A Funeral Home
staff will meet with you privately for an "arrangement
conference”. It’s the ideal opportunity to ask questions,
share your preferences, and learn about the different service
and merchandise options available to you. At this time you can:
Decide on the
kind of service, and where you would like it to take place;
casket or cremation container (a simple wood casket or box
designed specifically for cremation);
Choose an urn
(a container that holds the cremated remains);
Decide on the
final resting place and farewell service;
Plan the post
funeral gathering for family and friends
two people are alike. So why should their funerals be?
arranging a funeral with us, you will find that we will go to
great lengths to design a service that honors your loved one's
life in a manner they would have wanted.
will listen carefully for what is meaningful to you and your
loved one and encourage you to incorporate those ideas or
thoughts into the funeral service.
to personalize a funeral:
loved one in clothing from his or her own wardrobe that
reflects his or her unique personality;
family and friends to bring photographs and special items to
display on a "memory "table. This could include
objects that reflect a favorite hobby like golf, gardening
video presentation during the service that incorporates home
movies of your loved one;
the casket by selecting a favorite color, material, cap
panel, life style corners, or keepsakes;
music, not just traditional hymns, but songs that were
meaningful to your loved one;
personal eulogies from family members and good friends that
pay tribute to your loved one.
Arrangements can be made either at the time of need, or can be
planned in advance of need.
Need” refers to the time
when a death has occurred and the need for making funeral
arrangements is immediate. Making arrangements for the
appropriate farewell of a loved one is complicated by the need
to make decisions quickly and by the emotional realities of the
trained and experienced funeral professionals will meet
privately with the family to review all of the service and
merchandise options available so as to provide the family with
the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.
goal is to guide the family through this important process by
truly understanding their wishes and creating a uniquely
personal and special occasion that will be shared by family and
friends, and warmly remembered by all.
care continues after the funeral as we help the survivor to
begin to make the transition of life without their loved one.
Our Family Service Counselors will advise families on a number
of details that have to be taken care of after a death has
occurred, including: the completion of all necessary forms to
apply for government and insurance related benefits; locating
and reviewing deceased’s will; inventory assets; transfer of
liquid assets; inventory liabilities; insurance details.
Planning or “Pre Need”
refers to the situation where one can make their own funeral
arrangements well in advance of when they will be needed. Our
experienced funeral planning professionals will meet with you to
design a farewell event that respects your beliefs, traditions
the details of your funeral and cemetery arrangements also
relieves your loved ones of having to make these difficult
decisions during an extremely stressful time. Preplanning allows
you to save money by guaranteeing your costs at the date that
you finalize your details.