Record Your Final Wishes

Prearrange and prepay for your funeral with expert, compassionate, no-hassle guidance.

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Your Legacy, Your Way

Document your final wishes in writing now, protect your family in the future.

Imagine planning a wedding or any other large life celebration in just a few short days. You likely wouldn’t. So why leave the ultimate celebration of your life to the last minute when emotions are already high?

Preplanning your funeral is an act of love for your family. It’s your final gift to them and a way to prevent added stress during an already emotional time. Recording your final wishes prevents disagreements among family that could ultimately damage the healing process and relationships.

Within the first 24 to 48 hours, there are up to 125 decisions to make when planning a funeral. If needed information isn’t readily available, then it can add a lot of stress for family members at an already difficult time.

Our preplanning advisors can explain your options, answer your questions and walk you through the process.

Peace of Mind

Preplan to give you and your loved ones peace of mind. You can be confident your final wishes will be met and your family won’t have to stress over making the right decisions.

By having a plan in place, your loved ones don’t have to worry about every detail. Instead, they can focus on giving you what you wanted.

Put Your Final Wishes in Writing

Prepay to Save

Did you know planning final arrangements is one of the most expensive purchases families face in life? While not required, most people who preplan their funeral also choose to pre-fund it.

When you prepay, the final arrangement services you choose are locked in at today’s rates to save you and your family from rising costs.

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Flexible Transfers

If you or a relative have already prearranged a funeral, you still have the option to transfer it to another funeral home. Under Ohio law, all prearranged plans are 100 percent transferrable at any time.

Our advisors can answer your questions and explain all you need to know about transferring your prearranged funeral plan.

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Uncover the Financial & Emotional Benefits of Prearrangements

You may be shocked to learn that the average funeral costs between $7,000 - $10,000. Paying for an unexpected funeral can be overwhelming. But, there is a way to take care of yourself and your family and save money on your funeral in the long run—preplanning.

The Seniors’ Guide to Funeral Arrangements offers insight on the financial benefits of arranging your funeral ahead of time.

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Expertly Trained Preplanning Advisors

In our 100+ years serving Northeast Ohio, we’ve helped countless families plan their final wishes. We aim to provide every family with care, comfort and service during a difficult time.

When you set up an appointment with us, our expertly trained preplanning advisors will explain your options, answer your questions and walk you through the entire preplanning process.

We invite you to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation now. This is your opportunity to learn how you can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

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It's Your Legacy. How Do You Want to be Remembered?

What do you want to be remembered by? It’s a heavy question to consider, but important to your personal legacy—both now and after you pass. After all, we all want to leave something behind for those we love.

We have made it simple for you to begin planning a life worth celebrating with our personalized online final wishes tool. We want you to be confident you're planning and leaving your own family well.

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Transfer Your Prearranged Funeral Plan to Busch

There are many reasons why someone would consider transferring their plan, including:

  • Moving to another state or local area.
  • Previous funeral home comes under new ownership.
  • Prefer the experience and care of another funeral home.

Under Ohio law, whatever cost you agreed to during your initial prearrangement agreement is final. However, it’s important to note that under certain conditions, you may not be refunded for a cost difference. An advisor can help explain Ohio Medicaid laws to you so that you can make the most of the funds set aside to cover your funeral.

All funeral homes have varying rules, conditions and terms associated with their prearranged plans. Our advisors are here to answer any questions about the limitations mentioned in your original fine print.

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Even though I have a large family, I was mom's main caregiver and was the one to do all the decision-making. Doing a preplanned funeral arrangements 14 years ago was the best decision I made for myself! It saved me a lot of emotional and financial burden when it was time to use it. I was so relieved to discover how easy it was to change the plans mom requested years ago that she no longer wanted. Well, easy for me, because I had you taking care of all the details. Thank you.
Becky
North Royalton
I preplanned my funeral with the help of Julie Graf Skinner. The entire experience was exceptional. From the moment I walked in the door, Julie guided me with respect and kindness. I never felt pressured or uncomfortable in any way. Julie explained each step thoroughly and answered all of my questions. I now have peace of mind and my family will not have to make important decisions at a difficult time.
Anonymous
When I preplanned everything, I was amazed that there was no pressure from Kathleen Bloesinger to try to add or change anything I had asked for. My husband was a humble and simple man and never wanted anything to suggest he was anything different or special.
Marilyn
North Royalton
 

Have Questions About Preplanning? We Have Answers.

 

Compassionate Guides and Helpful Resources

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Ready to prearrange your funeral or memorial service? Let's get started.

Our preplanning advisors can explain your options, answer your questions and walk you through the process within one afternoon. Fill out the form to schedule a consultation or contact us at any time at 1-800-252-8724.