The funeral home will help coordinate arrangements with the cemetery.

Bring the following information to complete the State vital statistic requirements:
• Birth Date, Birthplace, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Social Security Number, Veteran’s Discharge or Claim Number, Education, Marital Status

• Contact your clergy. Decide on the time and place of the funeral or memorial service. This can be done at the funeral home.

• The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificate you will be needing and can order them for you.

• Make a list of family, close friends and employer or business colleagues. Notify each by phone.

• Decide on appropriate memorial to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, charity or school).

• Gather obituary information you want to include such as age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work, list of survivors in immediate family. Include time and place of services. The funeral home will normally write an article and submit to the newspapers (newspapers will accept pictures and they will be returned intact).

• Arrange for members of family or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone, keeping careful record of calls. If Social Security checks are automatic deposit, notify the bank of the death.