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Places to Scatter Ashes in Indiana
This stunning 3-acre garden next to the Indianapolis Zoo lets you escape the city and retreat into a lush oasis. Whether by some of the lovely flowers and plants or in the Hilbert Conservatory, this could be a very memorable place to scatter your loved ones ashes. Be sure to contact them before arriving.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Indiana
Indiana law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering. A form documenting the disposition of ashes must be filled with the county recorder within 10 days of placement or scattering.
Indiana Cremation FAQs
What veterans benefits are available in Indiana?
The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.
What is the average cost of cremation in Indiana?
According to US Funerals online, a cremation and memorial service in Indiana costs between $1,500 and $4,000 while a direct cremation averages between $800 and $2,500.
What is state cremation rate?
Indiana cremation rate is 41-50%, according to 2018 CANA Annual Report.
How many funeral homes are in Indiana?
There are 650 funeral homes in 353 cities of Indiana.
Indiana State Facts
State Nickname: The Hoosier State
State Motto: The Crossroads of America
State bird: Cardinal
State tree: Tulip Tree
State flower: Peony
Bonus fact 1: The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4th, 1871.
Bonus fact 2: Santa Claus, Indiana receives more than a half million letters and requests at Christmas time.
Bonus fact 3: Over 20% of all the world’s popcorn is made in Indiana.
Bonus fact 4: A popular nickname for Indiana is “Mother of Vice Presidents”, as 5 Indiana natives were elected vice president: Schuyler Colfax, Thomas A Hendricks, Charles W Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall, and Dan Quayle.
Bonus fact 5: It is illegal for Indiana liquor stores to sell a cold soft drink or water.
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Online Direct Cremation Services
Our affordable plans have helped 100,000’s of Americans during one of life’s most challenging moments. We are proud to serve in Indiana and to offer our families options to pre arrange with us. Indiana residents can now make arrangements from the privacy of their home. Our simple 4 step process makes it easy to plan ahead. If at any point you have questions or would like to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, just call our local office. We are here to help.
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