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Planning ahead for Dad’s “Final Arrangements”

When dad went into the nursing home after his hospitalization last fall, I had lots of papers to fill out.  One form they wanted me to complete immediately was about the details of his funeral arrangements.  Actually, Ruby Court, the … Continue reading

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Last Minute Funeral Arrangements Cause Many Problems

Mom passed away far from her permanent home. We had no plans for an out-of-state death and had to make arrangements immediately after the death. We chose an inexpensive funeral home and paid dearly in time and aggravation for that choice. A funeral home does more than arrange for the funeral service and cremation. They also help the family with the obituary, obtain the death certificates and guide the family through the myriad of activities necessary after a death. The funeral home we chose failed us at our time of need and added to our grief. I tell about what we did after mom passed away and how it made things difficult for us. Continue reading

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