In today's society, three basic forms of final disposition are practiced.
The first is earth burial, which continues to be the form of disposition chosen most often. There are many options when choosing earth burial.
Green Burials are the option for earth burial only using bio-degradable materials.
There is a special kind of nature preserve cemetery called Foxfield Preserve.
Cremation is also a choice. This is a process of preparing the body for final disposition whereby the body is reduced to its original elements by intense heat over several hours to a few pounds of small 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. Cremated remains may also be scattered where permitted by law.
Organ donation is truly a gift of life that keeps on giving. Organs that can be donated are the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys.
Finally, entombment in a crypt is also a choice and is one of the oldest forms of disposition. Today many cemeteries maintain crypts for entombment, which may be in a mausoleum or in an outdoor garden.