The person legally entitled to order the cremation of the decedent is the authorizing agent(s). The right to control the
disposition of the remains of a deceased person, unless other directions have been given by the decedent, vests in
and the duties of disposition devolved upon the authorizing agent(s).
The surviving spouse of the decedent or,
The surviving adult children of the decedent. Number of surviving adult children: or,
The surviving parents of the decedent. Number of surviving adult parents: or,
The surviving adult grandchildren of the decedent. Number of surviving adult grandchildren: or,
The surviving adult siblings of the decedent. Number of surviving adult siblings: or,
The next closest surviving adult relative of the decedent. Relationship: or,
In the absence of any of the above, a court order must be obtained. (A copy of the order must be attached).
The authorizing agent(s) shall carefully read and understand the following statements before signing this authorization.
The authorizing agent(s) shall complete the segment directing the final disposition of the cremated remains. The crematory will not conduct any cremation nor accept body for cremation unless it has a cremation authorization form signed by the authorizing agent(s).
( Must have printed and filled out to have mortuary take in to our care the deceased after an autopsy and or police investigation.) Fax form to your designated mortuary and to the medical examiners office as noted on form.)