Information for the obituary would include parent’s names, occupation (whether currently employed or retired), military history if a veteran, survivors, family members that have preceded in death, involvement in Fraternal or Service Organizations, special interests of the deceased, church membership, and contributions to a charitable organization for those who choose to do so instead of sending flowers, and visitation and service information.
During the pre-arrangement most families indicate the type of service they wish to have. Selections could include place of service: church, funeral home, graveside, or other location; visitation, and whether there would be a religious service during the visitation or a Fraternal or Organization service.
Today personalization has become an important aspect of any funeral service. Personalization may include someone “special” to read a poem, to sing, to deliver a eulogy, or a time where family and friends share their memories of the deceased. Other options for personalization include displaying a person’s craft work such as quilting, needlepoint, woodworking, hobbies, photo boards, memory boards, or unique collections.
Families making pre-arrangements may express to the funeral director the type of casket, outer burial container (vault), memorial folders, and thank-you cards they wish to have used for their service.
Cash Advance Items – items we pay for on your behalf
When paying for a funeral in advance, many funeral homes do not include Cash Advance Items in the cost of the services. However, at Bannan Funeral Home we include these items in the total cost of services for you. We believe it is only fair to those making the pre-arrangements and for the family at time of need to know there are costs from other sources besides the funeral home. These include:
- Certified copies of the death certificate (cost varies from county to county and from state to state)
- Grave opening and closing
- Tent and vault equipment at cemetery
- Date cutting for marker***