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At our funeral home, we make preplanning as quick and easy as possible for our families. Call us today to set up an appointment. The arrangements you make will reflect your exact wishes and desires. Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members.


Pre-payment will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled.


Checklist

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General

  • Gather personal information for your obituary, including date of birth, educational experience, names of parents, place of birth, name of spouse, date of the wedding, location of the wedding, hobbies, interests, special groups, and survivors list.
  • Choose a charity to direct donations to, if in lieu of flowers is desired.
  • Make note of any instructions for your services and final disposition. 
  • How many certified copies of death certificates will you require?
  • Which media sources would you like your obituary displayed?

Funeral Service

  • Choose burial, entombment,  or cremation. 
  • Choose locations and types of services.
  • Choose floral arrangements and/or specific florist desired
  • Select which photographs and memorabilia you’d like to display.
  • Consider any customs, traditions, or religious rites that are important to you and your family.  
  • Choose the clothing you’d like to be dressed in.
  • Select a hairdresser if you have a preference.
  • Select music and/or genre and hymnals, if desired.
  • Choose a theme for stationery at your services.

Participants

  • Choose a clergy member or officiant to preside over the service.
  • Select any musicians and/or choir you’d like.
  • Select active and honorary casket bearers.
  • Choose friends or family members to perform the eulogy, read scripture, and/or prepare a speech.

Final Disposition

  • Identify the cemetery location..
  • Select a burial plot or mausoleum.
  • Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription and what company you'd like to use.  We are partnered directly with Geneseo Memorials & Bronze.
  • Decide who will keep your urn.  
  • Decide who will scatter your ashes and where.  Check local rules for ash distribution.


Affiliations
  • Fraternal organizations such as Moose Lodge, VFW, etc.
  • Service organizations such as Junior Achievement, etc.
  • Union memberships
  • Any special recognitions you have

Military Service Information
  • Military service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines)
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) you have toured


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Print & Fill Out Pre-Arrangement Form

Fax it to (309) 944-1416 or email it to info@vandemorefuneralhome.com

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

 
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Keep In Mind...

There's no need to make all the decisions by yourself.  We offer personalized assistance in creating the funeral plan that is perfect for you.
You may call (309) 944-1415 to schedule a one-on-one meeting with our funeral planning specialist, Kathleen.


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