After Arrangements

After arrangements and before the service...


  • Prepare a list of family, friends and business colleagues to be notified
  • Notify all organizations such as church, groups and associations
  • Start a notebook or list to keep a record of visitors, flowers and other gifts that are delivered to the house and funeral home
  • People will often say, “Please let us know if there is anything that we can do,” so be prepared and make a list of items and tasks such as meals, household duties and transportation for out of town family or friends or even picking up kids from school. Again don’t feel bad accepting this help. Your friends want to help, but usually don’t know what to offer.