It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Planning your own funeral is not something that you may like to think about. In fact, we’re fairly confident that, if left to your own devices, you just might choose to avoid it altogether.
But, what happens if you do? Let us say just two words: nothing good.
By avoiding end-of-life planning, you’re really giving up your authority over some of the most critical decisions you would ever make in your lifetime, leaving them to be made by relatives who are caught in the emotional turmoil of grief after losing someone they loved.
When you do the right thing, and decide to make your funeral pre-arrangements, you can do so at your own pace, when you feel calm, healthy, and rational.
We promise to make it as easy on you as possible. You can pre-arrange your funeral using our secure Pre-Arrange Online network, or visit us at the funeral home.
You can also make pre-arrangements for a loved one. If you have any questions or would prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact us.
About Funeral Pre-Planning
Thinking about the inevitability of one's death is a subject that few like to consider. For many, actually moving ahead with the pre-planning or pre-paying for their funeral is even more difficult to act on.
When one begins to understand the financial and emotional pressure that a funeral can thrust on our loved ones, it becomes clear that planning in advance is a considerate and responsible thing to do.
Similar to the protection that life insurance provides for loved ones; planning a funeral in advance can protect loved ones from much more than just financial concerns. You have always been there to protect them throughout your life, why not after your death?
With the large number of options and considerations available to individuals today, it is important to speak with someone you can trust.
We can guide you through the many options and considerations to help you determine the arrangements that best suite your needs. We will help you find a balance between the emotional, spiritual and financial needs of your surviving loved ones after you have gone.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
When is the Best Time to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?
The best time to begin making your prearrangements is now, while you're thinking about it. While some people in their 40's and 50's may think it's too early to preplan, people who do say that prearranging their funerals is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind knowing they aren't leaving this burden to family members. By taking time now to collect cost information and calmly making choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you'll be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need ... and pay for them now. Prepaid Investments through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.
The Six Common Reasons for Prearranging Funerals:
Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals than ever before. Because of the factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral can make a lot of sense. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for prearranging their own funerals:
♦ Lets your wishes be known.
♦ Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time.
♦ Saves money
♦ Guarantees your family will never have to pay more for your funeral — no matter
what happens with inflation.
♦ Shows you care.
♦ Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility.
Building a Legacy of Memories
As part of your final care plans, you may want to secure your memories and stories. We offer guidelines in preparing for your online memorial tribute, the Book of Memories™, and companion video.
Organ & Tissue Donation
Are you or a loved one considering organ donation? Our list of common questions will help in making that decision. We also invite you to speak with our knowledgeable staff.
There’s so much to consider. If you're making final arrangements for yourself or a loved one, this
checklist will help you make sure every detail is handled properly.
If you’re ready to get started, you’ll find this four step online planning tool a snap to use. You’ll create a private account, empowering you to change or update your plan easily.