Most of us prepare for what is possible, but seldom for the inevitable. Today, more and more people are arranging their funerals in advance of death. Pre-arranged and/or pre-funded funeral, cremation and cemetery arrangements considerably ease a family’s burden when death occurs. It can also play an integral part in financial planning.
There are many reasons to pre-arrange a funeral:
Pre-planning a funeral is an effective way to make sure that a family member’s wishes will be represented after they die. We will sit down with them (and family and friends, if desired) to discuss all of the options available, and help them decide with what choices they feel most comfortable. Our pre-planning experts will meet with you at our funeral home, or at your own home if that’s more convenient.
Costs can be discussed, or the planning can simply be about what types of services the individual wants.
When pre-arranging a funeral, individuals consider many facets:
Once all of the pre-arrangements have been made, we’ll keep copies of all of the decisions on file at our Lancaster, PA funeral home at no charge.
Individuals and families can pre-arrange a funeral at no cost to them. The arrangements will be available once death has occurred. But many individuals wish to pre-fund their funeral now, so that the burden and responsibility of paying for the funeral does not fall to someone else.
For individuals who elect to pre-fund their funeral, they have different options from which to choose. They typically involve a cash purchase of an insurance policy or trust today, which will be cashed in at the time of death. The policy or trust is designed to increase in value over time to keep pace with any increases in funeral cost over that same period. Our inflation-proof and price-guaranteed pre-funded plans are offered through Physicians Mutual. Payment programs are also available.
Join our pre-planning directors for lunch in Lancaster, and learn what pre-planning your funeral arrangements can mean to you and your family. This small group setting will be relaxed, casual and very informative.
I could not think of a better place to raise my two children than Lititz, Pa. When we moved to Lancaster County 16 years ago, my husband and I fell in love with this historic and picturesque town. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to settle down, grow roots and call home. — Jackie Adamson Licensed Funeral Director, Pre-Planning Director
Our four funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.