During our lives we plan for many situations; education, having a family, vacations, weddings and especially our retirement.
However, many neglect to plan their funeral as it is a realization of our own mortality. We purchase insurance to help us in situations that may happen, such as accidents, earthquakes, fire, floods and theft. We should also consider the pre-planning of our funeral service as it not only lets our survivors know what our wishes are, but it will also help our families through their time of bereavement resulting from our death.
What are the benefits of pre-planning?
You are able to make rational and logical decisions. Saving your family the burden of having to make them under times of grief and stress.
The assurance that your wishes are known and will be carried out as specified and obtain piece of mind. You have the opportunity to discuss options with our funeral professionals and also with your family, church, friends, etc.
What is involved in making pre-arrangements?
Recording personal information that is required for Vital Statistics. This consists of full name, address, spouse's name, occupation, birth date, birthplace, parent's names and their birthplaces and your next of kin or executor.
Making service choices
Funeral or memorial service, burial, cremation, entombment or transfer to another city, music selections, participants (family and/or friends) to create a meaningful service.
Making specific selections
The selection of a casket or cremation container, an urn, a burial or urn vault, and a monument or memorial marker.
Arranging a payment plan
The services do not have to be prepaid, but the costs will be guaranteed not to increase if payment is made at one time or by monthly payments.
Why pre-arrange with us?
Hafer Funeral Home is locally owned and operated, and has been serving the Elkview, WV area for just over 80 years. Our qualified staff, our central location, the facilities that are available and the variety of services that are offered.