As we have heard, the cremation rate is on the rise across the country. There are numerous factors for this and the reasons behind choosing cremation are just as numerous. But what about after the cremation has taken place.
Have you planned for a dignified resting place, a permanent memorial, somewhere future generations may visit and reflect on their family, their heritage, where they came from?
Today, many families are opting to keep the cremated remains of a loved one at home, and while keeping the cremated remains of a loved one may ease the pain of their departure, what about the long term care. What happens when those entrusted to the care of the cremated remains pass away, move away or simply relocate the cremated remains to a closet.
The act of cremation is not a final disposition nor a funeral service, rather it is only a step in the process leading to a dignified and permanent memorial.
At Gethsemane Cemetery, we have a number of options for the permanent memorialization of cremated remains and we are adding new Cremation areas all the time.
Above Ground Cremation Options
Should you prefer above ground cremation burial, Gethsemane Cemetery has numerous above ground cremation options to allow for greater personal choice.
St. Katharine Drexel Section
Our Columbarium is adorned with the statue of St. Katharine Drexel for which this section is named after, providing a dignified memorial that can be tailored to fit almost any budget.
St. George Mausoleum
Marble Front Niches
Located in the Hall of the St. George Mausoleum, our Marble Front Niches provide for a permanent memorial for an individual urn.
Glass Front Niches
Our newly installed Glass Front Niches offer the greatest degree of personalization and visitation. Please feel free to download our Glass Front Niche Brochure.
Private Cremation Benches
Private Cremation Benches can be found at various locations within Gethsemane Cemetery and provide for an individualized and permanent memorial.
In Ground Cremation Options
If your preference is more traditional in ground cremation burial, Gethsemane Cemetery has outdoor in ground space to choose from.
Traditional Burial Lots
Any traditional burial lot can accommodate up to three cremated remains and allow for standard memorialization.
Please feel free to Contact Us for additional information on Cremation Burial options.