Talk about your wishes.
Take the first step and think about what is important to you. How would you like your family to honor your life? Where do you want a service to be held? Do you want cremation or earth burial of a
casket? Then, talk with your loved ones about your ideas. To help record your final wishes, we have a booklet "Information My Family Should Know - My Funeral Wishes."
Inside this booklet you will find places to provide personal information, list family members and indicate the location of important documents, bank accounts, and property. But most important, there is a place for you to specify what type of service YOU want. It may be a service with a casket present and earth burial; a casket present with cremation following; or a memorial service. If you are an eligible veteran, you may choose to be buried in a State or National Veterans Cemetery.
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Pre-fund your final expenses.
Setting aside funds to cover the cost of your final expenses today relieves your family from that burden at a later date. Visit with us to review your funeral wishes. Together we'll develop a pre-arrangement worksheet reflecting costs based on your wishes. We'll even talk about funding options available.
The worksheet will include two main areas: Funeral Home Charges and Cash Advance Items.
Funeral Home Charges
These are charges for services or merchandise provided by Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory based on the type of service you select. These could include (but are not limited to): embalming, transportation, casket, service merchandise, and basic professional services.
Cash Advance Items
These are expenses we may pay on your behalf to others as requested for items which may include (but are not limited to): certified copies of the death certificate, honorariums for churches, cemetery costs, and coroner fees.
You may choose to set aside funds in one of two ways: a Bank Trust (Certificate of Deposit) or with insurance. Each method has unique advantages to consider and we are here to help decide the best option for you and your family.