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Private, On-Site Crematory

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Your Loved One Never Leaves Our Care

At Bean Funeral Homes, we are one of the few funeral homes that own and operate our own private crematory. Located inside of our clean and secure Sinking Spring location, the crematory is operated by our licensed funeral directors who are also crematory technicians certified by the Cremation Association of North America. All cremations are performed individually with exacting technical standards. As such, we can provide you with 100% confidence as to whose cremated remains are in the urn and that 100% of the recoverable cremated remains are in the urn.

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Private Identification

We offer a private area where families and those they invite may spend time with their loved one prior to the cremation process taking place. A slumber bed is offered at no extra charge for this service, eliminating the need for a casket or container for viewing and offering a more comfortable and natural setting.

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Available for Your Personal Inspection

Our private crematory is available for your personal inspection at any time. We encourage you to visit and to ask any questions that you may have regarding the cremation process and the services that we offer.

Our Staff Members are Certified Crematory Operators

Our staff members are crematory technicians certified by the Cremation Association of North America, which provides advanced certifications to help insure the highest standards.

Cremation Code of Ethics

At Bean Funeral Homes, we take very seriously our commitment to families that have placed their loved one into our care. The following Cremation Code of Ethics helps you understand your rights and know the cremation process.

  • We exclusively offer the Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee.
  • Only the highest level of dignity and respect will be practiced.
  • Your loved one will be transferred directly from the place of death to our funeral home by our funeral home staff.
  • An identification band is placed on the deceased upon arrival at our funeral home.
  • The deceased will be positively identified prior to cremation.
  • All required documents including authorization, identification, and any other applicable forms will be completed and signed by the appropriate parties prior to cremation.
  • All deceased will be prepared and dressed in a respectful manner prior to cremation.
  • Two individuals, a cremation technician, and a funeral home staff member will review all cremation paperwork and permits. This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received and have been properly documented. Once all documentation is verified, both staff members must sign the cremation order prior to the cremation.
  • The personalized crematory checklist is signed, noting date and time of each step of the cremation process.
  • The crematory located at 3825 Penn Avenue, Sinking Spring, PA 19608 is open and available for your inspection.
  • A personalized crematory checklist is placed by the cremation chamber during the process and a metal identification tag is placed with the urn.
  • No cremation will occur until after the 24-hour period following death as mandated by Pennsylvania State law.
  • No cremation will occur until after the local coroner or medical examiner's office has authorized the cremation to take place as mandated by Pennsylvania State law.
  • Only one deceased's remains will be cremated at a time.
  • The cremated remains will be returned only to the person designated by the authorizing agent.
  • Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated remains.
  • All crematory operators at Bean Funeral Homes are certified by the Cremation Association of North America or another recognized authority.
  • We have Certified Celebrants on staff offering flexibility in services to conduct Life Celebration Services, that will assist and guide you in planning an appropriate, meaningful, funeral or memorial service, either before or after cremation. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to a life well lived and to share the memories of a lifetime.

 If you have any questions or concerns about cremation, please call us at 610 376-1129. We are always available to assist you with your needs and wishes.

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Our Sinking Spring location features a private on-site crematory

 

Testimonials

Dear Mr. Bean,

I would recommend Bean Funeral Home to anyone. I especially commend Joseph McCullough, he is such a wonderful, caring person. Rick, my husband, hand-picked Joe after a Sunday Mass. I thank God I was standing near them that I Heard Rick say to Joe that if anything would happen to him that he wanted Joe to take care of him and his burial. We never dreamed that Rick would pass away so soon and suddenly. I can’t say enough for Joe, he took care of everything and anything I needed. I am so grateful that we met Joe through Patrick, his son, whom Rick loved very much. Patrick used to call Rick “Big Guy”. We recently moved to the Berks County area about 4 ½ years ago. We didn’t know too many places. I thank God for Patrick and Joe. We had people come from different parts of the state and everyone commended what a wonderful job Beans Funeral Home did with the service. You have a wonderful employee. Take good care of Joe, he knows what people want and need. You have a great asset in Joe.

Sincerely, Sue Baumann
06/27/2008
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