When a death occurs there are many decisions that your family will be asked to make. This section of our web site is meant to help you prepare for your conference with your funeral director.
Scheduling an appointment- To assure that one of our funeral directors would be available and able to devote the time and attention needed to make funeral arrangements, we ask that you call to schedule an arrangement conference time.
Things to Bring
We use this information for legal documents such as the death certificate and social security forms. You can complete this document online and email it to us, or print it and bring it to your arrangement conference. You can fill out our Immediate Need form here, right now, or continue to navigate through the web site to learn more information.
Clothing, Including Undergarments
Each newspaper has its own rules and fee structures. You are welcome to write the obituary and email it to us in preparation for your arrangement conference. For sample obituaries, please see our Creating Meaningful Memorialization page.
Military Discharge Papers if Applicable
Some Things to Think About
There are many details we will discuss as we plan a meaningful service for your loved one. It's OK not to know all the answers at the time of our arrangement conference, but give some thought to:
Funeral expenses are classified into two categories; our charges, and the expenses paid to third parties, such as the cemetery.
As a convenience to you, we are willing to administer payment to third parties that you authorize. If you wish for us to make these payments on your behalf, please reimburse us for payments to authorized third parties prior to the day of the funeral. Payment can be made using any one or a combination of the immediate payment options described below.
For payment of our charges, we offer both immediate and deferred payment alternatives designed to meet your needs, and we hope you find our terms to be equitable and satisfactory.
Immediate Payment Options
Within (30) days of the contract date, you may settle your account using any one or more of the following methods: