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Old 07-30-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Have you planned for your funeral/service?

Did you go with a local company? Who and why?

Its time to plan and prepare and we sure would like information and local input.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Funeral Caring USA. They have the best prices and they have packages that include everything. Both of my parents have prepaid their plans. San Antonio Funeral Home: Funeral Caring USA provides hassle free funerals in San Antonio
Many locations throughout the city and the prices are clearly given.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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Funeral Caring USA. They have the best prices and they have packages that include everything. Both of my parents have prepaid their plans. San Antonio Funeral Home: Funeral Caring USA provides hassle free funerals in San Antonio
Many locations throughout the city and the prices are clearly given.
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Thank you
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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Have you planned for your funeral/service?
No.

I will be gone... I don't care what they do with me.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:34 PM
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I care. I will NOT be stuck in the ground. Burn me up and take what's left and toss me in the ocean.

Neptune Society - America's Most Trusted Cremation Provider since 1973
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I care. I will NOT be stuck in the ground. Burn me up and take what's left and toss me in the ocean.

Neptune Society - America's Most Trusted Cremation Provider since 1973

Agreed. I just want to take care of the necessary so if anyone is sad, they do not have to deal with the issue. I will have already taken care of it!
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I think it's great you are handling this so you can ease the burden on your family at such a sad time. My mother did the same after watching several relatives put through a rough time planning funerals. She went to alot of trouble to set everything up with Mission Park. She finished paying for it herself and we were shocked when she died of cancer less then a year later--shocked because she was the healthiest in her family yet died 15 years younger then the least healthy! That said, while she was very happy with Mission Park's funeral plan for her brother-in-law, I was not as happy when it was our turn to deal with them. There were alot of "incidentals" (several thousand worth for my mother's nonassuming funeral), they were quite inflexible about scheduling the time of the funeral, and they told me they had a certain song my mother requested then at the viewing the night before her 10 AM service told me it was up to me to provide it. Even sadder was the fact that so many of the family had used Mission Park that my mother had a special fondness for them.

All told though, unless you are very sure you will have your service in San Antonio it is probably a better idea to go with a company that is not based in a certain city. At the same time I'd make sure they were not only legitimate but an established company with other types of insurance as well. With the state of our economy how sad would it be to pay out all that money then the company go under and your family have to pay again!
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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At the same time I'd make sure they were not only legitimate but an established company with other types of insurance as well. With the state of our economy how sad would it be to pay out all that money then the company go under and your family have to pay again!
Your post just reminded me of something. When my parents set up a prepaid funeral plan, the monies are set aside in a separate savings account at the bank separate from the funeral's operating expenses. A reputable place will have this noted in the paperwork so if there is a bankruptcy, someone has a claim to get their money back and proceed to buy services elsewhere.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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I think it's great you are handling this so you can ease the burden on your family at such a sad time. My mother did the same after watching several relatives put through a rough time planning funerals. She went to alot of trouble to set everything up with Mission Park. She finished paying for it herself and we were shocked when she died of cancer less then a year later--shocked because she was the healthiest in her family yet died 15 years younger then the least healthy! That said, while she was very happy with Mission Park's funeral plan for her brother-in-law, I was not as happy when it was our turn to deal with them. There were alot of "incidentals" (several thousand worth for my mother's nonassuming funeral), they were quite inflexible about scheduling the time of the funeral, and they told me they had a certain song my mother requested then at the viewing the night before her 10 AM service told me it was up to me to provide it. Even sadder was the fact that so many of the family had used Mission Park that my mother had a special fondness for them.

All told though, unless you are very sure you will have your service in San Antonio it is probably a better idea to go with a company that is not based in a certain city. At the same time I'd make sure they were not only legitimate but an established company with other types of insurance as well. With the state of our economy how sad would it be to pay out all that money then the company go under and your family have to pay again!

Thank you for taking the time to share something so close to your heart. I am so sorry about your mom.
Thank you again, your response means alot to me.
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