site image

Cremation Services

site image

There are many reasons why you may consider cremation services when making funeral arrangements. In Shillington, PA, our clients are increasingly choosing cremations for their loved ones and combining them with a customized memorial service. It offers the opportunity to ensure a personalized goodbye that can be shared by family and friends.


At Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we are here to provide continued assistance as you make decisions about your loved one’s final journey. By remaining attentive to your questions and concerns, we support you throughout the entire process so you feel satisfied with the type of service you are planning.


In the United States, more than half of Americans are now choosing cremation as opposed to a traditional burial as it can offer several benefits while remaining and respectful and personal way to say goodbye.


Cremation costs can be significantly less expensive than a traditional burial, making way for the bigger purchases, such as the casket or headstone.

Cemetery Availability

Available space is becoming increasingly limited across cemeteries, which can make finding a plot more challenging and increase costs.

Environmental Considerations

Cremation causes less disturbance to the earth. You can also avoid the strong embalming chemicals for a wake, which often accompanies a traditional burial.

Freedom and Flexibility

Cremation holds diverse options, including scattering your loved one’s ashes, keeping them within an urn, or even integrating them into a piece of jewelry.

Religious Leniency

Christianity, namely Catholicism, is becoming more open-minded toward the practice of cremation which is prompting more people to consider it.

site image

What does cremation entail?

Cremation services are handled with great care and sensitivity. The act of cremation itself is technical and detailed. The process involves the deceased’s body being turned into ash via a specialized furnace called a crematory or crematorium.

It is a meaningful alternative to burial that gives you the opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one through creative, personalized options. We are here every step of the way to honor the wishes of your loved one.

site image

How to arrange for a cremation service

Whether selecting basic cremation services to more elaborate options, there are no limits to creating a personalized remembrance of your loved one. This is an important time to honor and remember their life, share memories, say goodbye, and provide closure.

There are an array of memorial opportunities that accompany cremation, including:

● Intimate visitations

● Public or private funerals

● Memorial services

● A witness cremation

● A graveside service

● And much more

Our cremation specialists are available to address any and all questions, concerns, and requests.  Contact Us


Respecting your wishes remains our highest priority. We guide you through each step of the process, including the signing of authorized documents, service charges, the entire cremation process, and returning the remains to you.

We are committed to offering a service that values and honors your loved one in the best way.

Meaningful Clothing

Is there an article of clothing – perhaps a dress or military uniform – that held particular meaning for your loved one? We’ll discuss this with you during the cremation arrangement conversation. Our funeral director will provide counsel regarding the inclusion of jewelry and other valuable personal items.

Cremation Keepsakes & Jewelry

Are there any keepsakes or jewelry that merit inclusion within the cremation casket, or is there a cherished photograph, letter or memento you would like to include? A special touch can involve family members writing cards or letters to their loved one which can be placed inside the casket prior to cremation.


We respect the grieving process and understand there are different ways of marking someone’s passing. We welcome interested family or friends to be present or participate in some way during cremation. Our funeral director is available to answer any questions surrounding these possibilities. 

We are here to Listen

We are a family-run business, and we approach everything from a spirit of compassion, empathy, and respect during this difficult time.

site image

cremation options

We are caring cremation experts who promise each family we serve the highest level of:

  • Courteous, professional service. Our dedicated staff will take care of all details, including prompt filing of required permits and notifications. Accurate completion of these essential documents not only ensures their acceptance by local or state agencies; it guarantees your loved one's cremation will not be delayed.
  • Respectful care of the deceased and timely completion of cremation process. Your loved one will be attended to by certified crematory operators; each of whom has been trained to provide both compassionate care for the deceased, and conscientious attention to detail throughout the cremation process.
  • Safekeeping and prompt return of cremated remains. We know it's important for the families we serve to know their loved one will be coming home as soon as possible. That's why we promise to notify you as soon as their ashes become available, and safeguard their urn until the time you are ready to receive them.
  • A memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased. There are many advantages to taking some time to remember the life lived, share stories and laugh about all of the memories. Our team can help you plan a fitting memorial service with or without the cremation urn present, at our facility or in a place of your choosing.

We offer three cremation options; each can be modified to meet your needs:

  1. Traditional cremation services. These are much like a traditional funeral. The body of the deceased, placed in a specially-selected cremation casket or a rental casket, is the focal point of the service. A visitation can take place prior to the funeral service and the cycle is completed with the cremation rather than a traditional burial. Once the cremation has occurred, the cremated remains are returned to your family. You can then decide to scatter, bury, or retain the cremated remains in an urn.
  2. Memorial gathering after the cremation has taken place. This can occur at any time after the cremation process. The urn is usually on display at the service, which can take place in any setting preferred by the family.
  3. Direct cremation. This involves completion of all required paperwork and the transportation of the deceased from the hospital, home, nursing facility, or coroner's office to the crematory.

Visit our funeral home or contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss our cremation services. Our specialists are available to answer any questions, address concerns, provide detailed information, and to support you during the entire process.

© 2023 Klee Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility