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Why Plan Ahead

Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

It's Easy

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 you always can make changes if you wish.



You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires.



Relieve Your Family’s Burden

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance.



You Can Prepay

Prepayment generally means that you save money by being protected from inflation and price changes. We deposit all prepayments into a trust fund where it remains until needed. Prepaying also provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes.



What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.



Where Do I Start?

First, check out the Have the Talk of a Lifetime program. It is a wonderful resource to start meaningful conversations with those you love. You can also utilize our preplanning checklist to help with gathering all of the important information you will need in order to get organized.

Afterwards, preplan online with our form or schedule a meeting with a funeral director to discuss and your options and make a plan.



HETRICK-BITNER FUNERAL HOME, INC
N. Bitner, Supervisor
Phone: (717) 545-3774
Fax: (717) 545-2325
3125 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109

NEUMYER FUNERAL HOME, INC
G. Kaznowsky, Supervisor
Phone: (717) 233-7814
Fax: (717) 545-2325
1334 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

RONALD C.L. SMITH FUNERAL HOME
R. Smith, Supervisor
Phone: (717) 834-4515
Fax: (717) 545-2325
325 N. High Street
Duncannon, PA 17020

JESSE H. GEIGLE FUNERAL HOME, INC
V. Miller, Supervisor
Phone: (717) 652-7701
Fax: (717) 545-2325
2100 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110


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