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Planning a funeral is never easy. We have provided the following information with the goal of making a difficult time much easier for you and your family.
Our staff is always here to guide and assist you, so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions. We are here to help you in any way we can.
Life Insurance Policies
We do not charge a fee for assisting you with claims. Certain policies may be assigned to the funeral home directly, if you so wish.
Military Discharge Papers
Clothing for Men
Clothing for Women
Glasses, Jewelry and/or Rosary
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This short phrase sums up our mission. We are committed to provide you with a funeral experience that honors the memory of your loved one's life. What better way is there to share the person you knew and loved with others?
Take a moment to reflect on the questions below. They can help you organize your thoughts and allow you to plan a more personal and meaningful ceremony.
How did he Live?
Whom did she Love?
What made him Laugh?
What things did she Learn?
What kind of Legacy did his life represent?
In the past, the obituary was used just as an announcement of a death - just the facts.
Today, they are increasingly used as an opportunity to reflect on a life well lived and how that life made a difference. This is extremely helpful to those unable to attend the services, as the obituary may be the only opportunity they have to reflect on the life of a relative, friend or colleague who has died.
Our funeral home will provide you with full assistance in composing the obituary.
However, for some, the process of writing an obituary is a special opportunity to say goodbye. It can be a wonderful tribute that gives us all a sense of who the person was and what they meant to those who knew and loved them. Though there are basic guidelines for writing an obituary, there are no hard and fast rules.
Basic Announcement Information
The lead paragraph of an obituary includes the name and address, including any past addresses where the person had community ties. The date and cause of death may also be included in this section at the discretion of the writer.
This section provides the time, date and location of any services being held, including the location of the final interment (cemetery or mausoleum). The obituary may also contain the locations involved with the scattering of ashes in case of a cremation.
Biographical Information & Life History
Next, if appropriate, some important facts about the person's life may be included. Occupations, memberships, community service, education and military service are typical examples. This section could also contain information about hobbies and favorite activities.
The list of surviving family members usually includes the names of spouses, parents, children and siblings along with their spouses and cities of residence. However, the names of grandchildren, other close relatives and special friends may also be included.
Some families provide the option of making charitable donations on behalf of the deceased in lieu of sending cards or flowers. In these situations, the address of the charity is necessary for contributors.
A Basic Obituary
Jonathon Q. Public, of Johnsonville, Idaho, died January 14, 2001, at the age of 83.
A service of Christian burial will be held at 3 p.m. on April 11, 2000 at The church of the Savior, 2121 S. Spring, Johnsonville, Idaho.
Born September 26, 1922 in Arcadia, KS, he was the third son of the late Andrew J. Public and the late Phobe Public (Abner). Jonathon lived most of his life in Johnsonville; he was an employee of Jillings International for 39 years. An active member of the local Lions club, Johnson served aboard submarines during World War II.
Mr. Public is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jackie (nee Carver); his son Bill; and his daughter Margie of Johnsonville, Mr. JPublic is also survived by five grandchildren: John, Betty, James, Turner and William.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the America Cancer Society, 1800 W. Wight, Anywhere, MO 11111
We will obtain certified copies of the death certificate for you from the state health department. In Missouri the current charge is $13 for the first copy, $10 for each additional copy.
You may need a certified death certificate to make claims or make changes to the following:
Our funeral home completes a form provided by the Social Security Administration which is usually accepted as proof of death.
To contact the Social Security Administration:
Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays
to schedule an appointment. or
Local Nevada, MO office
429 E. Walnut
Nevada, MO 64772
Inquire about eligibility for Survivors Benefits.
Our funeral home will assist you with the applications for a flag, a veteran's grave marker and burial benefits.
Contact Veterans Affairs office to:
Apply for Widow's pension
Check on Veterans' life insurance
VA Life Insurance Insurance Info
Veterans Service Officer
Missouri Veterans Commission
621 E. Highland Ave.
Nevada, MO 64772
Our funeral home provides insurance claim filing services FREE OF CHARGE.
We hope you will find this checklist helpful in settling your affairs. Please consult legal counsel.
Call all parties before you visit their offices to see which documents they will need. If you give them original copies of documents, ask for a receipt if you need them returned to you.
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Peace of Mind
Planning ahead relieves you of the worry that your family will be burdened with making complicated and difficult decisions while trying to cope with their grief and loss.
Together vs. Alone
By talking over your plans in advance, you have an opportunity to discuss a difficult subject openly with your loved one in a non-stressful environment and ensures that your wishes will be carried out just as you would have them - down to the last detail.
Safety & Inflation Protection
Pre-funding with insurance protects those funds so they will not count as your asset, if you enter a nursing home. They cannot be withdrawn for any reason prior to the funeral. When you pay for your funeral expenses in advance, your funds grow, reducing the impact of inflation.
Terms to Suit Any Budget
You can make a single payment or make payments over a period of 3, 5, 7 or 10 years.
Should you relocate, or wish to change your funeral provider, your arrangements and funds will follow you.
Free, No Obligation Consultation
Our staff at Ferry Funeral Home will guide you through the preplanning process. By planning ahead, you have time to make informed and thoughtful decisions.
Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one knows that the grieving process does not end with the funeral. IN FACT, grief can be most difficult after the funeral, when friends and relatives leave. At this point, you are left to carry on with your life.
We want to help you through this most difficult time by providing you with additional services that are available through the funeral home.