Steps For Addressing Cremation Service Pre-Arrangements

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd. under cremation
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There’s no right or wrong time to arrange cremation services in Charleston, IL for yourself, even if you are young and healthy. In fact, that’s probably the best time to take the project on. If you’d like to relieve your family of those decisions in the future, there are certain steps to take to get everything in order. Keep in mind that these steps are fluid. You can take them in this order, or rearrange them to suit your needs.

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Step 1: Talk To Your Family

Some people like to do this first so their family is on the same page at the very beginning of the process. If you talk to your close family members upfront, they can offer ideas, give you input, and voice opinions on what you arrange. Your final services revolve around you, of course, but they will be attended by family members and their needs are important as well.

Step 2: Sort Through Options

In order to get a full idea of what you want, you need to know what cremation options are out there. If you’ve already decided on cremation services and you’re sure about that, ask yourself when you want the cremation done. Will it be something that happens soon after your death? That’s called direct cremation. Or would you rather have a visitation and full funeral first and then be cremated? Keep in mind that with any type of cremation, you can have whatever services you want after the cremation is complete. There are virtually endless options and you will have to decide which choices are right for you.

Step 3: Work With A Funeral Home

If you want to set your cremation service plans up as simply as possible, it’s nice to work with a funeral home. You can go over the options with them, figure out what suits you the best, and put the plans together. You can look over their package deals, which include absolutely everything you have to have for cremation services. If you see something extra you don’t want or something you’d like to add, you can customize the plans in any way you’d like. Once everything is in order, the funeral home will keep a hold on the plans so all your family has to do is call them when the time comes. Of course, you can have copies to pass out to family as well.

When you are ready to move forward on planning cremation services in Charleston, IL for yourself in advance, whatever steps you want to take in whatever order are okay with the professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd. We’re here to help you with the process in whatever stage you are currently in. Give us a call for options and we can guide you in your decisions by giving you the information you need to make them. You can reach us at (217) 234-8828 or you can visit with our funeral director in person at 1200 Wabash Ave Mattoon, IL 61938.

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