No one wants to think about planning a funeral; and the logistics of burial costs, memorial options, and writing an obituary are the last things on your mind when a loved one is nearing death. But at some point in life, most of us will have to face the grim task of laying someone to rest.How to Plan a Funeral provides practical instruction and insight to help you manage the difficult and sometimes, overwhelming choices, arrangements, and responsibilities that must be handled after a loved one dies. It includes information on burial and cremation costs; buyer advice and what to avoid; ideas for celebrating the life of your loved one; ways to support others who are grieving; and more.Resources include: An overview of the embalming and cremation processesBurial and cremation optionsApproximate costs and buyer beware tipsInstructions for writing a eulogy and obituaryIdeas for ways to celebrate the deceasedService ideas, music and photo suggestions, order of service templates, and planning worksheetsSuggestions for providing comfort and support to grieving family members, including childrenA glossary of terms related to death and funeral
LIZ COWEN FURMAN is an elementary school teacher, author, encourager, mentor, artist, and popular speaker. She lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Dave, and their three boys: Martin, Matthew, and Micah.