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Louise E. & William W. Savin Funeral Home
There are so many important decisions to be made when pre-planning your end-of-life needs. As such, The Savin Funeral Service has prepared a checklist of items to think about or bring with you to your pre-planning meeting.
• Create a contact list including names, addresses and phone numbers of those who should be notified in a medical emergency or death.
• Provide contact details for Savin Funeral Service
• Note what you would like included in which obituary.
• Do you prefer burial or cremation?
• Do you have a cemetery lot? What is the location?
• What type or color of casket or urn type do you prefer?
• Would you perfer a vault?
• What type of service–religious, military, non-denominational?
• Who would the pallbearers be?
• What type of music, scripture readings flowers and/or colors do your prefer?
• Do you prefer any special speakers?
• Do you want to choose a charity, church or organization to receive memorial donations in lieu of flowers?
Although not necessary, by locking-in today's pricing you will save your family's money and relieve additional financial burden. Your money will be safe and secure until the needs arise.
• Pay for the cemetery plot, marker and services.
• Pay for funeral arrangements, transportation and clergy.
Although pre-planning there are still items to finalize. Prepare a few trusted individuals with instructions and financial details.
• Provide your executor with a copy of your Will.
• In addition, provide a list of important bank account information, telephone numbers for insurance policies, retirement plans, investments, safe-deposit boxes, properties and law firms.
• Remind your executor to call the Social Security Administration and if you are receiving benefits, such as from the Veteran's Administration, they should be contacted as well.
• Designate a power of attorney to ensure information can be accessed in the event of illness or death. Ensure a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will are in place in the event you are unable to do so.
• If you have a pet, think about making arrangements on who will take care of it or find it a new home.
• Designate a manager for any online accounts such as email, social media or otherwise with instructions to sustain, delete and/or close.