Here you'll find answers to questions that are frequently asked about funerals and grief. Find your circumstance below and click on a topic to find related questions and answers.
Death in Your Family.
Planning a Funeral.
Are the services of a funeral director needed? What information is needed when making arrangements with the funeral home and cemetery? How much does a funeral cost?
Funerals "At Need" | Funerals "Pre Need" | Funeral Cost
Burial vs Cremation.
What are the choices for interment of the deceased? How do interment options differ for cremated remains? What are the considerations for embalming, and for care of the deceased?
Interment Choices | Cremation | Embalming / Care
How do you make a funeral meaningful? Good choices for memorial poems and funeral songs? How do you write a tribute?
Types of Funerals | Meaningful Ceremonies | Funeral Music | Funeral Readings | Funeral Transportation | Obituaries | Eulogies
Selecting Funeral Providers.
Purchasing Funeral Products.
What types of caskets are available and how do you choose? Is a casket required when cremation is your choice? What types of grave markers are available and where do you purchase one?
Caskets | Burial Vaults | Cremation Urns | Grave Markers
What is the proper etiquette when paying your respects to a grieving family? How long should you stay at a wake? Should you send flowers or make a donation? What if you are the bereaved and need to plan the funeral event? What etiquette is involved for the bereaved during the funeral?
What to Say | What to Do | Attending Services | Tributes | Bereaved: Planning the Service | Bereaved: During the Services
Coping with Grief.
Death Notices / Death Benefits.
What are your rights as a consumer of funeral goods and services?
Laws and Regulations