CREMATION SOCIETY OF THE QUAD CITIES™
Frequently Asked Questions
The Cremation Society of the Quad Cities™ offers only a restricted selection of cremation services designed to meet the needs of those who want simple cremation with limited options. We are not a funeral home and do not provide embalming services or caskets.
To receive member pricing, all forms must be completed at least 48 hours prior to death.
Another benefit is that you can choose the cremation services you want and record your wishes in advance. This information will be kept on file until it is needed. Often, survivors do not know information needed, such as someone’s mother’s maiden name, or place of birth. By having that information on hand, arrangements will go more smoothly for your survivors.
Membership allows an individual to sign and authorize his or her own future cremation. In cases where the deceased does not have a next of kin, or has multiple next of kin with differing ideas, having their own signature can be the only way to assure that his or her wishes to be cremated will be followed.
- You can complete the forms online at our website, which is the easiest and recommended way.
- A membership form can be printed from our website. Complete the forms and mail them to our office, 701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265, with a check for the membership fee and any other items you have chosen.
- You can request a membership packet to be mailed to you, and return the completed form to our office .
- Our staff can fill out a membership form for you over the phone. The membership fee can be paid by credit card at that time, and completed documents will be mailed to you for your signature.
The membership fee is not refundable and covers the cost for setting up your account and maintaining your records. It also assures your right to receive member pricing on all services selected.
We offer “away from home” insurance which will pay those costs, or, if desired, will pay to have the deceased individual returned to the Quad Cities for family viewing prior to cremation in our own crematory.
In either instance, it is necessary that we are notified of the death first so that we may select the cremation provider at the place of death.
Can I prepay for my or someone else’s cremation?
Yes. We accept all major credit cards, or we can take cash or a check for prepayment.
Once received in our offices, the signed application and payment will be sent to National Guardian Life Insurance Company. A certificate of insurance will be sent to you by the insurance company in 2-3 weeks.
The member’s funds sit in the insurance policy until the death occurs, at which time the proceeds of the policy are released to us to pay for the services selected. Unless specified as irrevocable, the policy can be canceled at any time with a written request. Canceling the policy prior to death will result in the return of the current cash value which may be less than the amount originally paid.
A family member or the authorizing agent can also choose to witness the cremation.