Asking For Opinions On Cremation Services

Posted on February 10, 2020 by Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd. under cremation
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If you are trying to set up cremation services in Charleston, IL, either for a loved one or yourself in advance, it might not be something you’ve ever done before. You’ve probably attended final services for someone in the past, but how much attention did you really pay to the details? When it comes to the service you are organizing, you want things to be just right, but you might need some opinions to help you out. You can ask the professionals at the funeral home, family members who might attend, or even friends who have been to such services in the past to get the information you need on what you should do moving forward. Here are a few questions to ask:

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What’s Most Important At A Final Service?

This answer could vary depending on who you talk to. Some family members might say the music or the eulogy/guest speaker. Others might say the flowers or the ambiance in the room. When you compile those answers, you can get a feel for the things people value at a final service and concentrate on those items for what you are organizing yourself. If most of the people agree that the musical selection is very important, you’ll put extra thought into that.

What Do You Like To See In A Video Or Memorial Table?

Many memorial services have a video that showcases pictures of the person who passed on. They also sometimes have those pictures on a memorial table, along with other items. Some people might want recent pictures of their loved ones to remember them as they were most recently. Others might want pictures from their childhood, spanning through their life. Getting a feel for the majority of what people like can help you decide what to do when you plan that part of the service you are working on.

How Soon Do You Prefer Services?

With cremation, there’s no timeline on when the services have to be held. You can have them right away after the cremation takes place or a week, a month, or even longer down the road. Asking those around you how soon they prefer things to take place can give you an advantage in figuring out the timeline yourself.

The professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd are here to help you with cremation services in Charleston, IL and the questions you might have revolving around those plans. We can’t make decisions for you, but we can tell you what most people do and make suggestions for you based on your family preferences. Give us a call at (217) 234-8828 and we can start you out with a consultation with our funeral director where you can bounce around ideas and figure out a few details and options. We’re located at 1200 Wabash Ave Mattoon, IL 61938 and when you come in, we can give you a tour of our facilities and show you how we operate. You can also get information about our services on our website at

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