Personal Funeral Profile
Benefits of Planning Ahead
Preplanning provides peace of mind for everyone involved. A carefully preplanned service can be the most comforting to your family, as it spares them from having to face decisions that can be both emotionally and financially difficult at the time of death. It becomes comforting to know that they have acted in accordance with your wishes.
Another reason to preplan is to ensure that your family will receive all of the benefits for which they are entitled. It is important that all of your personal records, including investment information, insurance policy numbers, and location of important papers be accessible to your family in the event of a death. All of this and your personal wishes for your funeral can be recorded in our Personal Funeral Profile that we provide to you at no-charge. This ensures that the protection you worked and planned for, will be received by your beneficiaries when they need it most.
Although not required when making pre-arrangements, most people choose to set aside funds that will cover their future funeral and final expenses. We offer a variety of prepayment programs which allow you to control cost, avoid emotional overspending, and guarantee today’s price. One of our family service counselors can meet with you at your home or at our funeral home to explain the various programs and answer any questions.
Pre-arrangements are also important to anyone considering public aid. In addition to a set amount of cash assets, the State Department of Public Aid allows a pre-arranged burial trust fund including casket, vault, cemetery property, grave marker or burial vault. It is wise to make funeral arrangements before the need for aid.