Pre-Planning FAQs

Everything you need to know and want to ask about pre-planning.


Pre-planning versus pre-funding? I’ve heard both terms, what is the difference?

Pre-planning is much like it sounds—it allows you to make your wishes known to your loved ones and gives you the opportunity to create a unique celebration just how you would have wanted it. Pre-funding is the next logical step in the planning process. Even if your family knows your plans, your choices can leave a financial burden for those left behind. By pre-funding your arrangements, you can save your loved ones from incurring those costs. There are several different options of pre-funding your funeral and our pre-arrangement specialists will help you pick the option that works best for you.


Can I move a previously planned arrangement?

Yes, your arrangements are yours and can be transferred. The process of pre-arranging is a benefit to you and your family, not a way to lock you into being served by a specific funeral home or cemetery.


Do I need to purchase a burial vault?

In most areas of the country, each cemetery will require that you buy a vault to surround the casket in the grave. We have several options for you to choose from. Your funeral director will confirm with your specified cemetery what their vault requirements are.


I’ve heard about mausoleum burials - what are the benefits?

People choose mausoleum crypts because they are both clean and dry. They offer a good alternative for those who prefer to not be interred in the ground. In this situation a burial vault is not needed.


Are there vaults for cremated remains?

Yes, we offer urn vaults, designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains. We have a wide selection available, so we are sure we can help you find a beautiful option that is a good fit for your taste and preferences.


Can two cremations be performed at once?

No. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult.


Can I purchase my headstone ahead of time?

Yes, we offer custom designed headstones. Our pre-arrangement specialists can assist you in designing exactly what you want.

We know that you may have other questions, so feel free to call us at anytime so that we can walk you your options and help you create the best possible plan for you.

(573) 334-1313

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