The death of a loved one is an overwhelming emotional and psychological experience. Making decisions during this stressful period can be very difficult. We therefore recommend you consider pre-planning your cemetery or funeral arrangements. Memorial Plan provides assistance and guidance to people who are pre-planning their cemetery or funeral arrangements.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
- You and your family, in a relaxed environment decide exactly what arrangements are best for you. To pre-plan is an act of kindness to those we love.
- You’re pre-payment of the option you choose provides assurance that your wishes will be met.
- Pre-planning will greatly relieve your family of the emotional burden of making stressful decisions at the time of death.
- Pre-planning will relieve your family of the financial burden associated with making arrangements when a death occurs. Pre-planning is a vital part of estate planning. It allows you to make informed decisions concerning your cemetery arrangements and memorialization options.
- It allows a family to work within a budget that they can afford and locks in the purchase at today’s prices.
- Pre-planning contracts can take advantage of extended monthly payment plans.
- Pre-planning secures a final resting place in our Memorial Plan locations. Since so many people pre-plan these days, the specific location you have in mind may not be available if not purchased now.
How to Pre-Plan
If you are interested in learning more about pre-planning now, we suggest the following:
- A visit with our specially-trained staff. Valuable information will be shared for your consideration. Our Preneed Counselors are understanding and respectful of cultural and traditional needs. This initial discussion can be at any one of our offices or can be arranged to be in your own home.
- As options are considered we encourage you to tour our cemeteries to see the actual site you are considering or call our Pre-Need Sales Department, so one of our Community Counselors can visit you at your home.
- The final choice will be documented in a contract that will detail the description of the items purchased, the number of interments allowed, locked in prices and payment options chosen.
- A Memorial Plan planning guide is also available free of charge that allows for the recording of such things as the location of important documents, personal information, financial information, people to notify and funeral, cemetery and memorial instructions.