Independence, the seat of Jackson County, Missouri, is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is the fifth-largest city in the state, with a population of more than 117,000. There are several funeral homes in Independence, providing plenty of choice to bereaved families and individuals in the city and the surrounding area.
There are several crematoriums in the city area, along with around 13 cemeteries and memorial gardens, both historical and operational, including Woodlawn Cemetery on South Noland Road, Mount Washington Cemetery on South Brookside Avenue, and Lobb Cemetery on Lobb Cemetery Road.
Independence has a large range of places of worship, counting among others: Christ United Methodist Church on East 39th Street, First Presbyterian Church on North Pleasant Street, Congregation Kol Ami on Walnut Street, and Masjid Al-Huda Center on Van Brunt Boulevard.
Missouri state requires a death to be registered within five days at the local registrar. Embalming or refrigeration is a legal requirement if the burial or cremation will not take place within 24 hours. Embalming may also be necessary in certain circumstances if your loved one is going to be transported, or if the death was due to an infectious disease. In Missouri, there are no specific restrictions applicable to the scattering or keeping of ashes. Funeral homes in Independence will be able to provide further information about how these laws may apply to your case.
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