Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

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The Benefits

The Benefits

Preston-Hanley will guide you through the pre-arrangement process.

Preston-Hanley understands that pre-arranging funeral services can be somewhat difficult to think about. However, planning in advance can remove the financial and emotional burden from the shoulders of your loved ones. It allows you to make decisions in the comfort of a relaxed atmosphere and before the urgency of the inevitable.

What steps do I need to take to pre-arrange my funeral?

We can’t predict the future. That’s why planning for a funeral now is always better than putting it off until later. Pre-arranging a funeral can involve any of the following three steps.

  1. Compile a Complete Family History.
    We’ll gather the information needed to write the newspaper obituary and prepare the death certificate. All information is recorded and kept in our fire-protected safe.
  2. Select Services & Merchandise.
    We’ll help you select the type of services and merchandise you want and a comprehensive funeral cost estimate is prepared.
  3. Pre-fund or Pre-pay Services & Merchandise.
    We’ll guide you step-by-step through Pekin Insurance's Pathway pre-funding process. (This is optional. You can pre-plan without pre-payment.)

When can I start making funeral pre-arrangement plans?

It’s never too early to start! Contact us today or call (309) 346-2176 to talk with our trusted, licensed funeral directors and discuss how we can help you pre-plan a funeral.