At Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, we offer several cremation services with personalized and meaningful options. Our funeral directors are well-equipped to guide families in De Soto, Hillsboro, Feature, Herculaneum, and beyond through the cremation process.
Our compassionate team is here to help you. We’ll answer your questions and handle all arrangements so you can focus on grieving your loved one. Contact our supportive funeral home today to learn more about cremation in De Soto, MO.
Cremation Service Examples in De Soto, MO
Just as cremation is a personal choice, so is the service you select to honor your loved one. Our cremation service options in De Soto are as follows:
- Visitation and/or service followed by cremation – This option may include a public service with a viewing, a visitation, or both, in our chapel, at a church, or at another location. We offer caskets for those who choose cremation but still prefer a public visitation or service. Then, the cremation takes place following the funeral service.
- Memorial service – The memorial service is a gathering of family, friends, and community at our chapel, church, or another location. The gathering may include a photo display or a video slideshow depicting the deceased’s life. The memorial service may consist of music, readings, a minister, and other speakers. The urn may or may not be present. Some memorial services include a funeral procession to the cemetery or mausoleum for an urn committal.
- Simple cremation – In this option, our funeral directors assist in the cremation process without a formal service or visitation. Families can select an urn and a permanent placement for the remains.
We at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home offer quality urns with many personalization options. Your funeral director can also assist with permanently placing the urn at a cemetery or columbarium.
We’ve made it easy to send your email inquiries via our contact form. Delivered in minutes, your message will not sit in our Inbox for long. We guarantee to respond within one business day. Contact us for services in De Soto, Hillsboro, Festus, Herculaneum, and surrounding municipalities.Contact Us Today to Request a Quote
Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 220 N Main St, De Soto, MO 63020
Phone: (636) 586-3337
Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation in De Soto, MO
Questions often arise as cremation becomes a popular alternative to a traditional burial. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about cremation in De Soto, MO.
What is the cremation process?
Once our crematory receives your loved one’s body, we perform rigorous ID checking and tagging. Our team removes any medical implants or devices, then prepares the body for cremation. We place their body into a rigid combustible container that progresses into the chamber.
Cremation is applying intense heat to the human body, resulting in ashes. After about one to four hours, the body reduces to its base elements. Once the cremation is complete, about three to nine pounds of ashes remain.
How long after death should my loved one be cremated?
We typically advise waiting at least 24 hours before cremation, depending on the cause of death. Each situation is unique, and our team will recommend the best timeframe.
Why should I choose cremation?
Cremation is a personal choice. Many supporters of cremation appreciate its environmentally-friendly nature, as no embalming chemicals are necessary. Further, cremation eliminates placing steel caskets or burial chambers into the ground. However, cremation is a cost-effective choice compared to traditional burials.
What’s the difference between a cremation with service and simple cremation?
A cremation with service resembles a typical funeral. Often, families choose visitations and funeral services with the deceased’s body or urn present. Then, we perform the cremation following the public services. Conversely, simple cremation doesn’t include services or viewing – the family receives the ashes following cremation.
What is a columbarium, and how does it differ from a mausoleum?
A columbarium is a room, building, or wall holding ashes. Taking its name from the Latin “columba,” meaning dove, columbaria typically contain niches that have individual urns. These niches resemble those in dovecotes (dove houses). The idea of a columbarium dates back to ancient Rome.
Many believe columbariums and mausoleums are the same, but that’s not the case. They have one significant difference: columbariums hold cremated remains, while mausoleums hold entire bodies.
What keepsake options do I have for cremated remains?
You have numerous options to hold your loved one’s cremated remains. We offer a vast selection of urns, ranging from basic to ornate styles. Choose from companion, decoration, individual, or eco-friendly urn options to memorialize your loved one’s life.
Contact Us for Compassionate Cremation in De Soto, MO
Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home has provided compassionate cremation and funeral services in De Soto, MO for decades. We understand the importance of offering supportive and professional services to grieving families. You can trust our team to handle every detail according to your wishes.
Contact us today to get started with cremation in De Soto, MO.
Here To Help You
Your loved one’s life should be honored in a way that would make them proud. Our team of caring, compassionate funeral directors can help you add personal touches that celebrate their life.
Our funeral services allow all attendees to express their heartfelt gratitude for your loved one’s presence in their life, whether you wish to honor them in a casual or formal ceremony.
We provide memorial service options for those who choose cremation over a traditional burial. Our funeral directors assist with permanently placing the urn at a cemetery or columbarium.