Start Time of Need Planning

Start Time of Need Planning

The following online planning program was created for the ease and comfort of the families we serve.

Many families find it helpful to complete this preliminary information prior to meeting with us at the planning conference. This will give you an opportunity to gather your thoughts, discuss your personal feelings, and complete general information, so that we may spend more of our time discussing the details of your loved one’s life celebration.

Please fill in as much information as you can. Items with red asterisks are required - all other fields are optional. If you are not sure about something, please leave it blank and we can discuss it with you when we meet in person.



Contact Information (Or the person in charge of making arrangements)


Decedent Information (This information is needed to complete the death certificate)


Possible Service Information Basic Thoughts About Possible Services for Deceased

Other Informations & Instructions

Veteran Information

Survivor Information We will assist you in writing the newspaper notices. Please separate each name with a comma.




We know that meaningful ceremonies do not just happen. They are well thought-out rituals that, at least for a day or two, demand your focus and your time. The next step for you in this process is the Planning Conference. Please click the links below to learn more about the basic items that will be important for you to gather and have accessible and to view an agenda for the Planning Conference.

Remember, this planning needn’t be a burden if you keep in mind that the energy you expend now to create a personalized, inclusive ceremony will help you and other mourners in your grief journeys for years to come.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the funeral home at (217) 544-4646.

Agenda and Important Items for the Planning Conference

PLEASE NOTE : The information supplied through this Web site does not qualify as service arrangements with our company.

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