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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

Father’s name

Mother’s maiden name

Veteran’s discharge papers (DD-214), if applicable

Highest education

Occupation

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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