A: The cremation process uses high heat and flame to reduce the human body to small particles and fragments of bone. It is not a funeral or memorial service, though we can help you plan the disposition of the cremated remains as part of a beautiful tribute for your loved one.
A: At our state-of-the-art crematory, the first of its kind in the United States, a cremation takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. This highly efficient retort uses 1/3 of the energy of a traditional crematory, making it an ecologically sound choice.
A: When the process is complete, only bone fragments remain. In our owned and operated crematory, these are processed to a uniform size, placed in a container, and returned to you. Please ask us about the many beautiful urns and other memorial containers we offer, as well as other dignified choices for the preservation of the cremated remains.
A: They look like coarse sand, ranging in color from pure white to gray. Normally, they weigh from four and eight pounds.
A: According to regulations, they are returned to you in a simple box. However, Buckeye Cremation offers central Ohio families many lovely choices in decorative sculptured urns and other containers. Please click here to view our selection.
In Ohio, a cremation can only happen after we have written permission from the legal next-of-kin and a cremation permit from the county where the death occurred. Obtaining a cremation permit requires that a death certificate be prepared by a cremation (or funeral) provider, completed and signed by the treating physician (or the coroner), and that the death certificate has been certified by the local Health Department. This process can often take five or more business days (and can also vary greatly depending on individual circumstances).
If someone has died at home and they are NOT in the care of a hospice:
You must contact local police/fire department (dial 911). They will give you additional instructions after they arrive. It is possible that they may involve the County Coroner or that your loved one may be taken to a hospital or other facility. If you are asked about which funeral or cremation service provider to call, please give them our telephone number: (614) 429-5699.
If someone has died at home and they ARE in the care of a hospice:
Please contact someone from the hospice. A nurse or other hospice representative will come to the home. They will know what steps to take. If you are asked about which funeral or cremation service provider to call, please give them our telephone number: (614) 429-5699.
If someone has died at a hospital, nursing home or other care facility:
The staff of the care facility will know what needs to be done. If you are asked about which funeral or cremation service provider to call, please give them our telephone number: 614-(614) 429-5699.
If someone has died and they have been take to the “Coroner’s Office” or “the Morgue”:
In most cases, we will need to meet to get county-specific paperwork signed before the Coroner will allow your loved one to be transferred into our care. Please call us at (614) 429-5699.
For answers to all other cremation questions, call us at (614) 429-5699.