Planning for life’s important events and milestones is something everybody already does. We plan for the arrival of our children, their graduations, important birthdays and anniversaries, as well as our own retirement. Most of us even plan for smaller things like vacations or even a trip to the grocery store.
Making sure your family knows what to do if something happens to you is one of the most important plans you can make. By talking about your wishes and planning ahead, your family will not have to make decisions that are almost guaranteed to intensify their emotional stress. You’ll also eliminate potential conflicts over what should be done, including how much to spend.
Planning ahead is easier than you think and you will have great peace of mind knowing this has been accomplished. Morris Family Services knows that this can be unpleasant to think or talk about. We do not rush or ever pressure anyone.
Planning your funeral arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:
To request more information regarding Preplanning/Prearrangement, or to begin the preplanning process, please call us at (270) 215-2597. Or, you can complete our easy On-Line Prearrangement Form now.
When you plan in advance, you are making choices now based on your wishes as to how your final arrangements will be carried out. Thus, you can reduce family concerns at the time of your death.
Once you’ve made your decision, you tell us exactly what funeral service you wish. We’ll help you put it in writing. Then there’s no doubt about your expressed wishes, therefore preventing family disputes or involvement by others who may not know what you wanted. Your loved ones won’t need to ask: Did we do the right thing? Did we spend too much or too little? Is it what he or she wanted? Did we forget anything? All that’s eliminated because it’s in writing.
At your convenience, you can meet with a member of our staff to discuss your options and your preferences. When you make arrangements in advance, you’ll want to consider your site of choice, the committal service, and the type of permanent memorial. By making some or all of these decisions now, you give your family peace of mind, and also benefit financially.
There are many advantages when you take care of your final arrangements in advance. The most obvious benefit is financial, but there are a number of emotional benefits, too. When you make arrangements in advance you have a better opportunity to make informed choices. If you decide to prepay, you guarantee today’s prices, and can take advantage of affordable payment plans. We can provide additional professional advice on pre-planning and prepaying.
When you pre-plan, you do not need to pay for everything in advance—your estate can pay for the services at the rates being charged when your funeral is held. When your plan is complete, the funeral director will keep it on file until it is needed. However, if you pre-pay at the time you make your pre-arrangements, you can lock in today’s prices. We offer several affordable payment and investment options. We’ll be happy to discuss these options with you and help you make a decision that best suits your needs.
Montgomery & Steward offers a variety of flexible options to fit your needs such as an “Early Paid-Up” option and a “Death Away from Home” rider.
We offer insurance funded funeral policies. An insurance funeral policy offers an increasing, tax-free death benefit and may protect you for the full cost of your funeral. With our help, your pre-arranged funeral may be funded by an insurance funeral policy. This will eliminate many questions, indecision, and the financial burden when these services are needed.
It is not uncommon for people to relocate in this mobile society. Because this is an insurance policy, you may change the assignment or beneficiary (when state laws permit) to another funeral home.
Once you pre-pay for a site on our property, the terms both parties agree to are permanently in effect. For other types of services, the cemetery cannot guarantee that the fund of money established by the purchaser will be sufficient to purchase those services. However, the interest earned by a fully funded account should offset any reasonable price increase.
Because your money is held in a certified Trust governed by state law, it will always be there for you, even if our business were to be purchased or go out of business.
This easy-to-use form should take only a few minutes to complete and will require contact information, and your site/property and memorialization preferences. You’ll have the option to select services, based on your preferences and the associated costs. View or complete the On-line Pre-arrangement Form now.
These are just a few of the reasons why people preplan and prefund their funerals. Please contact us to answer your questions and concerns on preplanning. Or, you can complete our easy On-line Pre-arrangement Form now.