What is Peace of Mind Cremation?
At the Illinois Cremation Centers you can be worry free about the care of your loved one. We are the
only cremation society in the state of Illinois to operate its own cremation equipment. That means we
can personally oversee the care and disposition of your loved one from start to finish. We have developed
the most rigorous set of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize our level of quality and
care. Positive identification of the deceased is assured throughout each stage of the cremation process.
We only allow certified professionals to operate our cremation equipment. Illinois Cremation Centers are
the only crematory in the state of Illinois that offers SecurIDy a bar-coded cremation tracking system on
your loved one.
“We have developed the most rigorous set of operating policies and
procedures in order to maximize our level of quality and care.”
Listed below is our "10 Step Identification Process"
1. Upon arrival to the crematory your loved one will receive a unique bar code that
will remain with them throughout the whole cremation process
2. Place wrist identification on deceased. If family is present, invite them to write
name on tag.
3. Deceased is placed in cremation container (law in Illinois) and the person's name
is written directly on the container.
4. Family signs an authorization for cremation, verifying the death of their loved one
and giving us permission in writing to do the cremation.
5. The county medical examiner or coroner acknowledges awareness of the death
and verifies cause of death or requires an autopsy or investigation. The death is
recorded with the county and a cremation permit is issued.
6. The death certificate and medical examiners' permits are filed with the State.
Certified copies of the death certificate are available to the family and a State
permit is issued, giving us the authority to perform the cremation. Only now
can the cremation be performed.
7. Crematory operator fills out a crematory control sheet, which requires two
personnel to sign off on prior to the cremation being performed.
8. The cremation is logged in the record book. The name of the deceased, date,
cremation chamber used, time started and operator's name are recorded.
Copies of #3, #4, #5 and #6 are attached to the outside of the cremation
9. Paperwork is prepared in the office while the cremation is taking place.
Immediately following the completion of the cremation the cremated remains
are placed in an urn with the deceased's name already on the container.
10. The cremated remains are returned to the family. The family must show picture I.D.
and sign a release stating that they are taking custody of the cremated remains.