Today, more people are recognizing that planning a funeral in advance of need is an act of love and consideration for their family members. It is a thoughtful decision that reduces the stress of indecision and uncertainty, which so often follows a death.
That is why Barnard Funeral Home offers advance funeral planning. We recognize that sometimes it is not possible to rely on family members or others to make the necessary decisions. Some people have definite ideas about funeral services and want to ensure that their families are informed and involved in those decisions.
Perhaps the best reason to pre-arrange, however, is time. You have the time you need to talk things over and ask questions. Time to reflect. Time to consider your options and to discuss them with those you care about. Time to make decisions and time to change your mind!
Later, your family will have more time together. They’ll start the healing process knowing that the arrangements truly reflected your wishes, as well as their needs.
Funding the pre-arranged funeral can ease possible financial pressures on family members. Pre-funding allows you to pay for the funeral service at current prices. As the fund increases in value over time, it offsets inflation and should provide adequate funds for the future cost of the funeral.
Throughout the years, the Aldous Funeral Home has offered pre-planning as part of our service to the community. We will assist you in completing funeral arrangements that are most appropriate for you and your family and will explain the various funding plans available.
If you would like further information concerning funeral pre-planning or prepayment, funeral costs, disposition alternatives or the many ways in which we can be of service, please call or visit us at your convenience. We’re here to help.
Pre funding can be through life insurance or a funeral trust account.