There are as many decision to make regarding funerals as there are when planning a wedding.  You just don't have as much time to make the important decisions for a funeral as you do for a wedding, or even the birth of a child.

All this can seem overwhelming as you deal with the loss of a loved one or make funeral arrangements in advance.  The following pages are offered to help you in collecting your thoughts and gathering the information you will need.  Please feel welcome to print these forms.


The following forms require Adobe Reader to open.  If you do not already have this free program, you can download it by clicking on the icon on the left.

Our Allen Brothers staff will help you each step of the way. 
Please feel welcome to ask questions!


Vital Statistics Information Fill in the blanks... information that will be needed to make service arrangements, to complete a death certificate, and to assist in writing an obituary.
Decisions to Make -
Actions to Take
This list will help you organize your thoughts on decisions you will need to make, sometimes within 24-48 hours following a death.
Some Things to Consider... A list of little details that may not cross your mind...
How Many Death Certificates Will Be Needed? This checklist will help you determine how many certified copies of the death certificate may be needed to finalize legal and financial issues.
Social Security Administration Information This SSA information sheet covers the basic eligibility requirements for survivor benefits and provides contact information for the Social Security Administration.
What You Can Expect from the Veterans Administration. This form gives a basic overview of VA benefits.  Please see our Veterans page for more details on how Allen Brothers Mortuary honors our Veterans.

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