The Preserve at Woodland Memorial Park..... Green Natural Burial

Turning to the rich history of the rural cemeteries of the 19th century, the architects of Woodland Memorial Park have preserved the historic elements of a time when cemeteries became, not only places of mourning but also places for those wanting to experience the peacefulness and serenity of a beautiful park.

What is Green / Natural Burial?

Green Burial, also referred to as natural burial, is an alternative to conventional interment. It allows you or your loved one to return to the earth naturally. With Green Burial, the body is prepared without the use of toxic embalming chemicals. The body is then interred or buried in a natural setting using materials that are biodegradable and have minimal impact on the environment.

The body is buried in a "Green" burial container, which comes in a variety of materials. However, burial containers (shroud, urn or casket) that may be used must be comprised of natural, plant-based, earthen materials such as bamboo, pine or willow. The containers do not contain chemicals and are fully biodegradable. The use of concrete liners is not permissible for Green Burial. Our Green Burial packages provide everything necessary for a graveside burial.

Green Burial helps to preserve the land in its most natural state. It promotes land preservation and habitat restoration. Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery is a hybrid burial ground with "one leaf" rating certification and meets the guidelines for Green Burial set by the Green Burial Council. Call us at (918) 245-4142 and speak with one of our experienced staff members so we can help you arrive at the perfect decision for you, and your family.

Legacy is about life. We want to help families reveal and preserve the essence of one's life. About the times we've lived in, the people and events that have shape us, how and whom we've loved, what has stirred us and how we've tried. When there's been laughter and when the tears have come -- those times are important to be passed on to the next generation.

By choosing Dillon Funeral Service, you have the use of our Legacy Chapel.  Our Legacy Chapel is a 3,200 square-foot facility that is conveniently located on the beautiful grounds amidst the towering trees at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sometimes the thought of planning a funeral seems too difficult for those who've suffered a loss. We're here to help lighten your burden and remind you of the true value a ceremony can hold for you and your family.

The Healing Power of Memorial Services

Coping with a loss is never easy, and services are an essential part of the recovery process. A Funeral service provides those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with their loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing and peace. No matter the setting, style, or direction you choose, our professional staff are honored to assist you in creating a service that reflects your loved one's unique life journey.


Burial Services

There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending on your individual needs and preferences:

Funeral or Memorial Services can take place at a funeral home, in a church or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. For more information on personalization, visit our page on Celebrating Life.

Visitation (also called a "viewing", "wake" or "calling hours") allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.

Graveside or Committal Services
 are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.

Immediate Burial
 means that your loved one's physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.


Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case - when you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:

Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche, urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations.

Graveside Services
 are similar to those celebrated alongside traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains to honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.

 allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for internment or another form of disposition.

Placing cremated remains in multiple urns
 allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.

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