Make Final Arrangements With Our Pre-Planning Consultant at Friedrich-Jones & Overman-Jones Funeral Homes
Planning ahead by pre-planning your funeral may be the greatest gift you can give your family.
Working with a funeral professional to make your final arrangements, well in advance of your need for such services, just makes sense: you provide all of your vital information, you document your specific wishes, and you relieve your family from the burden of guessing what is right for your final tribute.
Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning
Both you and your loved ones will benefit when funeral arrangements are made long before they are necessary. Discussing plans in advance affords you time to make the most optimum decisions regarding the type of ceremony and services you prefer.
A carefully planned funeral service will also be a comfort to your family, sparing them from facing decisions that can be so difficult at the time of your death. And it will give them lasting peace of mind knowing they have acted in accordance with your wishes.
We encourage you to share your thoughts and decisions with your family and give specific directions for contacting the proper professionals when the time comes. During this time of planning ahead, you may also find it worthwhile to seek advice of an attorney, a bank or trust office, and your clergy or spiritual advisor.
The family and staff of Friedrich-Jones & Overman-Jones are available to walk you through your service options and the related costs. We also offer you our helpful checklist, serving as a guide to prepare you for the information that will be introduced at the pre-arrangement conference.
We will also inform you of the different payment plans we have available to suit all budgets. An arrangement conference typically lasts from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending upon each family and their individual choices.
We highly recommend taking this step with our funeral professionals to plan ahead for your future end-of-life needs.
Review this checklist in preparation for the arrangement conference.
A. Information listed below is necessary to complete the certified death certificate:
- Formal name
- Legal residence
- Social Security number
- Date and place of birth
- Parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name)
- Veteran information and discharge papers
- Final place of disposition (cemetery, mausoleum, crematory)
B. Obituary or death notices placed in the newspaper are optional; these notices typically include the information listed below and may be very detailed or simple, depending on your wishes:
- Survivors list/next of kin (spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, etc.)
- Preceded by list (those family members who have passed away)
- Biographical information (residence, employment, memberships, education, armed forces, and hobbies or interests)
- Charity for memorial contributions
C. The following items are service options that may be selected:
- Visitation or viewing
- Funeral service or funeral mass
- Memorial visitation or viewing
- Memorial service or mass
- Direct burial, direct cremation, and anatomical gift
- Coordination of out-of-town services
D. Selection of merchandise will depend on the type of service and final disposition that has been chosen:
- Casket, decorative cap panels, or casket engraving
- Burial vault
- Printing (register book, prayer cards, or memorial folders)
- Monument or marker
Taking the Next Step for Your Family
Stephanie Jones-Kastelic, co-owner and Jones family member, is our pre-planning consultant. This caring professional is committed to you and your family throughout the planning process, and well into the future. Our family offers the service of this highly trained and experienced professional to guide you in the pre-planning process.
Stephanie is a certified public accountant with a master’s degree in accounting. She demonstrates expertise in the areas of family education, pre-funding, and Medicaid spend-down laws. Her dedication to the families she serves is unparalleled. Her compassionate support throughout the process of pre-planning, at-need services, and aftercare programs is invaluable to the members of this community.
Contact Stephanie for your pre-planning appointment today and give your family the gift of security and freedom from emotional duress when the time comes.