What is “preplanning” and does Spence Funeral Services offer it?

By: William Spence
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Preplanning is simply a matter of taking care of your funeral service details before the need arises. Today, more and more people are making the thoughtful decision to discuss their final arrangements with an experienced and trusted licensed funeral director. Preplanning can be divided into three independent components, each equally important. One facet of preplanning is to gather biographical and family information, employment details, memberships, interests, and hobbies. This information is carefully recorded and maintained to be used for obituaries and death certificates.  A second area of preplanning involves discussing your various funeral options and determining what is most appropriate for you, your family, and friends. Typically, this includes making selections such as caskets, vaults, urns, memorial folders, and discussing service options. Setting aside funds to pay for the future funeral costs is the third and final component of preplanning. Spence Funeral Services offers a full range of preplanning options and can assist you in planning a service that will be a meaningful reflection of your life.

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