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Nearly 5 years ago, my husband’s precious maternal grandmother passed away. This special woman had an amazing sense of humor and a flair for life. Without saying a word, she could make me laugh with just a look. Several years before her death, she visited a local funeral home in order to plan her funeral services. When she passed away, the family didn’t have to deal with the stress of organizing her farewell services. They could relax, grieve, and concentrate on the wonderful memories they shared with her. I've grown to appreciate this. On this blog, you will discover the steps required to plan your own funeral.

Planning Your Funeral

3 Vital Steps When Making Your Final Arrangements

Nora Mitchelle

Have you been giving thought to what will happen once you pass on? Are you wanting to make your final arrangements as easy as possible for everyone? Making arrangements for your own funeral is clearly less pleasant than spending an afternoon at the park or doing some other entertaining activity, but it's obviously something that you know should be done. In order to make sure that everything is taken care of in the manner that you want, there are some things that you need to at least consider doing right now. These things include:

Purchase a funeral package: Although buying funeral packages isn't for everyone, they're definitely something to consider when you want to make sure that your loved ones are taken care of after you're gone. One of the big advantages to buying any funeral packages is that most or all of the funeral expenses are already taken care of before your passing. As a result, your grieving loved ones won't have to try to figure out how they're going to be able to pay for everything. Depending on the package you choose, they can still add or change some things if they want, but most of the arrangements will already have been taken care of beforehand.

Get life insurance: Even if you prepurchase one of the many available funeral packages out there, your loved ones could still run into unexpected expenses when your time comes. For instance, if you're on vacation when the time comes, your family will still have the expense of having your body transported home for the funeral. Even a relatively small life insurance policy will enable your loved ones to be able to cover these otherwise unexpected costs without having to go into debt themselves. 

Document everything: Paying for funeral packages, life insurance policies, and other funeral expenses ahead of time does little good if your loved ones don't know that these things exist. Although you should leave the original documentation with your lawyer or in another safe location, you should make multiple photocopies and give them to your spouse, children, and anyone else who should know that they exist. That way, when your time comes, they'll have fewer things to have to think about. While the death of a loved one is always difficult, having them know that they've been provided for ahead of time will be at least a small comfort in their time of grief.

For more information, contact establishments like Abriola Parkview Funeral Home.