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What Is the Role of a Funeral Director? April 8, 2019

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What Is the Role of a Funeral Director?, Grant City, Missouri

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of life’s hardest challenges. If you’re tasked with the funeral planning process, hiring a funeral director is one of the first steps to help ease some of the burden. Here is a comprehensive overview of a funeral director’s many roles and how they can help you honor the memory of your loved one.

Before the Funeral

funeral directorAs soon as a death certificate has been issued, the body is transferred to the funeral home so that the funeral director may prepare it for the upcoming viewing or funeral. They are also responsible for dealing with the necessary paperwork on your behalf, which includes death notices in the local newspaper. During a consultation, the funeral director will assist you with various decisions, such as choosing a coffin, arranging flowers, and organizing any special tributes. They will ensure the funeral and memorial service best reflect your wishes and those of the deceased.

During & After the Funeral

The funeral director will travel with the deceased to the venue and burial. Their staff will greet mourners, prepare attendance cards, and arrange floral tributes. They can also accept donations on behalf of your family and the deceased, and distribute them to charities of your choosing. During the funeral planning process and even after, the director is there to provide support and guidance during this difficult time.


If you need help planning a funeral service, turn to the caring staff at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. Since 1868, this family-owned funeral home has helped countless families navigate the funeral planning process and say goodbye to their loved ones. They also offer funeral pre-planning services and 24/7 support so you can count on them anytime. Call the funeral director at (660) 564-3388 to speak with a compassionate staff member or visit their website to learn more about making funeral arrangements.

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