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About Funeral Planning--The Complete Online Consumer's Guide

 
 

Planning a funeral is a very emotional event, whether you're arranging a funeral for a loved one who has just died or are pre-planning your own funeral.

It's important to understand that services such as a viewing, graveside service, or memorial service are intended to help friends and family after the death of a loved one. They are an important step in the grieving process.

How to Plan a Funeral
When a loved one dies, grieving family members and friends are often confronted with dozens of decisions about the funeral - all of which must be made quickly and often under great emotional distress. What kind of funeral should it be? (full article)

 

  Funeral Planning Step by Step
No one wants to talk about death and funerals. Too depressing. Too macabre. Better to gather friends and talk about million-dollar Survivor Rich Hatch. (full article)

High Tech Solutions for Grieving Families
With the touch of the keyboard and a 36-inch computer monitor, families who have just lost a loved one can choose a casket and make funeral arrangements. (full article)

 

  Wills--Why They're Important and How to Make One
Regardless of how much or how little wealth you have, it's important to have a will unless you want the state to take over after you die. (full article)

Consumer Satisfaction with Funeral Homes
The funeral service industry gets a lot of negative press, but new research shows much of that may be undeserved. (full article)

 

  Why Work with a Family-Owned Funeral Home?
What's in a name? In the funeral industry, name recognition means a lot. People tend to trust names they recognize and that are well regarded in the community. (full article)

Funeral or Memorial Service?
What's the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? How do you know which one's right for you? (full article)

 

 

What's a Funeral Anyway? Children and Funerals
Karen Nilsen's STAR Class has helped many children understand the funeral process and experience it more positively. (full article)

 

Pre Need Funeral Planning
Pre-planning a funeral is also known as "preneed" planning. Pre need refers to prearranging and pre-funding your own funeral. (full article)

 

 

How to Choose a Funeral Service Provider
Choosing a funeral service provider you're comfortable with is key to the funeral planning process. (full article)

 

How Funerals Help with the Grieving Process
Each step of the funeral process, including visitation, the funeral or memorial service, and final disposition, play a role in helping us cope with grief. (full article)

 

Funeral Options
There are as many different options for funeral and memorial services as there are individuals. This online guide can help you explore your options and spark new ideas. (full article)

 

Family-Owned Funeral Homes--What's Different about Them?
Many families have been in funeral service for generations. They have a personal relationship with the community and are actively involved in the communities they serve. (full article)

 

 

Interview with a Funeral Director
"It didn't matter that I have all these degrees. I still needed the same aftercare as the next person." Read more in this compelling profile of a caring funeral director. (full article)

 

Disposition of Remains
How to dispose of the remains of our deceased loved ones? A review of options, from ancient times to today. (full article)
  Funeral Homes Go Online to Better Serve Families
Cutting-edge technology has arrived in the funeral home industry, and Larkin Mortuary is at the forefront, using new computer-age concepts to help families plan. (full article)

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