The time following the death of a loved one is filled with a sense of numbness and anxiety. Yet, many decisions must be made at this most stressful time.
We, the staff of Zion Memorial Funeral Home, have compiled this guide. It is our hope that this will be helpful resource in making important decisions during this time of grief.
Gather The following items:
Be prepared to select and purchase a casket and vault. Also be prepared to set the time and place for the funeral and to sign a contract. Please make any special requests for your loved one's service at this time.
If cremation is chosen as the disposition, also be prepared to select an urn and to make arrangements for a memorial service, if desired.
inform the funeral director if you want flowers or, if you prefer, that donations be made to a favorite charity.
Give the funeral Director the information for the newspaper obituary.
Request certified copies of the death certificate, please. It might be necessary to request more than one certified copy of the death certificate, in order to settle final/financial affairs.