it comes to planning for your future, prearranging your final arrangements
is one of the most considerate and practical plans you can make.
Not only do you relieve your family of emotional and financial stress
during their time of grief; you are able to make choices with which
you are comfortable. In addition, you save a substantial amount
of money through preplanning discounts and are able to choose from
a larger variety of available options and locations without the
pressure of time constraints.
There are, however, many important factors to consider when deciding
to preplan. At Elmwood Cemetery, memorial advisors will be happy and able
to answer all your questions directly and clearly.
Why should I preplan a memorialization?
You probably have already
taken steps to prepare for a death in the family by making a will
and taking out a life insurance policy. Preplanning your memorialization
is simply the next step to completing your plans. By preplanning,
you are making the wise decision to ensure that all of the emotional
and financial details are in order for your burial. You relieve
your family of a difficult decision in their time of grief and save
a substantial amount of money by taking advantage of today’s
does preplanning involve?
Preplanning allows you
to arrange and pay for burial needs in advance, providing you with
the opportunity to make the choices that are right for you. You
make the important decision regarding traditional burial, above
ground entombment or cremation. You choose the location. And you
can control the cost, spending as much or as little as you deem
preplanning really make it easier on my family?
Definitely! Your family
will not be faced with the uncertainty of whether or not they are
carrying out your wishes. Preplanning also helps avoid “emotional
overspending,” an expensive situation many families face when
they need to make immediate decisions at a highly stressful time.
will preplanning save me money?
When you preplan at
today’s prices, you protect your family from future increases,
conserving their financial resources. You pay today’s costs
instead of prices that will be in effect ten, twenty or even fifty
years from now. Preplanning discounts are often available with low
How do I know
the cemetery will be here when my family needs it?
15% of your grave, crypt
or niche purchase is placed in an endowment fund that pays for the
perpetual maintenance of the cemetery.
is it important to have a memorial in a cemetery?
A memorial serves as
a tribute, honoring past generations, acknowledging history and
remembering one’s life and passing. We believe that it’s
vital to provide a permanent tribute so that future generations
may remember our ancestors who have passed on and reflect upon our
I’m planning on cremation. Do I still need a burial plan?
Cremation is a popular
choice for its simplicity, dignity and affordability. Yet there
are still many decisions. Cremated remains may be placed in a traditional
burial plot or above ground in a mausoleum niche.
a memorial something my family is supposed to take care of? Should
it really be up to me to decide?
A memorial is a personal
reflection of one’s life. Preplanning gives you and your family
the time to think about and discuss the memorialization that will
be most meaningful.