Plan for the Day.
Why it makes sense to make choices about your future funeral now.
In today's society more and more pressure is being placed on pre-need funeral planning and funding to try and avoid ever increasing funeral costs and to ease the burden on the family at a time of loss. These costs not only include our service here at the funeral home, but also could include a grave, casket, and vault purchase, grave opening and closing cost, death certificates, flowers, and possibly luncheon, etc. We have become increasingly aware of the public's desire to be informed on those issues without being overwhelmed by "cold call" solicitor's, and door to door salesmen, and (not funeral directors), knocking on your door without even knowing them or who they represent.
We at the William Murphy Funeral Home, Inc. feel it is very important to respect your privacy. However, we also want our families in our community to be aware and informed of the benefits that pre-planning, pre-funding, and even participating in your own personal service memorialization can give you and your family. The benefits to your family will be real and appreciated, ranging from spiritual choices to financial assistance. From selecting an ideal permanent memorial, to designing the service, to paying in advance, you can make the day exactly as you imagine it. And your loved ones will know they’re fulfilling your wishes. Which is exactly how they should feel. Keep reading to learn more.
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 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 responsible thing to do. Instead of getting bogged down in details, your family will be able to focus on celebrating your life.
Funeral and burial services are an important part of the grieving process. For a lot of people, they provide a sense of closure. So the right kind of ceremony is essential. But it’s difficult to make the service as meaningful as it should be, in such a short amount of time. By making those plans now, including choosing songs and selecting readings, you’ll have the kind of service you want, for everyone you love. In addition, you can design a beautiful permanent memorial. That way, your family will have a dedicated place to reflect and remember.
Funeral services are often an unexpected expense. But they don’t have to be. You can choose to fund your pre-arranged plans now, and the costs will be locked in for the future, even if prices for various services and products increase. You don’t have to pre-pay if you pre-plan, but it is the best way to take the financial burden off your family. So it’s definitely a smart option to consider. Also, please know that your payments and plans can be adjusted later, should your wishes change over time. So there’s nothing to regret by going through the process now. Your decisions don’t have to be final.
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.