The families that choose a cremation funeral service will appreciate the quality of service that we can offer to them. The Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory operates the first funeral home onsite crematory in northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. The Valley Cremation Services crematory is located at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory in Bellaire, Ohio. The crematory was first established in 1997 and is maintained and operated by cremation technologists certified by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). We encourage families to contact us to learn more about the services that we offer and to arrange for a time to inspect our facilities.
Many options are available to those who choose cremation services. Below are some brief descriptions of those options, designed to help you make your decision in planning a cremation funeral.
CREMATION WITH TRADITIONAL FUNERAL
With this arrangement visitation is held for one or two days, with the deceased viewed in a casket, and concludes with a traditional funeral service, followed by the cremation. Giving friends and family an opportunity to view the deceased helps them in their grieving process. This service can also be personalized with a display of photographs and memorabilia of your loved one.
CREMATION WITH VIEWING AND FUNERAL ON SAME DAY
Similar to the service outlined above, this includes visitation and a traditional funeral on the same day, with the deceased viewed in a casket. Cremation takes place after the funeral service.
CREMATION WITH MEMORIAL SERVICE
In this arrangement the cremation takes place prior to the memorial service. This memorial service can be held in the funeral home, church, or synagogue, and can be at any time that the family desires
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE ASHES?
The cremated remains of the deceased can be given to the surviving family members for them to scatter, using a scattering urn. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains in an urn in their home, or bury them at sea or in a cemetery.