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Cremation Interment Options

Resthaven Memorial Gardens is the first of any cemetery or funeral home in the area to perform cremations on site, without requiring storage or transportation to facilities in surrounding counties. With more than 30 years of experience operating our crematory we offer the best possible care and the widest array of memorialization options.

Overview of Cremation

The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged. Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through application of intense heat. What is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you. You can relieve the burden of these decisions by pre-planning your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored.

Contrary to what some people believe cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, can increase one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.

Importance of memorialization

Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased. Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home for a period of time. Resthaven offers the following memorialization options, among others, for cremated remains.
Memorialization Options for Cremation:

Indoor Glass Front Niches - Your loved one's remains may be placed in an above ground niche. Central Maryland's only Eternally lit, indoor glass-front niches are available, in both individual and companion configurations.

Outdoor Niches - The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in one of our many above ground columbarium niches located throughout the park.

Traditional Burial - In ground burial on a family plot - Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site. Or they may be interred within a beautiful bronze memorial and placed on the family plot.

Private Estates - Portions of the gardens at Resthaven Memorial Gardens have been designated for exclusive familycremation estates. When you work with us to plan your own private estate, you determine how youwant to design your space. You can select a quiet area for a bench or birdbath, design a niche garden,have your own mausoleum constructed, or choose a combination.

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Funeral Pre-Planning

Resthaven offers a variety of plans which help people choose to make memorialization arrangements for themselves in advance. 

Pre-planning allows you to determine how your final arrangements will be carried out, thus reducing family concerns down the road. When you Pre-plan, you have as much time as you need to make well-informed decisions, and to talk about these decisions with your family.


> Urns and Keepsakes Info

Urns and Keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside a glass front niche, or even among other treasured items inside your home.


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Cremation Gardens

Cremation Garden - Remains may be buried in our special urn garden, a comforting setting where family and friends can go for remembrance and quiet reflection.

Indoor Glass Front Niches - Your loved one's remains may be placed in an above ground niche. Central Maryland's only Eternally lit, indoor glass-front niches are available, in both individual and companion configurations. 


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Niches & Columbariums

The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in one of our many above ground columbarium niches located throughout the park.
Traditional Burial - In ground burial on a family plot - Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site. Or they may be interred within a beautiful bronze memorial and placed on the family plot.


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