For many individuals, it is difficult to think about death… and even more difficult to talk about it.
Benedict-Rettey Mortuary has been helping people since 1950 to plan their final wishes in advance without placing a difficult decision-making and financial burden on the people they love most. Loved ones have often found it a comfort knowing that everything had been arranged for long before their time of need. Our convenient facility offers personal quality service, an experienced caring staff, and a comfortable home-like atmosphere.
The time of death is a very difficult and stressful time for the loved ones involved. During our longstanding service to the community we’ve seen time and again the confusion and heartache that can occur when no plans have been made. We’ve also witnessed the peace of mind that thoughtful preparation can bring not only to the one making the plans, but to those left behind.
While preplanning is a thoughtful gesture, it is also practical. It allows you to make unhurried informed decisions while your emotions are at rest. It requires you to organize your important documents so your survivors will have the information they need, and so insurance or other benefits due you won’t be overlooked. If you choose to invest in a prepayment plan, you not only protect against the higher costs tomorrow may bring, you also assure funds will be available when they’re needed the most.
Advanced planning allows you to choose a reasonable budget and permits you the option to set aside funds over a period of time. Funds set aside against future cost are held in a state-approved trust account or top rated insurance company until required.
Advance Planning For a Loved One
While making such decisions is difficult at any time, planning in advance for the death of a loved one can relieve you of that responsibility at the time of death, when you may be emotionally vulnerable. Take time now to discuss these matters and find out what your loved ones want. Be sure to put any wishes or requests in writing. This is also a good time to discuss organ donation and donation to medical science.
Advance Planning For Yourself
Planning in advance for your own disposition after death can spare your loved ones the anguish of making difficult decisions while grieving. Shopping ahead of time, getting correct information, and planning in advance allows you to make informed decisions before you purchase, and may save you money. Be sure to discuss your wishes with your family. You may also wish to talk to an attorney about the best way to ensure that your wishes are followed.
You can make arrangements directly with a funeral establishment or through a memorial society or funeral consumer group or organization. Memorial societies and funeral consumer groups or organizations are nonprofit entities that provide information about preplanning funerals and disposition. They do not offer funeral services and are not regulated by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, although they are regulated under Federal and State nonprofit laws. To find a funeral establishment, memorial society, or funeral consumer organization, ask friends and relatives for referrals, or check the phone book Yellow Pages or Internet listings.
If you wish to consider some advanced planning, feel free to contact us. Our family is here to server your family, as we have been for over 50 years. You can trust Benedict-Rettey to fulfill your final wishes.