Today many families are learning the importance of planning ahead. If you have experienced making funeral arrangements you know that there are many decisions which must be made at the time of death. 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.
Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto, and medical insurance. Yet too many of us fail to plan for the one thing that is inevitable.
At Cunningham Funeral Home we understand a funeral is probably the last thing you would like to think about, but if you don’t, someone you love will be faced with these difficult decisions at a time of great emotional and financial strain.
You can make this time easier for you loved ones by putting your affairs in order in advance, calmly and sensibly. It provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. You can record your wishes and personalize a service that reflects your life, and enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that you have relieved your family of this burden.
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 nursing homes accessing your funeral funds, and escalating funeral costs. By ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
To request more information regarding pre-planning/pre-arrangement, or to begin the pre-planning process, please call us at (314) 533-3400 or, you can complete our easy On-line Pre-arrangement Form now.