Planning Ahead

Why it makes sense to make choices about you or your loved one's future funeral now.

Selecting a final resting place in advance makes a difficult time become solely about celebrating life. The alternative is often confusion, disagreement, and guesswork. It’s smart to make these choices now. That way they’re not made on you or your loved one’s behalf, at an emotional moment.

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Peace of Mind

Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.

Personal Choice

Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

Lower Costs

When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today’s funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.


Collect Vital Statistics and talk about any final wishes you may have. We start a file under your name with this information. This assures that your family will have easy access to your information when death occurs. No pre-payment is necessary.

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You set aside funds for your funeral without selecting any services or merchandise. At the time of death, your family can focus on making the best choices, for you and them, regarding your funeral. Your family has peace of mind, knowing that you have relieved the financial stress of a funeral.


You select what type of service and merchandise you would like and provide funds for what you selected. Lock in today’s prices. Guarantee your final wishes are carried out.

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Start Planning Now

To start the pre-planning process, you can fill out our pre-planning form. Or feel free to reach us by phone any time, and one of our consultants will help guide you through every option.

1Who you are planning for
2Family Contact Information

Who You Are Planning For

Legal Name(Required)
(City, State, or Foreign Country)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Military Service(Required)
(If yes, please provide a copy of discharge papers)
Marital Status
(Include Maiden Name)
Father's Name(Required)
Mother's Name(Required)
(Please include current full name)