Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but
more adults are finding that planning their own service offers great emotional
and even financial security for them and their families. With preplanning,
families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one
wanted. It also gives them peace of mind to not to make important
decisions at a stressful time.
Our funeral directors will walk you through the prearrangement process. As
members of the National Funeral Directors Association, we recommend
prearranging for everyone. NFDA has developed the Bill of Rights for Funeral
Preplanning as a resource for understanding what to expect from a preneed
If you choose, there are several ways to prepay for your funeral that can offer
you financial benefits. However, prepaying is not required, but an option that
many individuals find helpful.
Making Your Desires Known
This list is far from complete, but it gives you an idea of the many decisions
involved in planning a funeral. We can assist you in all stages of planning, from
evaluating your options to completing paperwork. We retain a complete record
of your plans to ensure they are carried out on your behalf. A funeral trust
account or final expense insurance is not a requirement of pre-arrangement, but
the benefits merit serious consideration.
No matter what your final wishes, planning in advance permits choices and
valuable input from your loved ones. Listed below are some considerations for
your funeral service:
Here to answer your questions
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* Do you wish certain religious or fraternal customs be followed?
* Do you wish to have a military service?
* Do you desire a particular charity as recipient of memorial contributions?
* Do you desire to name pallbearers?
* Do you wish to be buried in particular clothing or jewelry?
* Are there any special readings, biblical passages, or musical selection you prefer?
* Have you selected a cemetery or memorial location?
* What type of monument or marker do you prefer?
* Have you pre-planned and/or prepaid the funeral service?
Finally, be sure to advise your family and friends of your decisions and the
arrangements you have made. Knowing everything is taken care of will give
you and your loved ones peace of mind.
Commonly Asked Questions
What type of service do most families select?
Most families prefer a traditional funeral. However, we offer many other choices to make
the service meaningful to the family. Memorial services, graveside services, special music
request, cremation, military and fraternal tributes are just a few of the options we make
available. We honor any special preference or request.
How expensive is a funeral?
The cost of a funeral depends on what you prefer. There are many services to choose from
and a wide selection of caskets, vaults and other memorials. Advanced planning also helps
you prepare for the expense and permits you to set aside the funds over a period of time.
What if I move away?
We refund 100 percent of what was prepaid if at any time you should move. We can even
recommend a reputable funeral home in your new community. Through pre-arrangement,
you can be confident your wishes will be fulfilled wherever you may live. What if I die
away from home? If you are traveling or visiting another city when death occurs, your
survivors should contact our funeral home immediately. We will make the necessary
arrangements with a funeral home in that location to assist with transfer.