Cremation Services

In January 2009, we built the first and what remains the only human crematory in Jackson County. Due to cremation becoming a more and more popular means of human disposition, we want to offer a large array of services including cremation.

As a funeral service, we believe the value of personalization, sharing memories and coming to grips with the reality of death.  At times, families believe that a simple cremation is more convenient but later regret not saying goodbye to their loved one in a proper way.  A person was once overheard saying, “We make a big fuss over the birth of a baby that is brand new to the world and under celebrate the death of someone that lived a full, rewarding life!”

Our funeral professionals are here to help you decide what is right for your family.  For generations, Voss and Sons has prided itself in offering a wide range of services.  The choices are yours.

Cremation is an alternative to earth burial or entombment for the body’s final disposition and often follows a traditional funeral service.  Because cremation is an irreversible process and because the process itself will prevent the ability to determine the exact cause of death, many states require that each cremation be authorized by the coroner or medical examiner.  Some states have specific minimum time limits that must elapse before cremation may take place.  In Indiana, that amount of time is 48 hours.  During this time period, refrigeration or embalming are the only alternatives to retard tissue decomposition.  Cremation is performed by placing the deceased in a casket or other container and then placing that container or casket into a cremation chamber or retort.  Only one casket or container is cremated at a time.  The chamber temperature is raised to approximately 1400 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.  After approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours, all organic matter is consumed by heat or evaporation.  The remaining bone fragments are known as cremated remains.  The cremated remains are then carefully removed from the cremation chamber.  Any metal is removed with a magnet and later disposed of in an approved manner.  The entire ash and fragment volume is then run through a processor creating a uniform powder-like texture.  The remains are then placed in a container provided by the crematorium or placed in an urn purchased by the family.  The entire process takes approximately three hours.  Throughout the cremation process, a carefully controlled labeling system ensures correct identification.

Our crematory is located at 101 W. 4th Street in Seymour, directly across the street from our funeral home. Our crematory is called the Tri County Crematory as we offer our services to the surrounding counties so that they to may be assured of quality cremation services in a clean, respectable facility.  Feel free to stop by and ask for a tour.  This beautiful building gives families the option to be present during the cremation process and provides peace of mind knowing your loved one will not be taken to some far away location to an unknown third party.  While many crematories are located in garages or even lesser buildings, we have a clean and modern building with a warm, friendly environment for our families.

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This web site is not intended to replace the value of communicating face to face with an experienced professional to plan the details of a funeral.  Our staff can answer questions over the telephone, respond to an e-mail or come to your home or office.  As a family-owned business that has been serving Central Indiana for over 100 years, we are honored by the trust you have placed in us.  Our heartfelt thanks goes out to you from Voss and Sons and all of our associates.