05. Cemetery and Crematory Operations
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an unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed-wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering) or like materials.
imitation grass made in mat form and used at the cemetery to cover the earth around the grave.
the lower or supporting part of a monument. In some monuments, there may be a first, second, and third base.
Bevel Top Marker
a small headstone, set above ground, with a slightly slanting top.
a subdivision of a cemetery containing several lots.
outer enclosure for caskets placed in the grave; originally intended to prevent grave robbery.
Canopy (Cemetery tent)
a portable shelter employed to cover the grave area during the
originated in ancient Rome as excavated cemeteries cutout of soft rock for the tombs of wealthy Christians; later became a place for religious rites to avoid persecution.
an area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies.
a monument erected to the memory of the dead, with the dead human body not present.
a structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains.
a container used to hold a dead human body which is constructed out of a type of cardboard, which is made with a series of alternate folds and ridges.
the result of the reduction of a dead body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat.
an environmentally safe casket which is designed for encasing dead human remains for cremation.
the reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort or chamber.
Cremation Association of North America
founded in 1913, CANA is an international organization of geriatricians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants. CANA was originally formed to promote cremation as a modern, safe and hygienic way of dealing with a dead human body.
a furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies; a
building that houses a retort.
a chamber in a mausoleum, of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person.
main part of a monument, the upright portion above the base where the inscription is located.
the placing of remains in a crypt in a mausoleum.
an inscription placed on a monument to commemorate the deeds or qualities of the departed.
a small headstone which is set with its top even with the surrounding terrain.
an excavation in the earth as a place for interment.
a ceremony or ritual, religious or otherwise, conducted at the grave.
webbing or similar material used for lowering the casket into the grave
a type of cemetery monument in which the die is wider than it is tall.
to bury in the ground.
Interment (Burial, Inhumement/lnhumation)
the act of placing the dead human body in the ground.
the act of placing cremains in an urn. (CANA definition) act of placing cremated remains in a niche or grave.
grave space where two or more persons may be buried in grave liners, which have been stacked one on top of the other with the first person who dies being buried in the deepest grave liner, with subsequent burials on top.
a subdivision of a cemetery which consists of several graves or interment spaces.
a mechanical device used to lower a casket into the ground.
a small headstone, usually of one piece, used to identify individual graves.
an above ground structure or building containing crypts or vaults for entombment of caskets; which may also include niches for cremated remains.
chamber within a mausoleum or building structure, usually constructed of reinforced concrete, can be assembled above or below ground. Memorial m a physical object that is designed for the purpose of remembering.
a scheduled assembly of family and friends following a death.
a cemetery or section of a cemetery with only flush to the ground type markers.
funeral rites with the body not present.
a structure, usually of stone or metal, erected to commemorate the life, deeds, or career of a deceased person; derived from the Latin word meaning "to remind."
ancient Viking custom; after deceased was placed in his boat with items necessary for the spirit to maintain the position held on earth, all was cremated and the pyre then covered with earth. (F&S)
a cemetery created and maintained under an Act of Congress for burial of veterans of military service and their eligible family members.
a recess or space in a columbarium used for the permanent placing of cremated remains. The aesthetic covering for the foot cap or inner foot panel of the casket.
receptacle for communal placement of cremated remains.
an arrangement made by the cemetery whereby funds are set aside, the income from which is used to maintain the cemetery indefinitely.
a leak resistant zippered bag designed to contain a dead human body and body fluids and is used mainly for the removal of dead human remains from the place of death.
a structure so designed for the temporary storage of bodies which are not to be immediately interred.
the burning chamber in a crematory.
a section in a cemetery set aside for the scattering of cremated human remains.
a subdivision of a cemetery containing several blocks.
one who is in charge of the cemetery; the caretaker of a church. Historically, the church caretaker who had responsibility for church property, ringing of bells and digging of graves in the churchyard cemetery. During the Middle Ages most funeral practices were under the direction of church officials.
a cemetery marker that has a face that has an angle greater than 45 degrees but less than 90 degrees in relationship to the terrain.
a general term designating those places suitable for the reception of a dead human body.
real estate property that is part of the cemetery but is not presently suitable for interment, entombment, or inurnment.
a Container for cremated remains; a vase with a foot or pedestal.
a type of cemetery monument in which the die is taller than it is wide.