Funeral Planning Checklist

Posted on April 10, 2023 by Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory under funeral home
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When planning a funeral for someone important to you, it might feel overwhelming at such a difficult time. Dividing things down into smaller tasks may help you stay on track with your planning.

Things to Consider

  • Decide between burial and cremation

If the person who died informed you of their preferences, this may be an easy option; if not, these are the primary differences:

A cremation service, commonly known simply as a funeral service in Nowata, OK, is the most frequent type of funeral in the United Kingdom and is usually held at a crematorium chapel.

A traditional burial begins with a funeral service in a place of worship or other appropriate location, followed by the burial in front of family and friends.

  • Make a budget.

The cost of a funeral varies based on the sort of ceremony desired, so it’s important to figure out your budget before making any last plans. Aside from the fundamentals, there are other costs to consider while preparing a memorial.

The following are some of the most typical funeral expenses:

  • Memorial
  • Venue hire
  • Catering
  • Limousine
  • Flowers
  • Order of service
  • Death notice in a newspaper

With pre-paid funeral plans becoming more prevalent, the deceased may have already paid for everything. Their plans may involve some decisions about the service they desired. You can decide with the funeral director.

  • Choose a funeral director

It may take some time to speak with several people before deciding. It’s critical that it feels like a good fit because they’ll be coordinating much of what happens on the day with you and your family.

If the deceased person left a will, they may have specified the type of funeral they desired and where it should be held, so look there first.

If you can’t locate anything in their will, or if they didn’t leave anything, it’s important discussing your venue alternatives with family and friends.

  • Plan a Date

funeral service in Nowata, OKFunerals are normally held one or two weeks after a person dies. A few factors can influence when you hold it:

It is possible that you will have to wait for a time slot at your preferred cremation, place of worship, or cemetery. The delay can last up to three weeks and varies by location, depending on the number of crematoria.

You may need to allow time for relatives and friends to travel from across the country or abroad.

Working with a funeral celebrant to arrange and run the service can be time-consuming. Their availability and the time it take to talk with you and gather anecdotes and memories can all determine how long it takes to plan a funeral.

  • Choose a location

Determine a final resting place. Choosing a cemetery, mausoleum, or niche is part of this process.

Choose how you want to be remembered if you are cremated (scattered, keepsakes, etc.).

If you’re planning a cremation service, you may prefer a certain crematorium Call a reputable funeral home in Nowata, OK, and inquire about the cost. Make plans to handle the details when the time comes.

Today our family remains dedicated to honoring your loved ones with care and understanding. Dedicated to the core values of integrity, respect, loyal relationships and excellence in service, we apply these values to our interactions with your family and our co-workers to provide the finest funeral and cremation options for families like yours every day since 1966.

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