Funeral Planning Checklist A list of all of the issues to consider when planning a funeral. Planning a funeral is a complicated process, which is made even more difficult by the emotional stress that accompanies the death of a loved one. Fortunately, many of the arrangements can be made ahead of time, which will decrease the burden on those left behind. Use the checklist below when discussing funeral plans with your loved one, to make sure that his or her final wishes are carried out. Pre-Planning All of these items can be arranged in advance of a person s death. General Preparations Assemble personal information for obituary Choose a charity to direct donations to Decide if jewelry is to remain or be returned Choose a funeral home Funeral Home Services Choose burial or cremation Select a casket or cremation container Select a burial vault or cremation urn Choose the location/type of service Choose family viewing or visitation Choose a floral arrangement Select a photograph to be displayed Decide which religious or fraternal items are to be displayed Decide what the deceased will wear Select music, hymns, and solos Select scripture or literature to be read Select a memorial register Select memorial folders and acknowledgement cards Funeral Home Services: Transportation Funeral coach Clergy car Family limousine Pallbearer limousine Flower car Participants Choose clergy or officiator Choose organist or other musical participants Select pallbearers Select family member or friend to perform the eulogy Select family member or friend to read scripture or literature Cemetery Selections Choose a cemetery Select a burial or cremation plot For additional tools for caregiving or aging, visit Decide whether above or below ground Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription Final Arrangements The following items cannot be arranged beforehand. Ambulance transfer from place of death Apply for death certificates Apply for a burial permit Set a time and date for the service Request preparation and embalming Compose and submit obituary Arrange location and food for the reception Copyright FamilyCare America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For additional tools for caregiving or aging, visit
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Funeral Planning Checklist A list of all of the issues to consider when planning a funeral. Planning a funeral is a complicated process, which is made even more ...
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