After my father passed away suddenly, my mother, siblings and I all struggled with planning his funeral. We were already in a state of shock and sorrow, and then we were overwhelmed with the options and decisions we had to make in regards to the funeral. Luckily for us, we worked with an amazing funeral home and funeral director who helped guide us through the process. I know how hard it is to plan a funeral and how many decisions need to be made. This website was created in order to give families preparing to lay a loved one to rest a guide of sorts that will help them determine what decisions will need to be made and information about those decisions. I extend my sympathies to you if you are in this position and hope my website helps to make things a little bit easier for you.
A key part of your funeral pre-planning is selecting the cemetery in which you want to be laid to rest. You have several choices and you should be comfortable that it will fulfill both your needs and your family's needs. Here is what to look for when searching for your final resting place.
Cemeteries can be owned by a number of entities including:
The funeral home you're working with will have a list of cemeteries to choose from. You'll want to meet the directors of each facility in which you're interested to get a sense of their organization and management style. Your family will have to work with them once you're gone, so make sure you select a place that will treat your family well.
Each facility must abide by the state and local laws for that kind of business. They will also have their own rules that will affect you and your family. Get a copy of the rules from each cemetery and review them carefully to understand the restrictions your family will have to deal with. Some of the regulations will include:
Each facility will offer a number of standard services. Understand which ones to specify in your funeral pre-plan and which ones your family may need to arrange. These services will include:
Using a Columbarium
If you choose to be cremated and have your cremains placed in an urn sealed in a columbarium, some additional questions to ask each facility include:
If possible, pre-paying for the cemetery's services will make it easier on your family when you have passed away and they must execute your funeral plans. Anticipate the expenses that will happen ahead of time so your family won't be hit with any surprise charges that they may not be able to easily afford.
Contact a company like Clark Funeral Home Inc to begin planning your funeral.Share
12 January 2016