Wagoner, Oklahoma
2980 US-69
Wagoner, OK 74467
(918) 485-9525
Shipman Funeral Homes located in Wagoner, Oklahoma prides itself on generations of experience. Our services are available to families in North Texas, Western Arkansas, and Eastern Oklahoma. Our professional staff has a reputation for being trustworthy, and compassionate while meeting your funeral service needs.

How Funeral Planning in Advance Will Help Your Family July 15, 2017

How Funeral Planning in Advance Will Help Your Family, Wagoner, Oklahoma

After the death of a loved one, planning a funeral is the last thing most people want to do—it adds additional stress to an already daunting situation. Selecting a funeral home, choosing flower arrangements, and deciding on final arrangements can be extremely difficult, especially when your family is trying to focus on grieving. Pre-need contracts allow you to take care of your own funeral planning before you pass, which offers enormous benefits to the family members you leave behind.

3 Reasons to Pursue Funeral Planning Now

Handle Difficult Decisions in Advance

funeral planningPre-planning your funeral service allows you to make every decision yourself, leaving your family the space they need to mourn. With a pre-need contract, you can select everything from the location of your funeral service to the manner in which your remains are disposed, taking a significant weight off your loved ones in the wake of your death.

Avoid Fights & Disagreements

When emotions are running high, it's not unusual for families to disagree on final arrangements, sparking fights and conflicts which can leave lasting emotional scars. Taking care of your funeral planning in advance will help prevent these conflicts, since the funeral home will be contractually obligated to abide by your wishes.

Relieve the Financial Burden

Planning a funeral is not only emotionally difficult, it can also be extremely expensive. In fact, the average cost of a funeral in the United States is between $7,000 and $8,000—a financial burden many families are not in a position to meet. While it isn't necessary, you may choose to pre-pay for your own funeral, either with cash in a trust or a special life insurance policy, helping your family avoid the financial consequences that often come with tragedy.

 

For generations, families throughout Wagoner and Muskogee, OK, have relied on Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory for compassionate service during difficult times. Visit their website now to learn more about the benefits of pre-planning your funeral service. To speak with someone at their Wagoner location, call (918) 485-9525, or call their Muskogee location at (918) 682-1700.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory
Praise His Name, Wagoner, Oklahoma
Praise His Name              When we are faced with trials that seem to make us feel like we have been defeated it’...read more
3 Ways to Keep Family Traditions Going After a Loss, Wagoner, Oklahoma
After a loved one passes away, it may be hard for the family to keep certain traditions going. When the time feels right, there are numerous ways to continue celebrating special even...read more
Surrendering to God, Wagoner, Oklahoma
Surrendering to God When we surrender to God we allow God to use us wherever He needs us to be. A scripture that came to my mind as I was preparing to write this article was. The ha...read more
God's Not Picking On You, Wagoner, Oklahoma
God’s Not Picking On You Have you ever found yourself in one situation after another that just honestly isn’t pleasant? And just when you finally think that you’ve got the waves slo...read more
The Moment I First Believed, Wagoner, Oklahoma
The Moment I First Believed When you step back and look at the world you can’t help but ask yourself “What went wrong?” But the answer is, us God’s children have fallen away from Hi...read more