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Where to Begin
Planning a cremation can be overwhelming, but you are not alone in this. We’re here to support you throughout this journey and make this process one of love, healing, and life celebration. Below is some information to help you get started, but you can contact us at any time if you need help.
What to Expect When We Meet
When you meet with a member of our staff to discuss your arrangements, we’ll first provide you with a general price list to give you a basic idea of what our services cost.
We’ll then ask you about your loved one to gain an understanding of the person the services will honor. Use this time to communicate your ideas and preferences, share your loved one’s life story, revisit memories, and highlight their accomplishments. Our professionals will use this information to guide you in the creation of a personalized, meaningful celebration of your loved one’s life.
This process may include:
Preparing and filing the official death certificate
Scheduling the services and events (including the location, date, and time)
Selecting a rental casket, urn, or other products you may need
Choosing an interment option for the cremation urn, such as cremation niches within a local mausoleum, area cremation gardens, or interment plots
Drafting an obituary
Arranging necessary transportation
Selecting pallbearers, if applicable
We’d like to make this process as smooth and stress-free for you as we can, so remember to bring the following information about your loved one with you as well:
Full legal name and home address
Social security number
Date of birth
Place of birth
Mother’s maiden name
Veteran’s discharge papers (DD-214), if applicable
Information about the burial or interment location if applicable
Clergy name and phone number if applicable
Names and relationships of survivors
Insurance policy information if using to pay for funeral expenses
Please also bring a recent photograph and any clothing you’d like us to use when dressing them for the service.
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