You can fill out a pre-planning form
online, and a member of the staff
will get in touch with you as soon as possible, or you can contact Sandra Wadkins.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
Why plan ahead?
- Planning your funeral service, preparing your will, tax planning and obtaining adequate
life insurance is a responsible part of protecting your family's future.
- Funeral decisions made in advance, at a time when everyone is calm and in good health, are more likely to be rational and
carefully thought out.
- Pre-planning your funeral can reduce the emotional burden of having to make detailed arrangements quickly, at a time of sadness, stress and vulnerability
and when so many other decisions and arrangements have to be made.
- Pre-planning also eliminates the financial burden to your family, who may not be prepared for this expense.
- Pre-planning for a funeral can often save money for the household by locking in today's prices.
- You may cancel your prepaid funeral contract at any time and get a refund.
- Be sure to talk through your funeral plans with those who care about you. It is important that a spouse or child
accompany you when pre-planning a funeral.
- You, your next of kin, or qualified executor has the legal authority to finalize your funeral arrangements.
- You can make funeral pre-arrangements at the funeral home or in your own home, whichever is most comfortable for you.
- Choose a funeral home that meets all of your needs in terms of the facilities they have, their price, and their staff.
Also be sure that the funeral home provides you with a copy of the guaranteed prepaid funeral contract. Most funeral
homes ask a small cancellation fee.
The following outlines information that will be helpful in pre-planning a funeral.
- Vital Statistics
- Armed Forces Information
- Social Security Information
- Veterans' Information
- Funeral Service Instructions
- Cemetery Memorialization Instructions
- Family Members/Relatives
- Close Friend/Advisors/Organizations to be notified
- Historical Data and Notes (Obituary and Legacy)