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3 Items That Should Be on Your Funeral Planning Checklist July 23, 2018

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3 Items That Should Be on Your Funeral Planning Checklist, Cincinnati, Ohio

The passing of a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience. If you’re in charge of funeral planning, you may find this task hard to focus on while you’re grieving. To make it easier and ensure you don’t forget anything, the team at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home in Cincinnati, OH, recommends creating a checklist. In particular, they say to include the following three items.

A Funeral Planning Checklist

1. Create an Obituary

This notice of the person’s passing is generally placed online or in the local paper soon after their death. It usually includes their name and dates of birth and death, as well as information about their life, such as volunteer work they did or their military career. Often, it is written by a close friend or family member who is a good writer.

2. Find Out if They Had a Will

funeral planningPeople often specify their desires for their funeral in this document, so you’ll need to find out if the deceased made one. If they did, ask the executor whether they had any requests for the memorial service. These should be respected as much as possible; after fulfilling them, you can also ask family and friends for their input.

3. Arrange the Service

Funeral services are complicated to set up. You’ll need to choose between a traditional burial or cremation, as well as choose a place for the reception and arrange transportation for the attendees. Because they require a lot of organization and paperwork, it’s usually best to work with a trained funeral director who can provide grief support and make sure everything goes smoothly.

For over 100 years, the compassionate team members at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home have been helping Cincinnati residents say goodbye to and honor their loved ones. They have experience working with customers from a variety of diverse backgrounds and will ensure the service is personalized. To learn more about funeral planning, call (513) 921-4144 or visit them online.

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