Preplanning for any funeral, traditional or cremation, only takes a small amount of time. But it will give you a great deal of peace of mind. You can use the Farley online checklist or review the steps on paper at home or with one of our preplanning counselors. From your contact list to an urn to memorial donations, you need to plan ahead for a cremation and funeral. The time to get started is now.

Many families are unaware of just how many ways we can help. We can do as little or as much of the planning as you like. As experienced funeral directors, we are trained with an understanding of what needs to be done. We have a complete preplanning checklist to be certain no detail is overlooked. The following are some of the items that are included on the checklist.

  • Vital Statistics (including)
    • Name of father, place of birth, year
    • Mother’s maiden name, place of birth, year
    • Education – elementary, high school, college, graduate school
    • Social security number
  • Veteran Information
    • Military service
    • Branch rank
    • Date of enlistment
    • Date of discharge
    • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
    • Serial number
  • Affiliations
    • Fraternal, service and union memberships
    • Special recognitions
  • Persons to Contact
    • Children, relatives and friends to notify
  • Funeral Preferences
    • Preferred clergy/celebrant
    • Names of pallbearers and honorary pallbearers
    • Preferred music, bible verses or poetry
    • Preferred clothing or jewelry
    • Burial property information
    • Special instructions
  • Cemetery Preferences
    • Ground Burial
    • Mausoleum Entombment
    • Columbarium Niche for Cremated Remains
    • Granite Cremation Bench for Cremated Remains
    • Ossuary for Cremated Remains
    • Ground Burial for Cremated Remains
  • Location of Important Documents and Passwords