Pre-Planning

No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief-a time when people aren't thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.

Pre-planning your funeral can be very informal, and as simple as jotting down your preferences and sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements in the form of a preneed contract can be set up with us and can be pre-funded through life insurance, bank trust agreement, or another method.

Our Funeral Directors have many years of pre-planning experience. In fact, we were offering and writing preneed contracts before preplanning was commonplace.

Over the years, many families have entrusted their prearrangements to us.

A prearrangment can be as simple as placing a letter of instruction in our file or may be as complete as pre-selecting goods and services and pre-paying all these expenses. Pre-payment may be by single payment or a monthly payment plan.

In most instances we recommend our preneed contracts be made "Irrevocable." This means the funds are removed from the insured's asset pool and therefore cannot be counted against them if, for example, they are applying for Department of Human Resource assistance when confined to a Nursing Home.

All funeral homes selling preneeds in the state of West Virginia are regulated by the WV Attorney General's office and all funded preneeds are registered with them.

Our staff can tailor a preneed to suit any economic situation. If you would like to discuss preneed with us please email us at lohrbarb@lohrbarbfuneralhome.com or call.

"THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS"