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An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, with out ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed-wood.
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.
Outer enclosure for caskets placed in the grave, originally intended to prevent grave robbery.
Originated in ancient Rome as excavated cemeteries cut out of soft rock for the tombs of wealthy christian's, later became a place for religious rites to avoid persecution.
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 results of the reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat.
An environmentally safe casket which is designed for encasing dead human remains for cremation.
Cremation Association of North America
Founded in 1913, CANA is an international organization of cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants. CANA was originally formed to promote cremation as a modem, 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 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.
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.
Monument (Latin for to remind)
A structure, usually of stone or metal, erected to commemorate the life, deeds or career of a deceased person.
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.
A cemetery created and maintained under an act of congress for burial of veterans of military service and their eligible family members.
An arrangement made by the cemetery whereby funds are set aside, the income from which is used to maintain the cemetery indefinitely.
A structure so designed for the temporary storage of bodies which are not to be immediately interred.
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.
One who is in charge of a cemetery, the care taker of a church, Historically the church caretaker who had responsibility for church property, ringing of bells and digging of graves in the church yard cemetery. durring 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 then 45 degrees but less then a 90 degrees in relationship to the terrain.
Real estate property that is part of the cemetery but is not presently suitable for internment, entombment, or inurnment,
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