Whether planning for yourself or helping someone you love, Allen Memorial Home will make the arrangement process seamless and simple. Here is a comprehensive Preplanning Checklist to guarantee no detail will be overlooked.

Be sure to have this information with you when you call us or meet with our caring staff to begin planning.

Vital Statistics (including)

  • Name of father, place of birth, year
  • Mother’s maiden name, place of birth, year
  • Education – elementary, high school, college, graduate school
  • Social Security number

Veteran Information

  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number


  • Fraternal, service and union memberships
  • Special recognitions

Persons to Contact

  • Children, relatives and friends to notify

Funeral Preferences

  • Preferred clergy/celebrant
  • Names of pallbearers and honorary pallbearers
  • Preferred music, Bible verses or poetry
  • Preferred clothing or jewelry
  • Burial property information
  • Special instructions

Location of Important Documents and Passwords