Transporting Human Remains

By: Vito Arahovites
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The death of a loved one is always a difficult time, and making funeral arrangements is a tough process, and that’s without added complications like having to transport human remains to a different city or state for the funeral service.

The grief and sadness you feel at the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, and it may often seem like you have nowhere to turn when you have questions about planning and organizing a funeral, especially if you need to move the body first. But many funeral homes are quite experienced with the transportation of human remains, and all you need to do is make a single phone call to get the process in motion.

Who to Call When You Need to Transport Remains

If your loved one passes away in a different state from where the viewing and funeral (or memorial) service will be held, you don’t have to worry about shipping the remains or stressing over how to get your loved one home. In fact, you don’t even need to contact multiple funeral homes to make arrangements for the transportation of the body. As long as the viewing and funeral will all be taking place in the state where your loved one will end up, you only need to contact the funeral home that will be arranging the funeral where your loved one’s final wishes will be carried out.

In fact, many funeral homes even offer funeral packages that can include the transfer of remains from the place of passing to the final resting place. And because funeral homes have experience with funeral shipping, they can make sure that the remains are transported in a proper shipping container rather than a casket, which can become damaged during the transportation process.

Why Would Someone Need to Transport a Body?

There are many reasons why a family might need to transport the remains of a loved one after death. For members of the military, they can choose to be buried in any national cemetery, provided there is space. In that instance, the family may wish to transfer the body and hold the funeral service at the final resting place.

Another reason you may need to transport human remains is because the chosen resting place of the deceased is in a different state, perhaps because that’s where a family plot is located, where a spouse or child is buried, or because that location had special significance to the deceased.

Arranging a funeral and coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough without the added stress of having to transfer your loved one’s body for the funeral. Instead of trying to plan it yourself, consider letting an experienced funeral home organize the transportation of your loved one. With a single phone call, you can discuss the packages that include funeral shipping, and get the ball rolling to get your loved one safely to his or her final resting place.

If you have any questions about this article, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

The Importance Of A Funeral Procession

When you think of funeral processions; long rows of cars, large crowds, and important people come to mind. But this process is also a part of regular funerals involving a small group of family and ...

How to Help a Friend Through the Grieving Process

Watching a friend grieve is never easy. You want to offer help, support them in their time of pain, but don’t how to approach the situation. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we have seen many fri...

Benefits of Planning Your Funeral While You’re Still Alive

The prospect of planning a funeral is already unpleasant; few want to actually plan their own while they’re living and hoping for a long life. However, there are a number of benefits of pre-plannin...

4 Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

Saying goodbye for the last time can be challenging and most people want to give their loved ones a proper send off. There are many unique and interesting ways to memorialize your loved one, honori...

A Guide to the Benefits Available to Veterans

The military provides veterans with a number of benefits and funeral benefits are one of them. It’s vital that veterans and their family members be aware of what these benefits are, and what kind o...

Pre-Planning: The Time is Now

It’s rare to find a person that proactively thinks about their death and how their funeral service should be conducted etc. If you are in good health you may feel that the concept of pre-planning a...

Techniques for Handling Challenging Anniversaries after a Death

Anniversaries are important milestones in a person’s life. For example, a marriage anniversary is a special day to celebrate a lifelong commitment. Such events ensure you don’t take life for grante...

Online Grief Support Resources

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be a long, painful, and lonely process. Many people are forced to ignore their own grief and be brave for the more vulnerable members of their family. This...

Should I or Shouldn’t I Go to the Funeral?

When someone you know, passes away, there are times when you are unsure of whether you should attend the funeral or not. This is especially true if you had a complex relationship with the deceased ...

What Do Funeral Directors Do for a Family?

When a family member passes away, there are a number of things that have to be taken care of. You need to inform family and friends about the demise, start organizing and making arrangements for th...