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Green Burial

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Ingram, Smith & Turner is the only Approved Provider of the Green Burial Council in Central and Western Oklahoma.  There are multiple standards an approved provider must meet and we are proud to offer these environmentally-friendly options.  Please contact us with any questions you may have or make an appointment to discuss all Green Burial options.

Green Burial, or Natural Burial is a way to care for your loved one with minimal environmental impact.  It allows the physical body to return to the earth naturally without using containers to protect the body.  Visitation may take place in the funeral home or in an approved home environment within the first 24 hours before refrigeration or embalming is required, per Oklahoma state law. Embalming is not required, but it is offered if the family desires an extended public viewing. If embalming is desired, a formaldehyde-free, bio-friendly solution will be used.  The body, either unembalmed or embalmed, will be placed in a biodegradable shroud or casket for burial in a “green cemetery” or “natural burial ground” for those who wish for an environmentally-friendly burial. This option makes it possible for end-of-life choices to mirror the loved one’s value system they had during their life.

  • Natural Burial without embalming
  • Embalm with a formaldehyde-free, bio-friendly solution if desired
  • Preserve natural habitat with shroud or biodegradable, eco-friendly casket made of bamboo or seagrass
  • Optional full tribute service with or without viewing, or a peaceful outdoor graveside gathering
These options meet the requirements for the Green Burial Council national certification for funeral homes and cemeteries that offer the Green or Natural Burial options for the families they serve.
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