Pre-Planning allows you to lock in your rate at today’s prices!
The Advantages of Planning Ahead
The idea behind planning ahead is simple. One day, a great deal of vital information about you or a loved one will be needed by your family and anyone whose responsibility it is to assist them. Those who plan ahead can be assured that, not only will their personal wishes be fulfilled, but other unnecessary difficulties will be avoided.
Both you and your loved ones can benefit when funeral arrangements are made well ahead of need. It can be beneficial to include your immediate family in those plans, ensuring those left behind are aware of your wishes and able to plan a meaningful funeral that will help them begin their mourning. By discussing plans in advance, you can take all the time necessary to make decisions about cremation or burial, type of ceremony and other funeral elements.
You may want to discuss your thoughts and decisions with your family and a funeral service professional. The Meaningful Funerals Companion Guide can be used to capture your wishes and biographical information in advance. Upon completion, simply store it in a safe place with your other important documents.
So what can I expect to pay for my funeral?
Because we are family owned, not corporate owned, we are able to provide you quality services and products t an extremely low rate:
Traditional Funeral Starting at $3,995
Includes 2-day viewing, 20 gauge metal casket, removal,preparation, dressing/casketing, cosmetology, basic arrangements, supervision and facilities for visitation and funeral, memorial cards, acknowledgement cards, register book.(concrete grave liner optional - not required by NYS law- may be required by cemetery)
Direct Cremation - Funeral Home Charge $899
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We all like to hope that death will make an exception in our case. But we know it won’t be so. Sooner or later, we each will leave this life, whether we are ready or not.
This is why many people take the time to prepare a will, giving great consideration to what they’ll pass on to their loved ones. Unfortunately, they often give little thought to how they’ll pass on. Or, they forget that wills are typically opened after the funeral, much too late for final preferences and instructions. So, without a preplanned arrangement, their final wishes often are not carried out.
Preplanning is simply one of the most thoughtful gifts you can leave your family to help them cope with their loss. In addition to assuring that your final wishes are known and respected, it also:
- Relieves the burden of making painful decisions during a time of great stress and sorrow
- Eliminates emotional overspending from grief or guilt.
- Protects your family financially by providing funds to meet funeral expenses.
With a little help from our caring staff, putting together a pre-arranged plan is simple. From choosing a casket, vault and headstone to planning the service, we can help you make careful, appropriate selections. We can also help you cover all the small details, like wording the epitaph, choosing service music or favorite Scriptures and selecting pallbearers.
Most importantly, we can help you plan for covering the expenses at today’s prices, regardless of inflation. Several affordable, flexible options are available to fit any budget. And, if your plans change or if you relocate, your pre-funded policy will be accepted at funeral homes nationwide.
Reasons to Preplan
Talking about a funeral is never an easy task, but planning your funeral in advance can help relieve the stress on the people you love most. Listed below are five questions that are most commonly asked by people considering their own funeral.
Five Questions You Should Ask Yourself
1. If my death occurred tomorrow, my funeral would be arranged by
a. My spouse
b. My son or daughter
c. More than one of my children
d. A good friend or neighbor
e. One or both of my parents
f. I’m not sure
2. If my death occurred tomorrow, the money needed to pay for my funeral would come from...
a. My life insurance
b. My savings
c. My children’s savings
d. A good friend or neighbor
e. A bank loan taken out by my spouse
f. I’m not sure
3. If my death occurred tomorrow, I would want to include...
a. A copper or bronze casket
b. A hardwood casket
c. A steel casket
d. Cremation with a memorial service
e. My favorite pastor, priest or rabbi
f. Visitation for friends and relatives
g. I’m not sure
4. If my death occurred tomorrow, I would expect my funeral to cost...
a. Under $1,500
b. $500 – $2,500
c. $2,500 – $3,500
d. $3,500 – $7,500
e. Over $7,500
f. I'm not sure
5. If my death occurred tomorrow, what would I regret most regarding my final arrangements?
a. The emotional burden it would place on my survivors
b. No one would know what I wanted for myself or for my loved ones
c. The financial strain it would place on my survivors
d. The possibility of emotional overspending
e. The potential for disagreements and conflict among my survivors
f. That I had not taken care of it myself ahead of time
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