Rosser Funeral Home

 

 

Begin Your Planning by Organizing.

We all have documents and information which others would have trouble locating: military discharge papers, Social Security numbers, bank accounts, safety deposit box keys, insurance policies, relatives' addresses. All of these items should be organized to be certain everything will be found. Insurance companies report that life insurance benefits are often unclaimed because survivors were unaware a policy existed.

Information you need when coming to make your loved one's arrangements.

We have to get information to meet state requirements. Here is what you need to know about your loved one:

  • Social Security Number
  • Full name as shown on Social Security Card
  • Date of Birth
  • Birthplace
  • Maiden name if applicable
  • Parents names. Mother’s maiden name.
  • Insurance Policies
  • Military Service Discharge Papers if applicable

There are other decisions you must make when meeting with our staff when planning your funeral:

  • Have you selected a cemetery or memorial location?
  • Clergy
  • Are certain religious or fraternal customs to be followed?
  • Do you wish to have a military service?
  • Do you prefer a particular charity as recipient of memorial gifts?
  • Do you wish to name pallbearers?
  • Do you wish to be buried in particular clothing or jewelry?
  • Are there any special readings, biblical passages, or musical selections you prefer?
  • What type of monument or marker do you prefer?

This list is far from complete, but it gives you an idea of the many decisions involved in planning a funeral.

Of course you can save your family from having to come up with this information or make these decisions by making pre-need arrangements. We can assist you in all stages of planning, from completing paperwork to helping and counseling the bereaved. We retain a complete record of your plans to ensure they are carried out on your behalf. A funeral trust account or final expense insurance is not a requirement of pre-arrangement, but the benefits merit serious consideration. Finally, be sure to advise your loved ones of your decisions and the arrangements you have made. Knowing everything is taken care of will give both you and your loved ones peace of mind.