Why Plan Ahead?

Why Plan Ahead?

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons for why planning ahead may be the best option.


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Why plan ahead for my funeral?

Planning ahead for your funeral costs can be a difficult task. Funeral insurance and trusts are both sound financial planning options that you should consider in advance to ensure your family is well taken care of during this time. You want them to have the best possible experience at such an important event, so make sure they're financially prepared too!


What is the purpose of pre-planning a funeral?

You can preplan your funeral for peace of mind. When you're ready to go, a service will have been planned and all the details are taken care of such as an urn or coffin; embalming (optional); visitation with family members before time for burial/transportation to the cemetery where it's said goodbye one last time.


Why I should preplan my own funeral?

You should pre-plan your own funeral. This might seem like a morbid topic, but it's really not that bad! Pre-planning is an opportunity for you to say goodbye in the way that feels best and relieves loved ones of their burden.


It's Easy

Fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish.

It Lets You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires.

It Relieves Your Family’s Burden

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance.

You Can Pre-pay if You Wish

Pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won’t have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.

What if I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements, and it’s easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.

Where Do I Start?

The first step is to review our Pre-Planning Checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then, you can Pre-Planning Online to create your personalized arrangements. You also can schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff to discuss your options and design your plan in person.

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