Forms of Final Disposition of the Body
Earth burial: The act of placing the remains of a deceased person in a grave chamber; interment
Cremation: Cremation is actually a process of preparing the body for final disposition whereby the body is reduced by intense heat over several hours to a few pounds of small skeletal fragments. These cremated remains are usually placed in an urn which may be buried, placed in a memorial niche, or kept in some other location. The cremated remains may also be scattered where permitted by law.
Entombment: The act of placing the remains of a deceased person in a crypt, in a mausoleum: Sometimes this act may be referred to as "an above ground burial".
Shipping: The act of transferring a deceased to another funeral home, usually out of state. Includes removal of remains, necessary services of staff, embalming, necessary authorization and local transportation to transportation connector (Airline, Train or Bus etc.) This service does not include visitation, rites or ceremonies prior to forwarding the remains. Air Fare, Train or Bus fare etc., is posted as a separate charge.
Direct Burial: This is immediate burial without any attendants, rites, viewing , or ceremonies. This service would include the removal and shelter of remains, local transportation to the cemetery, necessary services of staff and authorizations. When selecting this type of service you may be required to use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of material such as fiber board or composition materials. (with or without an outside covering) or like materials.
Alternatives to traditional services
Direct Cremation: This is immediate cremation without any attendants, rites, viewing or ceremonies. This service would include the removal of remains, local transportation to crematory, necessary services of staff and authorization,. When selecting this type of service you may be required to use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of material such as fiber board or composition materials.
Pre-Arrangements: Making your wishes known in advance, arrangements which have been completed by an individual prior to need. It is often formalized with an agreement to deliver specific goods and services.
E. S. Eley & Sons Funeral Chapel, Inc.
4707 E. Truman Road - Kansas City, Missouri 64127
Office (816) 924-8700 Fax (816) 924-8701