Pre-Planning

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No one wants to think about their death, but planning your funeral and cemetery services in advance, but “preplanning” or “prearranging,” is a responsible, caring act that can reduce the stress for your grieving loved ones. We have several plans available and would be happy to discuss them with you.

 

Planning a funeral is already a complicated process, even before adding the difficulty brought on by the emotional stress of losing a loved one. With pre-planning, many of the arrangements can be made ahead of time. This will lessen the burden on the loved ones left behind.

 

The following items can be arranged in advance:

General Preparations

  • Assemble personal information for obituary
  • Choosing a charity for donations
  • Choosing a funeral home

 

Funeral Home Services Preparations

  • Choose burial or cremation
  • Select a casket or cremation container
  • Select a burial vault or cremation urn
  • Choose family viewing or visitation
  • Choose a floral arrangement
  • Select a photograph to be displayed
  • Choose which religious or fraternal items are to be displayed
  • Choose the outfit for the deceased
  • Select music, hymns, and solos
  • Select scripture or literature to be read
  • Choose a memorial register
  • Select memorial folders and acknowledgement cards

 

Transportation Preparations

  • Funeral coach
  • Clergy car
  • Family limousine
  • Pallbearer limousine
  • Flower car

 

Participants

  • Choose clergy or officiator
  • Choose organist or other musical participants
  • Select pallbearers
  • Select family member or friend to perform the eulogy
  • Select family member or friend to read scripture or literature

 

Cemetary Selections

  • Choose a cemetery
  • Select a burial plot or cremation niche
  • Decide whether mausoleum or burial ground
  • Select a headstone or grave marker and insciption

 

Our staff is committed to...

... providing your family with the highest level of compassion, care and professional service in your time of need. We take pride in our responsibility to lighten your burden as you take the first steps toward healing.