Taking the time to arrange your funeral now leaves one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Why should I plan Ahead?
While people spend months planning events like weddings and trips, few think about the one event that is certain to happen: their funeral. The primary advantage of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted. Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It's difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
You can take your time creating arrangements that best suit your needs and preferences, and all you have to do is fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and then make changes at a later date without feeling rushed.
It lets you decided how you'd like to be remembered.
Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However, you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be.
It takes the burden off of your family and friends.
When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and a range of difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you're relieving them of that burden and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won't have to ask themselves, "Am I making the right choices?" and can instead focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey with those who cared about you most.
It gives you the ability to pre-pay if you wish.
While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won't have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We'd be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.
What if I move?
Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. Times and circumstances change and one of the valuable components of pre-planning is that they are transferable to any other funeral home in the Unites States. If you no longer feel comfortable with the funeral home you have your arrangements with for any reason, you should know that those arrangements can and should be transferred to a firm that you trust and would like to use. Please let us know if we can assist you in any of your pre-planning needs, from starting them, updating them or transferring them. We are here for you and want to make sure your plans are just as you wish.
Where do I start?
You can use our Pre-Planning Form to begin creating your personalized arrangements. You can also contact us to schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff to discuss your options and design your plan in person.
Pathway Memorial Funeral Home
411 Union Avenue
PO BOX 367
Moberly, MO 65270
Phone: 660-263-PATH (7284)