Planning Outline


The Traditional Funeral

The funeral service professionals of Mull Funeral Home & Cremation Services will assist you through every step of the arrangement process in order to create a meaningful service that reflects your customs, traditions, wishes, financial ability, social standings, and religious and personal beliefs.

 

Step One:

  • We will gather personal information, which will be used to not only complete the required paperwork, but some of which will also be used to design an obituary notice.
  • Confidential information, such as Social Security Numbers, Military Separation Documents (DD214), etc., are used only to complete the necessary forms and make the necessary claims to the appropriate Government entities.

Step Two:

  1. Consider the type of Traditional Service that fulfills your desires. 
  2. Viewing the evening prior to the Service, which will be celebrated the next day, with interment to follow.
  3. Viewing and Service in one day, with interment to follow.
  4. Graveside Service only, with interment to follow.
  5. Where will the service be held?  The funeral home, your church/chapel, graveside, or another venue.

Step Three:

Consider the type of Casket that you desire.

  1. You may purchase a Casket from an outside dealer.
  2. You may select a Wood Casket from our selections: Solid Walnut, Solid Mahogany, Solid Cherry, Solid Maple, Solid Pine, Solid Oak,  & Poplar.  All of our Wood Caskets are made in the USA.
  3. You may select a Metal Casket from our selections: Solid Bronze, Solid Copper, Stainless Steel, 16 – 18 – 19, or 20 gauge steel.  All of our Metal Caskets are made in the USA.

Step Four:

Consider the type of Outer Burial Container (OBC) or Vault that you desire.  OBC’s are often a cemetery-required purchase.

  1. You may purchase an OBC from the cemetery directly (if the cemetery offers that option)
  2. You may select an OBC from our selections in order to satisfy minimum cemetery requirements.  The OBC’s we offer are locally manufactured.
  3. You may select a Vault from our selections, to not only satisfy minimum cemetery requirements, but lined and sealed burial Vaults work with the concrete to help prevent breakage/more layers = more strength/protects the casket from external elements/prevents the grave from collapsing due to the weight of the earth and other external forces/protects the environment/provides a clean and dry casket space.  The Vaults we offer are locally manufactured.

Step Five:

Consider the Cemetery, Memorial Park, or Memorial Garden where the interment shall occur.

  1. Often times a family owned lot would be utilized.
  2. If there no prior cemetery selection, we can assist in choosing a cemetery by contacting the appropriate caretakers & superintendents to satisfy your wishes.

Step Six:

Consider whom you would like to assist in your Funeral and what you would like to have provided for your Funeral Service.

  1. Would you like to have a Clergy person or a Facilitator officiate at your service?
  2. What type of special music would you like to have at your service?  Traditional background music (prerecorded, for services at the funeral home), live music by your church organist/pianist, a live soloist, or even a bagpiper?
  3. Floral arrangements: casket sprays, hinge sprays, nosegays, floral baskets
  4. Picture collages and Memorial videos.

Step Seven:

Items needed for Estate Settlement.  In most cases, we suggest that you engage the services of an attorney to properly probate wills and start the estate settlement process.

  1. How many certified copies of the death certificate will be needed? We can assist in securing the appropriate number of certified copies and assist in securing additional copies in the future if needed.
  2. Notification of death to insurance carriers.  In most cases we can assist in making claims to your life insurance company.
  3. Automobile titles.  We can provide an MV-39, which is a notary form used to transfer a Pennsylvania Automobile Title.  Utilization of this form eliminated the need to provide a certified copy of a death certificate.
  4. Notification of death to social security.  We will make the initial notification to social security, as our form eliminates the need to provide a certified copy of the death certificate.  We do encourage that the family follow up with social security to ensure that the claim is being processed.

Step Eight:

Consider if you would like to host a post funeral luncheon and time of fellowship.  It is customary to greet friends and family after the interment, and provide refreshments.

  1. Often times a luncheon can be arranged through your church.
  2. A luncheon can be provided afterward at your home.
  3. A luncheon can be provided utilizing a restaurant of your choice.

 

This outline is designed to provide to you an overview of most of the items needed to design an appropriate and meaningful funeral service.  Further discussion between you, your family, and your funeral director will allow for completion of the fine details required to satisfy your wishes.


The Cremation Service

The funeral service professionals of Mull Funeral Home & Cremation Services will assist you through every step of the arrangement process in order to create a meaningful service that reflects your customs, traditions, wishes, financial ability, social standings, and religious and personal beliefs.

 

Step One:

  • We will gather personal information, which will be used to not only complete the required paperwork, but some of which will also be used to design an obituary notice.
  • Confidential information, such as Social Security Numbers, Military Separation Documents (DD214), etc., are used only to complete the necessary forms and make the necessary claims to the appropriate Government entities.

Step Two:

Consider the type of Cremation service that fulfills your desires.  

  1. Viewing the evening prior to the Service, which will be celebrated the next day, with cremation to follow, followed by interment of cremated remains.
  2. Viewing and Service in one day, with cremation to follow, followed by interment of cremated remains.
  3. No viewing, with Memorial Service, followed by interment of cremated remains.
  4. Graveside services of cremated remains.
  5. Direct Cremation with no service.
  6. Where will the service be held?  The funeral home, your church/chapel, graveside, or another venue.

Step Three:

Consider the type of Cremation Casket that you desire, if you would like to have a viewing prior to cremation.

  1. You may purchase a Cremation Casket from an outside dealer.
  2. You may select a Cremation Casket from our selections.  All of our Cremation Caskets are made in the USA.

In lieu of purchasing a Cremation Casket, consider the use of our Slumber Bed Service.

Step Four:

Consider the type of Urn you desire.

  1. You may purchase an Urn from an outside dealer.
  2. You may select an Urn from our selections.

 

Step Five:

Consider the Cemetery, Memorial Park, or Memorial Garden where the interment shall occur.

  1. Often times a family owned lot would be utilized.
  2. If there no prior cemetery selection, we can assist in choosing a cemetery by contacting the appropriate caretakers & superintendents to satisfy your wishes.

Step Six:

Consider whom you would like to assist in your Memorial Service and what you would like to have provided for your service.

  1. Would you like to have a Clergy person or a Facilitator officiate at your service?
  2. What type of special music would you like to have at your service?  Traditional background music (prerecorded, for services at the funeral home), live music by your church organist/pianist, a live soloist, or even a bagpiper?
  3. Floral arrangements: casket sprays, hinge sprays, nosegays, floral baskets
  4. Picture collages and Memorial videos.

Step Seven:

Items needed for Estate Settlement.  In most cases, we suggest that you engage the services of an attorney to properly probate wills and start the estate settlement process.

  1. How many certified copies of the death certificate will be needed? We can assist in securing the appropriate number of certified copies and assist in securing additional copies in the future if needed.
  2. Notification of death to insurance carriers.  In most cases we can assist in making claims to your life insurance company.
  3. Automobile titles.  We can provide an MV-39, which is a notary form used to transfer a Pennsylvania Automobile Title.  Utilization of this form eliminated the need to provide a certified copy of a death certificate.
  4. Notification of death to social security.  We will make the initial notification to social security, as our form eliminates the need to provide a certified copy of the death certificate.  We do encourage that the family follow up with social security to ensure that the claim is being processed.

Step Eight:

Consider if you would like to host a post service luncheon and time of fellowship.  It is customary to greet friends and family after the interment, and provide refreshments.

  1. Often times a luncheon can be arranged through your church.
  2. A luncheon can be provided afterward at your home.
  3. A luncheon can be provided utilizing a restaurant of your choice.

 

This outline is designed to provide to you an overview of most of the items needed to design an appropriate and meaningful service.  Further discussion between you, your family, and your funeral director will allow for completion of the fine details required to satisfy your wishes.

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