When it comes to your final arrangements, shouldn't you make the decisions? The arrangements you make will reflect your exact wishes and desires. Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members.
Pre-payment will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled.
Arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home by clicking the button below. Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we'd be pleased to meet with you to discuss further. See the form below for details.
Today, more people are recognizing that planning a funeral in advance of need demonstrates love and consideration toward their family members. It is a thoughtful decision that reduces the stress of indecision and uncertainty when death occurs.
The following information has been prepared to answer some of the questions we frequently received about pre-arrangement.
There are many good reasons. Some plan ahead to try to alleviate some of the stress created by all the decisions that have to be made when a death occurs. Some plan ahead because they want their family members to be informed of their their wishes. And some plan ahead to alleviate the financial expense of funeral costs.
Pre-payment can provide real benefits to the survivors if a medical condition arises that requires a lengthy stay in a hospital, rehab facility, or nursing home and Medicaid assistance is required.
After you decide what type of funeral services and merchandise you prefer, we will explain your options and guide you. You may also have your family and/or a friend help you with your selections. We will record your vital statistic information and ask for certain documents to support your information.
You may then pay for the services and merchandise you have selected. This is not a necessary part of pre-arrangements, but relieves your family of the expense later.
Our General Price List quotes an itemized price for the goods and services we provide. You may request a written copy of this price list at any time. A Casket Price List and an Outer Burial Container Price List can be viewed at the funeral home.
The state of Ohio requires pre-paid funeral funds to be placed with a third party until death occurs. It is against the law for the funeral home to keep this money. We currently use Homesteaders Life Company to fund our pre-arrangements which means if you choose to pre-pay for your services and merchandise in advance, the funds will be placed in a single premium life insurance policy with Homesteaders Life Company.
Homesteaders is a company that specializes in funeral home pre-need policies.
When death occurs, we provides Homesteaders with the proper documentation verifying the death and then and only then will Homesteaders release the funds to the funeral home to pay for your final expenses.
Call the funeral home at (740) 254-4200 to make an appointment convenient for you. We will assist you in every step of the process and record your wishes. You choose everything you want for your funeral: the type of funeral service, casket, burial vault, music, and flowers. Important obituary information will also be recorded.
Once you have made your selections, payment options will be explained and it will be your decision at that time if you want to pre-pay. All of our pre-funded funeral arrangements are made irrevocable. This protects your funeral funds if you ever need to apply for Medicaid assistance.
We can also help you assign existing insurance policies to the funeral home that will pay for your final expenses at the time of your death. This assignment will also safeguard your existing policy so that it will not have to be considered your asset if or when requesting Medicaid assistance.
There is no charge or obligation to request information or to make pre-arrangements. We want you and your family to be completely informed and satisfied with the decisions you make regarding your final wishes.