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FAQs

FAQs

We’ve provided a list of answers to questions we frequently receive regarding our services and other activities related to funerals. If you don't see the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us. We'd be happy to give you more information and clarify any of your concerns.

What is cremation?

What is cremation?

It is the process that reduces human remains to bone fragments by utilizing intense heat, flame and mechanical reduction procedures.

How long does the cremation take?

How long does the cremation take?

The actual cremation process can take anywhere from 3-5 hours depending on the size of the person and the container they are cremated in. The cool down period takes an additional 3-5 hours. Lastly, the processing and urn placement takes 30 minutes.

How long will it take to receive the urn?

How long will it take to receive the urn?

In Kansas there are several documents that require completion before the cremation occurs. Once the documents are completed the cremation can be scheduled. Core Cremation does our best to have urns available 5-7 days after the death occurs.

How do I know that the remains I receive are my loved one?

How do I know that the remains I receive are my loved one?

We own and operate our own crematory so we can assure you that there are strict procedures in place to eliminate any mishandling. Once in our care, a physical ID band is placed on the ankle or wrist and states the persons identity. Next, they are assigned a unique ID number on a metal disk that accompanies them through each step and is finally affixed to the urn they are placed in. Last, it is illegal to cremate more than one person at a time.

Who can authorize a cremation?

Who can authorize a cremation?

In Kansas, the order typically is as follows pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1734: Agent for Health Care Decisions with Durable Power of Attorney, Spouse of the Decedent, Adult Children of Decedent, Parents of Decedent, Person(s) in next degree of kinship, Guardian of Decedent, Personal Representative of Decedent.

Can I see my loved one prior to cremation?

Can I see my loved one prior to cremation?

Yes. While our office in Wichita does not have the ability to host a public or private viewing, our office in Wellington does. Since this is an additional service there will be additional fees.

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Phone: (316) 883-3777
801 E. Douglas Avenue, 2nd Floor, Wichita, KS 67202


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