End of life planning and death bring particularly challenging times. In the Planning Center, find tools and resources to help guide with pre-planning or planning, including a series of helpful articles and directories. These resources provide assistance with every aspect following the death of a loved one, from choosing a funeral home to writing a eulogy.


Whether pre-planning a funeral or planning one immediately following a death, find important resources to help you understand the decisions that need to be made. These resources include step-by-step lists to provide guidance, and lessen the burdens of decision making.

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There are many details required when making burial arrangements. Pre-planning may assist in reducing the decision making process and make the preparations for burial of a loved one easier to manage. Understanding the process before making any decisions will also help alleviate stress.

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Finding the right words to honor and commemorate a loved one is challenging. These resources provide advice that can help with writing a thoughtful, considerate, and appropriate obituary and teach the proper techniques for giving a eulogy.

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Religious backgrounds and observances are two of the strongest influences for the rituals of traditional funerals and the process of healing from grief. The foundations and traditions of various faiths lay the groundwork for preparations after the loss of a loved one.
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Checklists and related articles help you stay organized and guide you through the most common situations that occur during a time of loss. These comprehensive checklists help you remember every small detail during the planning process.
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Directories, guides, and other tools will walk you step-by-step through the planning process given a variety of circumstances. These resources help guide you through the most common situations that can occur during a time of loss.
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Finding an appropriate funeral home to handle the memorial service and burial can be a sensitive and overwhelming process. View our directory for suggested locations or begin by reading about important factors in choosing a funeral home.
Choosing a Funeral Home
Finding the right grief or bereavement center, or a grief camp for your child, after the loss of a loved one can be a sensitive and difficult process. Visit our directory for suggestions or learn about choosing a grief center.
Choosing a Grief Center

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