You will need to call the funeral home, and we are available 24 hours each day, every day, including holidays. We know that this is a very difficult thing to do and want to assure you that we will be sensitive to your needs, listen and speak with you so that those needs are being communicated, and we will then become your caretaker and caregiver.

Together, we’ll agree upon a time for you to meet with us. Most of the time this arrangement meeting takes place at our funeral home. You should plan on bringing the following with you to that meeting:

  • Social Security Number
  • Photograph(s) of your loved one for use with obituaries, cards, and other items that might be personalized. You can bring prints, or we can do digital transfers your phone photo libraries
  • Clothing (including undergarments) you wish to use, a tie, jewelry, and other items you may wish to use, such as a cherished blanket, a pocket knife, religious medals, rosaries, tie tacs, lapel pins, etc.
  • Veterans Discharge Paper (form DD214) if applicable
  • Historical Date… such as Date of Birth and state where birth occured, Parents’ names (including Mother’s maiden name), highest grade of education completed, date of marriage, etc.)

While you are at the conference, the funeral director will carefully walk through all elements of planning your service. This includes the filing of all necessary forms and death certificates, notifications to your church, clergyperson, cemeteries and crematories, veterans and other fraternal organizations, and helping with coordinating details for lunches, follow-up, obtaining copies of death certificates and every other detail and concern that needs attention.