Because death is such a sensitive subject, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you through this journey.
How much does a funeral cost? Funeral costs vary depending on the type of burial or cremation you choose and what options you choose for the service. Prices greatly vary for items like caskets, urns, memorial markers and memorial monuments. We are happy to help you choose which best suits your budget.
Am I able to pre-arrange and pre-pay for my own funeral? Yes, absolutely. Pre-arranged and pre-paid funerals are becoming more and more common these days. There are many benefits of pre-arranging and pre-paying for your own funeral. Not only does it guarantee that your wishes are granted, it also alleviates the stress of planning your funeral from your family. Plus, you pay today’s prices so it saves money. We have many clients who choose this route and can walk you through the process if you choose this path as well.
When should I contact a funeral home when a loved one has passed? You can contact us as soon as your loved one has been confirmed deceased by an official. If he or she has passed at home, contact local authorities. If he or she has passed in a hospital or hospice center, they will take care of it for you. We can be reached day or night to begin making arrangements.
How many copies of a death certificate do I need? Typically, you will need one for each bank account, stocks or bonds, insurance policy, credit card, and any owned property. We can order these for you upon request.
What information is needed for the death certificate? The death certificate requires a name, date of birth, social security number, date of death, place of birth, residence at time of death, marital status at time of death, surviving spouse’s name, military service, names of the deceased’s parents, their birthplaces, the deceased’s occupation, and highest level of education completed.
Who handles the obituary? Our funeral director will help you write the obituary for both local newspapers and out of town newspapers. He will also assist with ordering flowers, choosing prayer cards, and deciding on burial arrangements – including those with military honors. We have many years of experience with this process. You are in good hands!
What are some other services offered by a funeral home director? Funeral directors wear many hats. From helping prepare funeral services to burial services to obtaining a death certificate and writing the obituary, a funeral director works hard to meet all of your needs and the needs of your loved ones. We file all the necessary paperwork you need and handle or assist with each step of the funeral process. Our job is to provide a funeral experience that celebrates the life of your loved one in a dignified manner.