Benefits of Planning Your Funeral While You’re Still Alive

By: Greg Hurd
Thursday, June 22, 2017

The concept of planning a funeral service while being still alive is uncomfortable for most people but it can prove to be immensely helpful down the line. The death of a loved one is always a difficult time and the funeral planning process only adds to the burden. Planning your funeral in advance can alleviate the stress and allow loved ones some time to heal. Here are some other benefits of planning ahead:

1. The Funeral is According to Your Wishes

Planning in advance ensures the funeral and memorial service are according to your wishes. For example, some people want to choose cremation instead of burial. Pre-planning ensures the decedent is cremated and not buried, even if the family members wish otherwise.

2. Paying for the Funeral

A funeral can be an expensive affair and the financial responsibility usually falls on the family members after the person has passed away. By pre-planning and paying for the funeral in advance, you ensure your loved ones don’t need to bear the cost and can focus on healing instead.

3. Preparing for the Worst

Sometimes, death is completely unexpected and can happen without warning. Without proper funeral arrangements in place, families have to scramble to get everything done while they’re in a state of shock and raw grief. Planning can help avoid this.

4. Peace of Mind

Planning a funeral can give both the family members and the individual some peace of mind. This can also be a time of healing for ailing or elderly individuals as it will make saying goodbye easier. Families can take this time to focus on good memories, discuss the implication and impact of the death, and resolve any conflicts that might occur.

If you want to know more about funeral services and other details, don’t hesitate to call us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to help. 

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