Cremation Services at Our Tulsa Funeral Home
If you have recently lost a loved one, then you may be wondering what options you have in order to care for their remains. One option is cremation. This is the process by which the body of your loved one is incinerated and you are given their ashes so that you may do with them as you please. This is a commonly used alternative to a traditional burial, and it is important that you explore your funeral ceremony options. Our cremation business can also provide you with additional information regarding cremation and how we will go about handling your loved one's remains.
We pioneered the cremation business in Oklahoma and we are the largest cremation-only company in this state. It is important for you to know that, if you choose to work with us, your loved one will not leave our custody from the time that we pick them up from your home or other location to the time that you receive the ashes. We perform cremation in-house as we employ nationally-certified crematory operators. You will also have the opportunity to say a last goodbye to your loved one before the cremation process begins. If you choose this option, then you may also wait in our comfortable waiting room so that you may leave with the ashes of your loved one as soon as they are ready.
Friendly & Compassionate Service
Our business understands the sensitivity of the situation that you face, and you can be sure that we will provide you with the friendly, compassionate, and family-oriented service that you require during this difficult time. At the Cremation Society™, we are members of our community. We are not a faceless institution; we genuinely care about the well-being of our friends and neighbors. Contact us today to discuss your situation and to arrange the cremation that you desire for your deceased family member. Learn More:
Why Choose Cremation?
Low cost and worry-free cremation services are what we provide, but the "WHY" is so much more important to us than the "what" we do. Every member of the Tulsa Cremation Society™ staff is a part of the communities we serve. We are families, friends, and neighbors—and we are committed to ensuring the lowest cost, while maintaining the highest compassion, kindness, and respect deserved by our Tulsa and greater-area families.
Funeral Home in Tulsa
As a local Oklahoma family-owned cremation business, we take pride in assisting our local families, friends, and neighbors with the most respectful, low cost, and worry-free cremation services available. Whether your family tradition includes a memorial service or simply just cremation, the Cremation Society's services are available to you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week when your family has a need. We're as near to you as your telephone.
Families turn to us saying, "Dad just wanted cremation." For families concerned with the environment, we hear, "we didn't want to waste land, the simpler the better." At the Cremation Society™, we are most proud to hear, "this was easier on our family and it saved us money."
Cremation is Greener
According to statistics, cremation is continuing to grow in its popularity. Since the 1960s, the number of individuals using cremation has increased annually. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) said that cremation was the choice for approximately 39% of Americans in 2009. According to CANA, that number was supposed to increase to 46% by 2015 and approach 60% by 2025. Why does cremation continue to be a widespread choice made by Americans? One predominant reason is because it is more eco-friendly.
Here in Green Country, Cremation is the most echo-friendly option for disposition after an Oklahoma funeral service or a green country memorial service. Cremation in Green County has now exceeded the less echo-friendly funeral pratice of burial services. Download Eco-Friendly, Green Cremation - a Parting Gift to the Planet.
In 2000, the term "going green" was coined. Today, Americans continue to remain concerned about the environment and strive to take measures to protect it. In the twenty-first century, many people are choosing earth-friendly cremation products. Our research shows that,"Cremation is a gentle, eco-friendly alternative to casket burials. It is a quiet process that allows natural gas to reduce the body to its basic element of bone ash. Cremation reduces land use. It's common today for families to bury multiple people in cremation urns in a cemetery plot reducing land consumption. Cremation doesn't require lots of container materials like a casket."
Another reason why cremation is more environmentally friendly than burial is because a large amount of chemicals are used in embalming. According to reports by Casket and Funeral Association of America, Cremation Association of North America, Doric Inc., The Rainforest Action Network, and Mary Woodsen, Pre-Posthumous Society,
"Each year, 22,500 cemeteries across the United States bury approximately 827,060 gallons of embalming fluid which includes formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals. Buried caskets contain 90,272 tons of steel, 2,700 tons of copper and bronze and 30-plus million board feet of hardwoods."
These reports go on to cite, "In addition, casket manufacturers are listed on the EPA's top 50 hazardous waste generators list due to chemicals such as methyl and xylene used in the protective finish sprayed on the caskets exterior."
On a segment of a Fresh Air interview on NPR, Mark Harris, author of "Grave Matters: Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial," said that the amount of wood from coffins located in a ten-acre cemetery is enough to build 40 houses and that there is enough concrete to build swimming pools for all of them.
Environmentally-Conscious Funeral Home in Tulsa, Oklahoma
At the Cremation Society™ of Oklahoma, we perform natural cremation which does not require a casket to be used prior to cremation. Our company provides eco-friendly cremation urn choices, such as biodegradable urns designed to break down naturally and quickly when placed in water or into the ground. Cremation is a great option in keeping with your personal values. To learn more about why cremation could be a better option for you and your family, contact Cremation Society™ of Oklahoma at (918) 499-8787 today!