Have a Talk Of A Lifetime

Pre-Planning takes care of all the decisions so your family doesn't have to.

How well do you know the people who matter most to you?
You talk about everything. You share the big events and small victories. Chances are you know many things about them simply because there are memories you share with them - those moments in life you experienced together - and the family stories that are recounted over and over. However, that’s often just on the surface. There’s one conversation you probably haven’t had - it’s the discussion about how you want to be remembered. It can make the difference of a lifetime. You may know what happened on the day you graduated from high school - you could see your parents beaming proudly in the crowd. But have you ever asked your dad what he was feeling that day? You have heard the family stories about your parents’ wedding - but have you ever asked your mom what she was thinking the moment before she started walking down the aisle? Although we may know about some of the significant people, places and events that have shaped the lives of our loved ones, we don’t know everything. Sharing stories with those who matter most isn’t just important today; it will be especially significant when it’s time to commemorate a life. We encourage families to have conversations about life and what matters most. These discussions can help families make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones.



Questions and answers.

Your family is everything. So the last thing you’d want is to put them in a difficult position. A time of loss is a time of confusion, but your final arrangements don’t have to add to the uncertainty. Pre-planning your Funeral and cemetery services can save your loved ones from having to make decisions while they’re grieving. And they won’t have to guess what you’d want. Making pre-arrangements is the financially responsible and emotionally conscientious thing to do. Instead of getting bogged down in details, your family will be able to focus on celebrating your life.

  • Why are you considering pre-planning?
  • How would you like your family to be involved in the process?
  • Now that we know your wishes, what should we do next?
  • Does this mean you anticipate needing a funeral soon?

Conversation starters.

Here are a few common reasons people pre-plan. These benefits could help guide your conversation.

  • Even if it’s far into the future, you’ll assure that a difficult time is less stressful for your loved ones.
  • When everything is determined in advance, families can focus on celebrating life, knowing that last wishes are perfectly fulfilled.
  • Planning a funeral can require over 150 decisions, and making those choices now, together, can be an experience that brings families closer.
  • Some people go so far as to pre-pay, and this is a gift to loved ones, because funerals often come at unexpected times. This act unburdens family members from what can be a sudden expense.

Start the process together.

Our Pre-Planning Guide is a comprehensive resource for families, and our
Pre-Planning form walks you through decision making online.

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