Things You Can Plan For Your Crematory Services In Advance

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A couple of years ago, one of my dear friend’s mother lost her brave battle with cancer. Although my friend was sad, she was happy her mother wouldn’t have to suffer any longer. With the help of a local funeral home, my friend and her family planned a funeral service to celebrate the amazing life of their loved one. After discussing the order of service with the caring staff at the funeral home, my friend decided to read the beautiful eulogy her mother wrote at the funeral service. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of tasks a funeral home provides to families of deceased loved ones. Enjoy!


Things You Can Plan For Your Crematory Services In Advance

29 June 2020
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It's not uncommon for people to plan for their eventual death. It's actually a very considerate thing to do for those you may be leaving behind. When people are grieving, it can be hard for them to make tough decisions and arrangements for a funeral. There may be things that you would like to have in your funeral services. There may also be important decisions about whether or not you are buried or cremated. Many funeral homes have crematories and cremation funeral services. There are things you can plan for in advance for your cremation, which will make things easier for your family.

Select a Place for Your Remains and Where You'd Like to Be Placed

Many people assume that cremated people either have their ashes let go somewhere at a favorite spot or that they remain in an urn on someone's mantel. Both can happen, but it's very common for people to be buried in an urn in a small plot at the cemetery. You can pay to have a slot where your urn can be placed in the earth, and then you can have a tombstone near that spot. How your ashes are handled after you die can be decided before, and you can pick out a spot and a tombstone that you can buy in advance. Some people may give their families the option of whether to keep the urn at home or bury it. That's something you may want to discuss before any final decision is made.

Funeral Services for Those Who Are Cremated

As part of cremation services, there can also be the funeral services that you'd like. While there will not be a viewing part of the service, the funeral home can still hold a memorial in your honor and have your remains there at the funeral. The funeral home can handle the transition of the remains from the funeral home to the cemetery, and they can help with the final burial of those remains if you so wish. How your funeral is planned can be left completely up to family, or it's something you can plan with the funeral home that will be handling your funeral and cremation. Usually, all of these services can be purchased together in a funeral package, which can make things cheaper. It can also be arranged that some of these expenses can be left to be paid for by a life insurance policy that you may have.

Preparing for death can be a gift you give your family. They won't have to worry about the cost and the planning of your cremation or the following services. It's good to let someone you trust know about your plans, so they know where to go to set your funeral arrangements in motion when you pass.

For more information, contact a cremation service.