Final Arrangements Guidance

We understand that upon death your loved ones may be facing one of the most emotional moments in their lives. In order to make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of final arrangements for you to consider in helping guide them through this very difficult time.


1. The doctor or coroner
2. The funeral director
3. The cemetery or memorial park
4. All the relatives
5. The minister and church
6. All the friends
7. The organist
8. The pallbearers
9. Insurance agents
10. Newspapers


11. Cemetery plot or crypt
12. Casket
13. Vault or outer container
14. Clothing
15. Flowers
16. Music
17. Time of service
18. Place of service
19. Transportation

You Must Also:

20. Provide vital statistics about the deceased
21. Prepare and sign necessary papers
22. Provide addresses for all people to be notified
23. Answer innumerable phone calls, messages, letters
24. Meet and talk with everyone about details
25. Greet friends and relatives who call
26. Provide lodging for out-of-town guests
27. Clean the home
28. Plan funeral car list

And you must pay cash for some or all of these:

29. Funeral service
30. Cemetery plot
31. Clergy
32. Organist
33. Florist
34. Long distance calls
35. Transportation
36. Doctor
37. Hospital
38. Home care services
39. Prescription drugs
40. Medical supplies