceremony held to commemorate the life of a specific deceased human being and at which the human remains are present
  • Memorial service – a remembrance ceremony without the body of the deceased present
  • Monument – any product used for identifying a grave site
  • Niche – a compartment or cubicle for the memorialization or permanent placement of a container or urn containing cremated remains
  • Direct disposition – the cremation of human remains without preparation of the human remains by embalming and without any attendant services
  • Scattering garden – a location set aside, within a cemetery, which is used for the spreading of cremated remains and involves commingling with other cremated remains and the cremated remains are non-recoverable
  • Urn – a receptacle designed to permanently encase cremated remains
  • Urn burial vault – a rigid outer container that is composed of concrete, steel, fiberglass or some other material in which an urn is placed prior to burial in the earth

Cremation and Remembering Service

Russell Haven of Rest Differences:

  • Russell Haven of Rest Crematory is located in the Funeral Home.
  • The deceased stays in continuous care of Russell Haven of Rest throughout the entire cremation process.
  • Families may witness the cremation process.
  • Our procedures are in place to provide you peace-of-mind.
  • You are welcomed to visit and inspect our facility.

As staff, it is important that each family who chooses cremation know the options avaliable. Russell Haven of Rest wants to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you that the final wishes are carried out as requested.

All aspects of the process are carried out under the direction and action of our trained staff.
With all Cremation Services, Russell Haven of Rest will require a member of the family make positive I.D. of the deceased by photo. This is not a state or federal law. We simply want to make sure the proper care is taken and that the final wishes are carried out in the manner selected and for peace-of-mind.

Cremation without Celebration Service:
$1595.00
  • Basic services of staff and facility
  • Refrigeration and care of the deceased
  • Basic Transportation
  • Cremation fee
  • ME Approval
  • (Includes basic cremation container)

You would purchase:

  • Urn
Cremation without Celebration with Private Viewing:
$1795.00
  • 30-minute viewing time by appointment
  • Basic services of staff and facility
  • Refrigeration and care of the deceased
  • Basic Transportation
  • Cremation fee
  • ME Approval
  • Preparation of body for viewing
  • (Includes basic cremation container)

You would purchase:

  • Urn
Cremation with Celebration Service:
$2920.00
  • Full services of staff and Facility
  • Funeral ceremony
  • Refrigeration and care of the deceased
  • Basic Transportation
  • Cremation fee
  • ME Approval
  • (Includes basic cremation container)

You would purchase:

  • Urn
  • Memorial Package
  • Terrace Reception Room
Full Traditional Cremation Service:
$5040.00
  • Full services of staff and Facility
  • Funeral ceremony
  • Visitation
  • Embalming and care of the deceased
  • Basic Transportation
  • Cremation fee
  • ME Approval
  • (Includes basic cremation container)

You would purchase:

  • Cremation Casket or Rental Oak Casket
  • Urn
  • Memorial Package
  • Terrace Reception Room

Please allow one of our staff to fully explain all the options available with the various Cremation Services we offer.

Our Private Crematory is located inside the funeral home on our property and is reserved for the families served by Russell Haven of Rest and is operated by our staff only.