Pre-Arrangement Makes Sense

Today, more people are recognizing that planning a funeral in advance of need demonstrates love and consideration toward their family members. 

It is a thoughtful decision that reduces the stress of indecision and uncertainty when a death occurs. The following information has been prepared to answer some of the questions we frequently receive about pre-arrangement.

“Why do people pre-arrange a funeral service for themselves or a family member?”
There are many good reasons.  Some plan ahead because there will be no one who is capable of making responsible decisions.  Others have definite preferences concerning their funeral service, and they want their families to be informed and involved in those decisions.

Many people pre-arrange because they like the peace of mind knowing there will be adequate funds to cover funeral expenses.  Also, pre-payment can provide you real benefits when  applying for Medicaid in the United States.  Most importantly, pre-arrangement guarantees that rational decisions can be made ahead of time without the usual urgencies when death takes place.

“What Steps Are Involved?”
After you determine your funeral preferences, we will explain your options and guide you in establishing your own plans.  You should find the advice of your family, clergy, and your funeral director especially helpful when considering the options.  We will record certain vital information and gather documents for the required forms.  Next, you can select a casket, burial vault, and other merchandise associated with the services.  Finally, you may pay for the services and merchandise ahead of time through one of our payment programs.

“What Will The Pre-Arranged Funeral Service Cost?”
The cost is a matter of your choice.  All of your selections and options are featured in our itemized pricing guide.  This guide provides factual information concerning each item and its price.

Funding the pre-arranged service is a choice most people make to ease possible financial pressures on their family.  Pre-funding allows you to pay for the funeral service at current prices.  As your plan grows over time, it offsets inflation and should provide adequate funds for the future cost of the funeral.  We will explain our funding plans and assist you in arranging one that is most convenient and advantageous.

Knowledgeable Counsel . . . Peace of Mind
We will be pleased to meet with you at any time.  In quiet privacy, we can provide attentive answers to your questions concerning pre-arrangement.  We take the time to carefully explain your choices and provide full information.  As funeral directors, we frequently see how satisfied people are once major decision are made and a payment method is established.