Your Loved One Never Leaves Our Care
At Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors we own and operate our own crematory with licensed and certified staff. Many other funeral homes hire third party crematories. These often have multiple funeral homes transferring remains in and out at any given time. This makes it nearly impossible for those other funeral homes to manage and supervise the cremation as well as Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors can do for you.
Safeguarding Personal Identity
To ensure security, and eliminate the possibility of any error, Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors will place a personal identification band on your loved one at the moment your loved one is transferred to our care.
Our Unique Tracking System
At Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors, every person in our care is logged into our tracking system and assigned an identification number, which is stamped into a stainless steel identification disc. This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process. Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival at our facility and name of the transfer technician. Personal belongings are cataloged and placed in a secure area for their return to the family.
If requested our staff will bathe and dress your loved one in the clothes provided by the family or a gown we provide. Then, we will ask you, or a representative, to positively identify him or her prior to cremation in the casket or cremation container of your choice.
Our Cremation Process
Every staff member involved with cremation at Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors is recertified every two years. Our high standards require that two individuals will review all cremation paperwork prior to cremation. This is to ensure authorizations have been received and have been properly documented. Once all documentation is verified, both staff members must sign the cremation order, prior to the cremation.
We record the name of your loved one, the date and time of the cremation, identification number, crematory operator’s name, as well as additional information regarding the cremation. Our crematory log is dated and the start time is noted and initialed by our cremation technician before and after the cremation.
The crematory documents, personal identification band and stainless steel identification disc are placed on the outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process.
After The Cremation
After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed with the stainless steel identification disc into an urn. You will be presented with an official Certificate of Cremation when you receive the cremated remains that guarantees all the above steps have been followed.
If you have any questions about the cremation process at Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors, or if you would like to inspect our crematory, please do not hesitate to contact us at (719) 542–1552.