When Someone Dies

When a death occurs, emotions often override clear thought. In an effort to assist you, we have provided a list of some of the important information needed when making the arrangements. You will find it helpful to review this information prior to meeting with one of our funeral directors.

Data needed to prepare the death certificate, which is required by law
  • Full Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Mother's First and Maiden Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Legal Residence

  • Years of education
  • Social Security Number
  • City and State of Birth
  • Ancestry
  • Occupation
Other helpful information to be brought in when making arrangements
  • Birth Certificate
  • Military Discharge Papers (Form DD 214)
  • List of Surviving Relatives and Their Cities of Residence
  • Recent Photograph For Cosmetizing and Hair Styling
  • Insurance Papers (if used to pay for the funeral)
  • Pre-arrangement Funeral Data (if any)
  • Cemetery Deed

Clothing

A full complement of clothing is utilized, including undergarments and outer clothes of your choice. Shoes are not needed. For women, a dress or outfit closed at the neckline and long sleeves are desirable. For men, a suit or sport coat is appropriate.

Other Personal Items

Jewelry, eye glasses and religious items (rosary, medals) may be brought it when the arrangements are made, or prior to the service. On the day of the funeral, we will confirm which items you wish to be left in the casket and which are to be removed.

For Cremation

Although not required, the family may bring in clothing if desired. If no clothing is provided, the deceased will be cremated in the garments they were dressed in at the time of death. We strongly suggest that any personal items such as jewelry, pictures and other memorabilia be removed prior to cremation as they will be destroyed during the cremation process. These items may, instead, be placed into the urn selected after the cremation has taken place.

Arrangement Appointment Time

To assure availability of one of our directors and to give you the personal attention and time needed to make the arrangements, please call to schedule a convenient time. Although the majority of arrangements are conducted during normal business hours, we are available in the evening and on weekends as well.

Complete our On-line Pre-arrangement form.

 

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