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Many people believe that choosing cremation as the means of handling the physical remains of a loved one limits their tribute options. The funeral directors of Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre would like the families of Florissant, MO to know that actually the opposite is true. Cremation avails families of many choices with final arrangements, especially in terms of final disposition. 

Even with cremation, a family can receive the healing benefits of a traditional viewing or visitation and following funeral service. Our caring funeral professionals would be honored to advise you on your casket choices. You can use either one of our beautiful rental caskets or a specially made cremation casket. We will prepare your loved one for presentation with the high level of love and skill that he or she deserves. At the conclusion of commemorative services, your departed will undergo the cremation process. We have a multitude of decorative urns to contain the resulting ashes, and you can select one that is themed to reflect a favorite interest, hobby or sport of your loved one or his or her service in the Armed Forces.

After the cremation has been conducted, you have many choices as to your deceased’s final place of rest. Many families choose to retain the cremated remains in their home, or even to distribute the ashes among family members who live far apart by using mini urns. Another option is having a scattering ceremony at a place of significance to the departed, be in on land, in the air or at sea. You can also inurn the cremains in a columbarium niche available at most modern cemeteries. Or, you can inter the cremated remains in the family plot. Keepsake jewelry provides comfort to many since they incorporate a portion of the loved one’s ashes, keeping him or her close to one’s heart and thoughts. Part of the cremated remains can also be suspended in stunning works of art, such as in a piece of solid glass sculpture. There are even more unique options available, such as converting cremains into a unique certified diamond, sending them into space or placing them into an artificial underwater reef.

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