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What You Need To Know About Handling A Funeral

By Erin Walker

The sight of a family member or best friend in a casket is enough to make even the sanest person lose it. Losing a loved one is something we all must face sooner or later, but is something we still dread. Then there is the whole funeral process with which we must deal. Understanding that process will never fill the emptiness or lift the pain, but it will help the funeral run smoothly.

The first thing the funeral home will do is check to see if you are already in their records. If you are, then some of the paperwork will already be completed, if not, you will need to fill that out. Once the paper work is done, the preparations for the funeral itself begin. Details such as the type of casket, number of pallbearers, type of service, and so on, will be discussed.

During this time of mourning you need to remember your own safety. Families preparing for a funeral are more likely to be the victims of a burglary. Burglars will often browse the obituaries in their local newspapers. They search for the time and place of the funeral service and then rob the immediate family while they are away at the funeral. The only trouble is, the address of the family is not provided in the newspaper. In order to glean the address of the family members, burglars will usually try to go through the funeral home.

Most funeral homes are good about keeping a tight-lip on home addresses. However, burglars often turn out to be friends of the family and will know the address. Even distant friends or acquaintances can find addresses through Facebook, church directories, or other means.

The best way to ensure your home is safe while you’re at the funeral is to have a home monitoring system. A home monitoring system will allow you to attend the funeral knowing your home is safe. Funerals are a sacred time to remember the lives of those gone before us, don’t let a house distract your from remembering your loved one.

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Walker, Erin "What You Need To Know About Handling A Funeral." What You Need To Know About Handling A Funeral. 5 Jul. 2010. 17 Jul 2015 <>.

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Walker, E (2010, July 5). What You Need To Know About Handling A Funeral. Retrieved July 17, 2015, from

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Walker, Erin "What You Need To Know About Handling A Funeral"

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