What is a Cremation Society: Are They All Part of the Same Group?

What is a Cremation Society?

A cremation society is an organization made up of members who want to ensure their future cremation.

 Membership in a cremation society allows them to create a plan for their memorial and cremation that includes a budget, final wishes, and any personal arrangements so that their family doesn’t have to after they have passed. 

There are many different cremation societies in the United States and across the world. 

Some are nationwide organizations while others are state or local. National Cremation Society is one of the largest and oldest corporate cremation societies operating in the United States.

1. The Cremation Process

Cremation is the process of reducing a person’s final remains to its basic chemical compounds through burning.

 High temperatures, vaporization, and oxidation reduce the body to ash, which can be stored in a special container and buried, placed at a memorial site, or legally retained by relatives who display the urn in a special place within the home.

 Ashes can also be dispersed in a variety of ways in countless locations, but are usually released in an area of significant meaning to the deceased.

2. Cremation is Growing in Popularity

While cremation is one of the oldest burial practices in the world, it has recently regained popularity in the United States.

 The rising cost of funerals, concern for the environment, and ease of transport make it preferable to traditional ground burial 

While there has been steady growth in the number of cremations performed each year. 

According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), the cremation rate rose to over 56.1% in the United States. 

3. Joining a Cremation Society is Practical

Joining a cremation society is a pragmatic way to handle end-of-life concerns while keeping the arrangements affordable and lessening the burden placed on the family.

Members of a cremation society even have the ability to negotiate and “lock-in” the cost of cremation and memorial services while coordinating the details of their funeral.

4. Cremation Societies Uphold the Highest Standards

Cremation providers and funeral homes create or join cremation societies to establish consistent standards for their service and ethics. While a cremation society is ultimately self-governing, marketplace sensibilities ensure that the businesses’ services follow the industry’s highest standards.

Ultimately, a cremation society is a practical way for individuals who prefer cremation to ensure that their end-of-life wishes are met and arrange their services at an affordable cost so that there is no burden placed on the family.

National Cremation Society was founded in 1973 to help families across the United States choosing cremation to find simple, affordable, and trustworthy services in their area. Over 160,000 families later, we’ve become the nation’s oldest and largest provider of cremation services.

National Cremation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of simple and affordable cremation services. Whether you have an immediate need or want to plan your cremation services in advance, we’re always available to assist you and your family. Contact us online or call (855)-469-9474 today.

Special thanks to Abby Schilling, location manager of National Cremation Richfield/Minneapolis, MN for her support and contributions to this post.