Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Allen Memorial Home. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether you’re 25 or 75, here are the reasons why you should consider prearranging:

1.) Make your wishes clear.

Everyone is different, but some have very specific ideas about how they want to be laid to rest. You might have a strong opinion about cremation or embalming. You might want to be sent off with a lavish reception with a beautiful buffet spread. Others want to be laid to rest simply, with a quiet, intimate gathering of family and friends. Whatever your wishes, when you preplan with Allen Memorial, you know they’ll come to pass.

2.) Remove family tensions.

This will be an incredibly difficult time for your family made even more stressful by the need to make all kinds of decisions. Throw family dynamics into the mix, and it can lead to disagreements and strained relationships. Save your family from this additional stress by prearranging with us.

3.) Save money overall.

You don’t have to pay for your plans – you can simply put them on file with us. But you do have the option of paying for them. You could live another 30-40 years if you’re in your 40’s or 50’s, but any inflation the country sees during that time won’t impact the cost of your funeral.

4.) Save your family money.

It’s true that none of us know the moment we’ll pass away. If we leave the earth suddenly, without having planned, it’s our family who will have to make all of the arrangements – and pay the bill. When emotions are running high, it’s not the time to make financial decisions. You can remove this burden from their shoulders with preplanning.

5.) Make it personal. 

Imagine someone reading a note penned by you before your passing to your family at the funeral. Think of the reaction from loved ones when your favorite song starts playing during the service, or when we start serving your favorite desserts at the reception afterwards. All of these personal touches, which will only happen if you plan ahead, can be your final message of love to your family and friends.

6.) Gain peace of mind – for you and the people you love.

You know your wishes are recorded, and your family will not have the added stress of having to plan your funeral after you’re gone. They’ll be able to focus on what really matters – the love of your family and the memories they’ll hold of you in their heart forever.

Ready to talk to someone about preplanning? Allen Memorial’s compassionate, professional staff is always here for you. You can always reach them by calling 607-754-0110. We’re ready to link arms with you in planning your perfect farewell.