Thoughts You Might Have When Pre-Planning

Posted on September 2, 2019 by Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd. under funeral home
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It’s hard to think about the future when you don’t really know what’s going to happen or when, but that doesn’t stop most people from trying. If you want to plan a part of your future that you know is going to happen eventually, consider contacting one of the local funeral homes in Charleston, IL to pre-plan your final services. While you can’t predict when or even how you will pass on, you know it’s going to happen someday. You will use the pre-plans at some point, whether you like to think about it or not. Here are some of the things you might think about as you pre-plan your final services.

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I Wonder When I Will Use These Plans

There’s no way for anyone to answer that question. If you look at your family history, you may be able to hedge a guess, but in reality, you just never know. Keep in mind that you can plan your final services as far in advance as you’d like. Making the plans doesn’t mean you are going to use them any time soon. It could be decades and that’s completely fine.

I Wonder Who Will Attend My Funeral

When you plan final services, of course you will be thinking about how many people will attend because you might need to make memorial service plans and numbers are a part of it. You might try and picture people who will attend. Perhaps a long-lost friend from high school. A favorite professor from college. Cousins you hadn’t seen in a while. There’s no way to tell who all will make it but wondering about it when you plan ahead is natural.

I Wonder How Much Money I Will Save

Again, there’s no definite way to quantify this since you don’t know when you will use your plans. But keep in mind that when you plan in advance and you pre-pay as well, you will be saving money. You are paying today’s prices for something you will get in the future, at which time it will likely cost more, perhaps even quite a bit more. Many people like that idea because the money they save can go to their family instead. Plus, they are taking another burden off family by having things paid for in advance.

These are just a few of the things you will likely think about when you work with local funeral homes in Charleston, IL to plan your own services. When you are ready to plan, or you want to start looking into options, contact the professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd to go over options. You can call us with questions at (217) 234-8828 and we can help you set up a time to speak with our funeral director in person. You can also visit us at 1200 Wabash Ave Mattoon, IL 61938 and take a tour of our facilities so you can take a look at the spaces we have available for services and see what might suit your needs.

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