Beyond the planning process there are a number of items that need to be considered for those either planning or attending a funeral or memorial service. The pages below help detail what you should expect from the meetings with the funeral home, what sort of documentation you should prepare for these meetings, and also a task list of items to be sure you take care of after the funeral. We hope you find these resources helpful and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call at .
If you're attending a funeral service and wonder what you should wear, say or do; and really want to learn more about the basics of funeral etiquette, this information will help.
Legal & Estate Guidance
The passing of a family member brings more than sorrow; it also brings many legal issues to the foreground. The information provided here can guide you in dealing with legalities.
Organ & Tissue Donation
If you're considering organ and tissue donation, you'll want to review this page for insightful information and valuable organ donation resources.
Writing a Eulogy and Obituary
Are you preparing a loved one's eulogy or obituary? We know many people are uncomfortable with the tasks involved; that's why we've shared these valuable guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions on Funeral Services
Most people have had little experience and know very little about funeral ceremonies. If you've got questions about what makes a funeral ceremony, or how a funeral service differs from a celebration-of-life or memorial service, you'll find the answers here.
Social Security Benefits
Social Security survivors benefits help ease the financial burden that follows a worker's death. Almost all children under age 18 will get monthly benefits if a working parent dies. Other family members may be eligible for benefits, too.
VA Cash Benefits For Reimbursement of Burial Expenses - $300 is available for an honorably discharged veteran, IF: they were in receipt of VA non-service-connected disability pension benefits or service-connected compensation benefits at the time of death or IF the death occurred in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care facility.