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We realize that the days after a death can be overwhelming; therefore, we have provided a list of reminders to help serve your family in this most difficult time.

  • Notify your bank if social security checks were received via automatic deposit.  We will assist you in deciding the number of death certificates you will require.
  • Coordinate meals for the next few days.  Often, your friends and neighbors will provide food.  We encourage our families to use our kitchen area is for food before, during or after services.
  • Often friends will want to help in any way possible, so think of some jobs they may assist with such as tidying up, childcare, or keeping a list for thank you cards you’ll want to send later.
  • Select your pallbearers (if needed) and notify the funeral home.  It is a good idea to call them ahead of time to ensure there are no physical limitations.
  • Plan for the deposition of flowers after the service, whether it is the family home, local nursing home, hospital, or church, etc.  (Keep in mind, some families asks for donations to charity or to funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.)
  • Notify insurance companies.
  • If a will exists, locate and contact the lawyer and executor.
  • Promptly check all debts or payment installations.  Many times, companies offer clauses or benefits that cancel them in the case of death.
  • If the deceased lived alone, notify the landlord, post office and utility companies.
  • Check to see if there was a safe deposit box where important documents may be kept.

*NOTE*- This information contained on this site does not replace legal advice.

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