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3 Steps to Take After a Loved One Passes February 5, 2019

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3 Steps to Take After a Loved One Passes, Grant City, Missouri

Coping with the death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult challenges, especially when you are tasked with handling their funeral arrangements. While there are a number of decisions to make, following the process step-by-step can help to ease the stress and allow you to focus on grieving. Below is a list of steps you need to take following the passing of a loved one.

What to Do After a Loved One Passes Away

1. Obtain a Legal Pronouncement of Death

A medical examiner must make a legal pronouncement of death. An authority must be present as a witness; if your loved one passed at home or a hospital, you will need to contact the police. A death certificate will be issued after the pronouncement, which is required for body transportation and funeral arrangements. 

2. Notify Immediate Family Members

funeral arrangementContact immediate family members and loved ones. This will allow them extra time to prepare for the funeral, and they will be able to notify others on your behalf. It’s also a good opportunity to ask for help with the funeral arrangement process so some of the burden can be taken off your shoulders. 

3. Make the Funeral Arrangements

Choose a funeral home that can help you with every aspect of the funeral arrangement process. During a consultation with a funeral director, you will have to decide on burial or cremation. If you do choose a burial, you will need to pick a site and a casket. 


If you need assistance planning funeral arrangements, turn to the compassionate staff at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. Serving New Haven County, CT, since 1868, the premier funeral home has made it their mission to help local families honor their loved ones in a variety of ways, including traditional burials and cremations. Their funeral directors will guide you through every step of the process, from writing the obituary to making funeral arrangements. Give them a call at (660) 564-3388 to schedule a consultation or visit their website to learn more about their list of services. 

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