One of the key decisions you'll make in your funeral pre-planning process is in which cemetery you'll be laid to rest. Your choice will be based partly on your comfort with the facility, but also on how well they will work with your family after you have passed away. Here are some important factors to consider when looking for the right cemetery.
Cemeteries can be owned by a variety of entities, each of which may manage the facility differently. They can be owned by:
You'll want to visit each cemetery you are considering. Talk with someone in management to determine how well they will work with your family as they follow your funeral pre-plan.
Rules and Regulations
When you visit the cemetery, ask for a printed copy of their regulations. There will be certain rules they have to follow to be compliant with state and local restrictions. They will also have a number of rules that may affect some of your pre-planning choices and how your family works with the facility, such as:
Make sure the regulations are not so restrictive that your family has difficulty executing your funeral wishes.
A number of basic services will be offered by all cemeteries, such as:
They will offer additional services, for a charge, that your family may need to use, such as:
Considerations When You Choose to Be Cremated
If cremation is part of your funeral pre-plan, there are additional items to look at when reviewing a cemetery, including:
The cemetery may have a special section available for the burial of your cremation remains. These will be smaller spaces than standard cemetery plots. Find out the rules governing markers and decorations in this area, if you choose burial over having your cremains placed in a columbarium niche. Contact a funeral home, such as Clark Funeral Home Inc, for more information.Share
10 February 2016
When my father passed away a year ago, my mother didn't have any problems with the funeral or burial. My father planned his funeral in advance. He didn't want to burden my mom with any problems during her time of grieving. That hit me. I realized that I didn't have any plans for my own future, which would make it even harder on my wife and kids. So, I contacted a funeral home online and requested information about burial services. The funeral home provided me with many options that I could afford to pay over time or upfront. My wife also helped select burial plots for us because we didn't want to be separated — even after death. I encourage you to read through my blog. It offers great tips and advice on how to plan for your own future. Don't wait. You never know what life holds for you.