Many families choosing cremation never take the next step and decide where their loved one’s cremains will be laid to rest. You do not want a loved one’s cremains to end up in a closet, the garage, or who knows where. Yes, that does happen more than you might think.

Cremation Placement Options

  • Place the urn in an outside niche that has a granite front and bronze name plate

  • Place the urn in a beautiful glass front niche located in our chapel

  • Bury the urn in the ground (a vault is required)

  • Use our cremation garden, “The Woods,” which also includes a scattering option

  • In some situations cremated remains can be buried in the same space as a previous burial (2nd Right of Burial)

Glass Front Niches

Our glass front niches offer a truly personalized tribute to your loved one. These beautiful bronze Burlwood niches are securely housed inside our chapel. The individual and companion niches have interior lighting and are enclosed with beveled or curved glass fronts secured with decorative bronze rosettes. We can help you select a beautifully crafted cremation urn that will be displayed along with a family photo, memento, or keepsake chosen by the family (and approved by cemetery management). The name of your loved one can be etched onto a bronze nameplate and placed beside the urn.

In-Ground Burial

Cremated remains can be buried in a traditional ground space.

  • Burial in Vault: The cremation urn is placed inside a cremation vault (required) and buried in a traditional ground space.
  • Scattering: The sod is rolled back on half of a traditional ground space, the cremains are scattered, and the sod is rolled back into place.
  • 2nd Right: In many cases a second individual can be buried in the same space as long as one of the burials is a cremation burial. (The second burial must be a cremation burial – scattering or vault.)

Depending on the section of the cemetery and the exact circumstances, markers for cremation burials will be either granite or bronze. Our staff is here to explain your options and guide you through the selection process.

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Granite Alcove Niches

An urn containing cremated remains can be placed in an above-ground alcove niche almost anywhere in the cemetery. The alcove niche sits on the space like a traditional monument. Names and dates can be engraved on the individual niche fronts, and the rest of the niche can be personalized as well. Larger alcoves are available for two, three, four, or more individuals (larger alcove niches may necessitate the purchase of additional spaces).

Cremation Garden

In 2015 we set aside a section of Maplewood Cemetery exclusively for cremation burials. The Woods is nestled on the eastern edge of the cemetery and offers three cremation burial options in a beautifully natural setting.

  • In-Ground Vault Burial: Ground space is available in The Woods for vault burials. These spaces are smaller than traditional ground spaces and are identified by flush granite markers.
  • Ossuary: A beautifully simple granite ossuary marks an underground common vault for the disposition of cremated remains. The names and dates of those placed in the ossuary can be engraved on a central, common monument. With no individual vault required, no ground space to purchase, and no individual monuments, the ossuary is a low-cost burial option in peaceful and serene surroundings.
  • Scattering: In the center of The Woods is a tree-covered natural hill that has been designated as a scattering ground. Another low-cost burial option, this is the only area of the cemetery where cremated remains can be scattered on the surface of the ground. The actual scattering can be carried out by the family, or our staff is available to assist with this process. The names and dates of those in our scattering garden can be engraved on a central, common monument.

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We encourage families to pre-pay for the above-mentioned items. Pre-paying – whether in full or in installments – locks in today’s pricing with no finance charge. You don’t need to choose and pay for everything at once. Selecting your space(s) is a great place to start.

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There are many difficult decisions to be made in life and normally you have the help and support of your spouse or loved ones. Why should the decision of your final resting place be any different? We can help you and your family make your decision a little easier with the variety of burial options available.