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Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more adults are finding that planning their own service offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With preplanning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one wanted. It also gives them peace of mind to not to make important decisions at a stressful time. Our funeral directors will walk you through the prearrangement process. As members of the National Funeral Directors Association, we recommend prearranging for everyone. NFDA has developed the Bill of Rights for Funeral Preplanning as a resource for understanding what to expect from a preneed contract. If you choose, there are several ways to prepay for your funeral that can offer you financial benefits. However, prepaying is not required, but an option that many individuals find helpful.

Making your desires known

This list is far from complete, but it gives you an idea of the many decisions involved in planning a funeral. We can assist you in all stages of planning, from evaluating your options to completing paperwork. We retain a complete record of your plans to ensure they are carried out on your behalf. A funeral trust account or final expense insurance is not a requirement of pre-arrangement, but the benefits merit serious consideration. No matter what your final wishes, planning in advance permits choices and valuable input from your loved ones. Listed below are some considerations for your funeral service:

  • Do you wish certain religious or fraternal customs be followed?
  • Do you wish to have a military service?
  • Do you desire a particular charity as recipient of memorial contributions?
  • Do you desire to name pallbearers?
  • Do you wish to be buried in particular clothing or jewelry?
  • Are there any special readings, biblical passages, or musical selection you prefer?
  • Have you selected a cemetery or memorial location?
  • What type of monument or marker do you prefer?
  • Have you pre-planned and/or prepaid the funeral service?

Finally, be sure to advise your family and friends of your decisions and the arrangements you have made. Knowing everything is taken care of will give you and your loved ones peace of mind. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Most families prefer a traditional funeral. However, we offer many other choices to make the service meaningful to the family. Memorial services, graveside services, special music request, cremation, military and fraternal tributes are just a few of the options we make available. We honor any special preference or request.

The cost of a funeral depends on what you prefer. There are many services to choose from and a wide selection of caskets, vaults and other memorials. Advanced planning also helps you prepare for the expense and permits you to set aside the funds over a period of time.

 We refund 100 percent of what was prepaid if at any time you should move. We can even recommend a reputable funeral home in your new community. Through pre-arrangement, you can be confident your wishes will be fulfilled wherever you may live. What if I die away from home? If you are traveling or visiting another city when death occurs, your survivors should contact our funeral home immediately. We will make the necessary arrangements with a funeral home in that location to assist with transfer.


PO Box 1027
15945 US Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO 65653


Phone: (417) 546-6250                   Facebook: KSE Funeral Home