Many people don’t want to leave the burden of planning their funeral on the ones left behind.  Here at Tutor Funeral Home, we will help and walk you through every step.

Laying the foundation for a well thought out plan for you or a loved one takes a bit of time, but, it's worth every moment spent. After all, you’re setting the stage for a more relaxed and enjoyable life, because you’ll have the peace-of-mind preparedness brings. Here’s what to do to get started:

  • Prepare a contact list of individuals who should be notified in a medical emergency or death.
  • Write an obituary or simply jot down information you would like included in an obituary.
  • Decide where obituary and memorial information should appear.
  • Choose the type of service you would like including the burial you prefer and make those arrangements. You will need to decide:
  • Cemetery lot location
  • Casket type; cremation
  • Vault
  • Type of service: religious, military, non-denominational, or fraternal
  • The contact details for the funeral home you designate to care for you
  • Pallbearers, music, flowers, scripture or other readings
  • Charity to receive donations in lieu of flowers, if donations are preferred
  • Select the speakers and the eulogies that you would want to represent you

 Tradition and religion go a long way towards honoring a departed friend or family member.  Although it is a difficult time, a loved one’s passing is also a time to embrace the many wonderful aspects of their life.  A pre-arranged funeral service that incorporates these traditions and personal touches can be one of the most meaningful ways to do so.

    Many advantages come with pre-arranging a funeral.  Waiting until after a death to make crucial decisions can be overwhelming for family members, and details can be difficult to remember.  Advance planning allows you to take your time to create a memorable service in a relaxed manner.

    Instead of burdening your loved ones during a difficult time, you can arrange every little detail and ease their distress when the time comes.  In addition, you can make sound financial decisions today based on the options that are readily available. Along with pre-arranging a funeral service, pre-paying can lessen complications for your loved ones and may also eliminate any chances of your family experiencing rising expenses that are sure to occur.  You will find many options to meet your budget while still receiving the personal service you wish.

    Most importantly, pre-planning allows everything to be just as you want it.  There is no better way to say goodbye to someone than to do so in a manner that is meaningful to you. Leave your loved ones with peace of mind by planning your preferred service in advance.

    Below is a list of the things that you may be required to meet with the funeral director.

  • Arrangements-
  • Full legal name- Home address
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Veteran's discharge papers (DD-214)
  • Recent Photograph
  • Highest education
  • Occupation
  • Place of burial (if applicable)
  • Clothing
  • Clergy name and phone number
  • Survivors (name and relationship)
  • Insurance policies (if applicable)

Expert counseling is available to help with decisions or questions you may have.  Feel free to Contact Us.