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What is Involved in Scattering Ashes?

  What is exactly involved in an ashes scattering ceremony? Who actually scatters the ashes? Are there any laws that apply to this type of service? Do I need a minister or can I spread the ashes myself?

Public Health considers cremation to be the final disposition of the body, there are no laws on how the ashes are to be treated. You can spread the ashes yourself more or less where ever you want.

Now when it comes to the cemetery they may have requirements to be followed. These are not state laws but at any given cemetery these requirements must be followed.

Typically a cemetery will have one of the grounds maintenance people scatter the ashes in a flower bed (for a charge). Check with your local cemetery to find their regulations.

Having or not having a minister is your decision. -- Jon Roeder


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