When a death occurs, cremation is now the most popular choice in Western New York and the nation. But what happens after cremation? Everyone deserves a permanent, protected place of rest, as well as a lasting memorial tribute – both things that only a cemetery can provide. At Lancaster Rural Cemetery, ashes can be buried in ground (in a grave), or above ground in a columbarium. Once you make that choice, you can then choose how you and/or your loved one will be memorialized.