Funeral Pre-planning

Talking about death and discussing funeral arrangements are often difficult. Yet a death in the family may create problems for survivors which can sometimes be alleviated by pre-planning funeral services.  By pre-planing a funeral service you can remove an emotional burden from those you love. You have the ability to express your own memorial and funeral service wishes, and often relieve the financial burden from those you love.

Here are some things to consider when preparing for a funeral service:

  1. Funeral Pre-financing

    We have the expertise to go over what is available and that it follows state regulations

  2. Legal aspects of death

    This is known as the estate of the deceased

  3. Selecting a cemetery plot

    Purchasing a Monument or Memorial

     

Personal Information

  1. Wills
  2. Record of Personal Affairs:
    • Attorney
    • Accountant
    • Executor
    • Bank Accounts: 
      • Savings
      • Checking
      • Safe deposit box
    • Investments
      • Stocks
      • Bonds
      • Stockbroker or companies holding these investments
    • Life Insurance
      • Name of company & policy number
    • Pensions
    • Income tax return
    • Automobile titles/ registrations
    • Birth certificate 
    • Marriage/ divorce certificate
  3. Special instructions

 

Funeral Arrangements

  1. Funeral home to contact
  2. Cemetery Information
    • Cemetery
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Plot number
    • Whose name for plot
  3. Cremation – disposition of ashes
  4. Funeral Service
    • Church
    • Funeral Home
    • Other
  5. Clergyman
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone number
  6. Music
  7. Clothing
  8. Pallbearers
  9. Flowers
  10. Memorials
  11. Lodge or Military Service contact information
  12. Other personal requests

 

Biographical Information

  1. High School
  2. College
  3. Degrees
  4. Church Membership
  5. Employment History
  6. Veteran’s Service Record
  7. Family Record – Children, relatives