Funeral Pre-Planning

Pre-planning your funeral should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. If you don't know how to start pre-planning for your funeral, contact our caring staff at Naples Funeral Home at 239-775-4255. We look forward to helping you.

Why Should I Plan Ahead?

Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life wishes. It's a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once completed, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.
It's All About Taking Control
Pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:
  • Is easy. There's no health questionnaire or physical exam required. Absolutely anyone can make a pre-plan, and there is no waiting for return documents. The plan is completed, and put on-file in our office.
  • Lets your family clearly know what your wishes are.
  • Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.
  • Can protect your family from inflation. Your expenses can be covered when you need them to be, through a pre-payment plan.
Does Pre-planning Require Pre-payment?
The simple answer is: No. You have a couple of options. You can put a plan on paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.

Or, you can protect you and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.

When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for our services you have already paid for.
Why Pre-Plan with Naples Funeral Home?
By pre-planning with us, you can be assured that your final wishes are known. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions under emotional duress. Through pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them to be. That's guaranteed.

Our plans offer a variety of payment options to fit most everyone. Choose the payment option that is right for you.

 

Pre-Planning Checklist

Many people feel overwhelmed with all there is to consider in pre-planning a funeral. Our dedicated professionals can help guide you through the process.
Prepare
Laying the foundation for a well thought-out plan for you or a loved one takes a bit of time, but, it's worth every moment spent. Here's what to do to get started:

  • Prepare a contact list of individuals who should be notified in a medical emergency or death.
  • Write an obituary or simply jot down information you would like included in an obituary.
  • Decide where obituary and memorial information should appear.
Choose the type of service you would like including the burial you prefer and make those arrangements. Some of the things you might be deciding include:
 
  • Cemetery lot location
  • Casket type; cremation urn type
  • Vault or sectional crypt
  • Type of service: religious, military, non-denominational, or fraternal
  • The contact details for the funeral home you designate to care for you
 
  • Pallbearers, music, flowers, scripture or other readings
  • Charity to receive donations in lieu of flowers, if donations are preferred
  • Select the speakers and the eulogies that you would want to represent you.
  • Decide what organizations or church will benefit from memorial donations in your name.
 
Arrange and Delegate
Give your Executor a copy of your Will. Safety deposit boxes are often opened up during the estate settlement process, long after the funeral. Any funeral planning documents therein can be of no help to your executor.

Make sure your representative has a list of important account information for retirement plans, insurance policies, investments, bank accounts, safe-deposit boxes, properties, preferred law and accountant firms, and mortuaries. Remind your personal representative that the Social Security Administration will need to be called and, if you're receiving benefits such as those from the Veteran's Administration, they should be contacted as well.

Designate a power of attorney to ensure that proper information can be accessed in the event of your illness or death. Make sure a durable power of attorney for healthcare and a living will are in place so that your wishes are carried out if you are unable to do so.

You can also contact us for additional information. We're pleased to answer any questions you may have, without obligation. You can call us at 239-775-4255 or send an email inquiry to preplanning@naplesfuneralhome.com.
Online Pre-Planning Form
Make these important decisions with our simple online pre-planning form. You can take your time, too; you'll be creating a log-in name and password, so you can save your work and come back to it anytime.
 
 
 
 
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