How Pre-paid Burial Plans Work

What is burial planning?

Pre-paid burial planning is one of the most thoughtful and considerate gifts you can give to your loved ones, because it relieves the burden of making difficult and expensive decisions at the time of grieving, and lets you set your own legacy. The love story you built with your family will endure for generations, and planning your burial arrangements in advance allows your family the time to connect with the warm and tender memories you shared together.

It means making burial plans now, in order to:

More than 50 percent of Americans ages 50-74 pre-plan their burial needs. Imagine the calming peace of mind you can have knowing that it’s all taken care of.

How involved is burial planning?

You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to prepare your pre-burial plan. Just a simple three-step process:

Step 1: Choose your burial plan option

Above ground, in-ground, or cremation. This site will walk you through the various burial options to help you decide which feels right for you. 

And if you want additional guidance, you can speak to a caring, knowledgeable representative at a affiliate neighborhood cemetery location

Step 2: Select your memorial space

As part of your burial planning, you must decide if you want your final resting place to be in the ground, in a mausoleum, or in a columbarium. Once you’ve chosen, we ease the process with three effortless purchase options:

Step 3: Select all necessary burial items

Here is a handy chart to identify all the items you’ll need to complete your cemetery pre-planning:

Type of Space Burial Items Necessary for a Complete Plan
Land 1. Vault
2. Opening-and-Closing
3. Memorial
4. Casket
Many of our land customers subsequently purchase their opening-and-closing and vault (in turn finalizing the space arrangements). At a later date, the memorial, and then finally the casket, are purchased, resulting in a complete land (in-ground) pre-paid burial plan.
Mausoleum Crypt
(Community and Private)
1. Opening-and-Closing
2. Casket
Cremation - Land 1. Urn
2. Vault
3. Opening-and-Closing
4. Memorial
5. Casket (unless cremation occurs directly at death)
Cremation - Niche
(Mausoleum or Columbarium)
1. Urn
2. Niche Opening-and-Closing

And that’s all there is to it! Congratulations on making such a thoughtful decision to protect your loved ones and your wishes by planning your burial. 

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