Today, not tomorrow. Together, not alone.
Many individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange and pre-fund their funeral before the need arises. Last year alone, more than one million people planned and paid for their funeral expenses ahead of time.
Provides peace of mind.The advantages make sense. Planning ahead:
Relieves your loved ones of unnecessary concern.
Reflects your expressed wishes.
Avoids a financial burden on your family.
Most of us plan for the possible, the potential misfortunes of life that seldom actually happen. Yet, few of us prepare for the inevitable.
Take Advantage of Our Free Pre-Planning Services
Your funeral professional can provide the best possible guidance as you plan your funeral for the future. Arranging the service, selecting a casket, naming pallbearers, arranging transportation for family and friends, and selecting clothing for the deceased are just a few of the many decisions to be made. By pre-planning you can make these decisions today and remove the emotional burden from your family. With our free pre-planning services, we simply record your wishes. And if you choose to prepay for these services, you'll have peace of mind knowing you've relieved the financial burden for those you love.
Start the process now
You can begin the process right now by completing our Funeral Pre-planning Kit. It will record your wishes which will be placed on file at the funeral home and give you information on Social Security & Veterans Benefits. Our funeral professionals are also available to assist you in making these important decisions.
Are you eligible for Veterans Administration death benefits?
To be eligible you must be a veteran discharged or separated from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable who has completed the required period of service, and U.S. Armed Forces members who die on active duty. Spouses and dependent children of eligible living and deceased veterans, and of current and deceased armed forces members, may also be eligible.
Note: The surviving spouse of an eligible veteran who remarried a non-veteran prior to October 31, 1990, and whose remarriage was terminated by death or divorce prior to or on that date is eligible for burial in a national cemetery. A surviving spouse of an eligible veteran who remarried a non-veteran prior to October 31, 1990, and whose remarriage was intact on or after that date, however, is not eligible for burial in a national cemetery. A surviving spouse who remarries a non-veteran after October 31, 1990, is not eligible for burial in a national cemetery.
Free Burial Grave in a National Cemetery
The United States Government provides free burial in a National Cemetery to all those eligible. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, and perpetual care. Many national cemeteries have columbaria niches for the inurnment of cremated remains or special sections for burial of cremated remains.