Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation

When a family in Akron, Cleveland, or Bedford Heights is considering cremation instead of traditional burial, they may wonder if their options are limited or even impersonal – but this is definitely not the case when you choose Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service. More people in Northeast Ohio and around the U.S. are choosing cremation than ever before, and our caring team will explain how we can meet your needs and wishes in creating a meaningful tribute without sacrificing the healing, traditional elements of a burial.

Whether your preferences lean more toward the simple or the elaborate, Calhoun offers many options that work hand-in-hand with cremation, including a visitation, memorial, reception, and other comforting and healing rituals. The compassionate professionals at our three locations will help you put a plan in place to celebrate the life of your loved one in the most personal way possible. Consider the following ideas to memorialize with cremation, while keeping in mind that we will assist you with your choices every step of the way: 

Water Scattering

Your loved one’s final resting place could be a favorite lake or river thanks to a water-soluble urn or through scattering the cremated remains directly into the water. It’s important to note that with any scattering, you’ll want to work closely with our team, both to determine local laws and whether or not you would like to keep a portion of your loved one’s cremated remains in a permanent remembrance

Permanent Possession in Keepsake Jewelry

We can offer you a number of beautiful urns, jewelry pieces, and other keepsakes if you would like to keep your loved one with you always.

Personalized Trench

If your loved one enjoyed a particular park or garden, you may choose to pour their cremated remains into a drawing etched into the earth such as initials, a heart or a special date. 

Reef Construction

Cremated remains are mixed with concrete and placed on the sea floor, providing new marine habitats for fish and other forms of sea life.


Professional pyro-technicians generate a fireworks display using cremated remains combined with explosive materials.


Use cremated remains combined with oil paint to create a painting or to commission a piece of artwork.

Whatever your memorialization choice, know that when you choose us, your loved one will never leave our professional care. Details about some of these services and more are available on our website, or by contacting us at our offices in Akron, Cleveland, or Bedford Heights. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.