The Many Options Available for Final Disposition

When thinking about the future, planning your own end-of-life arrangements may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, our team at Woodlawn Cemetery recognizes just how important a step this is to take. One of the most crucial decisions when preplanning is choosing your final resting place. This will be the location where loved ones will visit for years and years to come, so it’s important to choose a meaningful location.

When you consider your final disposition, whether you have chosen a traditional burial or cremation, there may be more to it than you realize. To help you make this important decision, we’ve outlined three options available her at Woodlawn:

Lot Burial

One of the more traditional options for a final disposition is a lot burial. Here at Woodlawn, you can choose from the following types of lots:

  • Single Lot: provides space for one individual with a marker or upright memorial.
  • Companion Lot: provides space for two individuals, with a shared upright memorial and individual footstones.
  • Estate Lot: provides space for generations of families, with a keystone memorial for the whole family and footstones for each individual.
  • Historic Property Lot: provides space for an individual to be buried near a notable historical figure.

Mausoleums

We also offer the option for private mausoleums, which are custom-built above-ground structures. You can  choose for your final disposition to be within one of our existing mausoleum developments, including our latest development, The Maple Mausoleum. There are additional options within each mausoleum, such as:

  • Crypts for above-ground burial
  • Granite niches for cremation
  • Glass front niches for cremation
  • Individual or companion spaces
  • Private family areas

Cremation

While all of these final disposition locations are available to those who choose cremation, we also offer an additional option: our Brookside Cremation Garden. The Brookside Cremation Garden provides landscape niches, nestled into natural rock alongside a running brook or tucked into the wall of the bridge that crosses the stream. If you would prefer not to be interred, you can choose scattering in our communal receptacle or your own location that you find personally meaningful.

We offer these numerous final disposition options to help you make a decision that is right for you. No matter which option you choose, our staff is here to support you. Contact us today to begin planning your pre-arrangements.