Planning & Pre-Paying for Your Funeral

Planning a funeral or cremation service can take care of the details, It also relieves loved ones of the worry of making assumptions about the your wishes. But only pre-paying can take care of the actual expense of the funeral or cremation service. And it’s a sensible financial decision.

If you decide to plan and prepay for funeral or cremation service arrangements, be sure to let your family know. Also, keep your prearrangement documents in a safe place. Check with your bank before placing copies in a safety deposit box to make sure the box is not sealed at the time of death.

Unfortunately, funeral and cremation service costs are also subject to inflation. Making your own prearrangement allows you to compare prices and freeze the cost against inflation. Be informed about the choices available.

At a time of loss, there are many practical decisions to be made. Unfortunately, this is often the time when we’re least able to approach the subject rationally.

That’s why you should talk to the funeral counselors at West’s Mortuary and the best time to do this is before it becomes a necessity. Funeral or cremation service arrangements need to be documented.

Many people think they have taken care of everything by writing a will, establishing a living trust or even purchasing their cemetery plot. That's not the case. A will simply leaves instructions for the handling of your financial affairs, while a living trust usually only clarifies certain general wishes regarding medical treatment. The funeral or cremation service itself still remains to be planned.

You should make sure that your wishes are shared in writing with several people you can trust - family members, friends and your funeral counselor.

Traditional Service - This service includes services with Funeral Director and staff, viewing hours the evening before and prior to the service, and the funeral service at the funeral home or local church of your choice. You are encouraged to bring in photographs and other memorabilia to further personalize your service.

Graveside Service - A graveside service held at the burial site is one of several service options. This is available for families that choose not to have a visitation or a funeral service at our funeral home or church. It consists of family and friends meeting at the grave for a short committal service.

Memorial Service - A personalized Memorial Service with photographs and memorabilia can be held in our funeral home chapel to reflect on the life of your loved one. The service can be conducted by the, pastor or facilitator of your choice.

Over many years of handling services, we have seen how beneficial pre-planning funeral services and cemetery arrangements can be for families. What a tremendous help to the family left behind…to know that the services were handled the way their loved one desired and thus saving them from so many important decisions during one of the most stressful times of their lives.

That is why we have made a commitment to make pre-planning your funeral and cemetery arrangements more affordable than ever before. We invite you to compare not only prices, but also the services and professionalism you will receive in return for your investment.

West's Mortuary has helped hundreds of families prepare for tomorrow through pre-planning. You can be assured that your investment will be a safe one, because we will continue to serve the families of our area with the highest standards of excellence for many years to come.

To receive additional information please contact us through email or phone and we will be glad to provide the necessary information for you to make these important decisions.

We accept all major credit cards.