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Where to Begin

Where to Begin

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, but you are not alone in this. We’re here to support you throughout this journey and make this process one of love, healing, and life celebration. Below is some information to help you get started, but you can contact us at any time if you need help.


Within Hours

When a loved one dies at home and is not under hospice care or in a place that isn’t a healthcare facility, you will need to contact emergency personnel before they can be taken into our care.

If your love one dies in a healthcare facility under medical care, they will notify the proper authorities. Sometimes, they can also notify the funeral home on your behalf that you may have chosen previously through the healthcare facility. Once we know you have had the proper time with your loved one we will take them into our care with the upmost dignity and respect.

This part of the process can be very emotional, and we recommend you contact the funeral home as soon as possible to allow us to help you through this time of grieving. We will aid you in better understanding of your options, answer any questions you may have and guide you through upcoming decisions. At this time, you may set-up an appointment day and time with one of our professional and courteous funeral directors for a more detail oriented tribute for your loved one.



Within the First Few Days

You’ll want to notify close friends and relatives, both through personal phone calls as well as your loved one’s death notice. If this process is too painful for you, it’s absolutely okay to ask a trusted family member or friend to help you.

This also is the time to review any of your loved one’s preplanned funeral wishes and meet with a funeral director to begin planning their service. If your loved one did not preplan their funeral, you might want to start thinking about a few of the big choices you will need to make, such as:

  • Burial or cremation
  • If burial, the type of casket
  • If burial, the location of their final resting place in a grave or mausoleum
  • If cremation, the type of urn
  • If cremation, the location of their final resting place through burial or scattering
  • Any religious services you will need, such as clergy or spiritual leaders
  • The types of services you want, such as a viewing, service, graveside memorial, etc.

 

These questions are just a starting point, and you don't need to know the answers right away. Don’t hesitate to contact us to gain a better understanding of your options. We're here to make this process easier for you.




What to Expect When We Meet

When you meet with one of our Funeral Directors to discuss your arrangements, we will provide you with a general price list to give you an idea of what services are available and the cost of our services.

During this time, we will talk about the life of your loved one and the impact that they made to the world and individuals in the world around them. Then you may come to a decision of what services will honor their life and your needs. You can use this time to communicate your ideas and preferences, share your loved one’s life story, revisit memories, and highlight their accomplishments. Our professionals will use this information to guide you in the creation of a personalized, meaningful celebration of your loved one’s life.

This will be the time you need to start thinking about a few of the big choices you will need to make, such as:

  • Burial or Cremation
  • The type of services you want, such as a viewing, service,
  • If burial, the type of casket and vault
  • If burial, the location of a cemetery
  • If cremation, the type of urn
  • If cremation, the location of their final resting place through burial or scattering
  • Any religious services you will need through a graveside memorial, etc.


Our goal is to walk along side of you on your path of grieving. We strive to make the process as smooth and less stressful as we possibly can. Some items we will assist you with include:

  • Preparing and filing the official death certificate
  • Scheduling the services and events, including the location, date and time
  • Selecting a casket, urn, or other products you may need
  • Helping you draft an obituary
  • Assisting in creating a short memorial video to honor their life
  • Arranging necessary transportation
  • Selecting pallbearers

 

This is a list of some of the information and items you will need to bring with you to complete the arrangements process:

  • Full legal name
  • Home address
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Highest education
  • Occupation
  • Veteran’s discharge papers (DD-214) if applicable
  • Clergy name and phone number
  • Cemetery information
  • Names and relationship of survivors
  • Insurance policy information
  • Pictures for memorial video (up to 60 pictures)
  • Clothing

E.C. Nurre - Amelia
Phone: (513) 753-6130
177 W. Main Street
Amelia, OH 45102

E.C. Nurre - Bethel
Phone: (513)734-2228
315 W. Plane Street
Bethel, OH 45106

E.C. Nurre - New Richmond
Phone: (513)553-4132
200 Western Avenue
New Richmond, OH 45157


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