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Advance Planning


When it comes to your final arrangements, shouldn't you make the decisions?

The arrangements you make will reflect your exact wishes and desires.  Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden for your loved ones.  It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members.

Pre-payment will protect you from rising costs along with easing the emotional and financial burdens on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled.

Arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home by clicking the button below. Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we'd be pleased to meet with you to discuss further.  If you have questions, feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Planning Advice

If you’re considering advance planning, Cress Funeral Service has a licensed advance planning specialist on staff that can assist with this very important matter. We invite you to contact us.



It is important that your funeral home file include your personal vital statistics.

This information is used to fill out legal forms, required documents, and permits.

It is also recommended to put together some obituary ideas – as this will also be helpful to your loved ones.


This step is about mapping out exactly what you would like for your funeral services. This will include noting the type of service, the form of disposition, specific merchandise and details. Meeting with one of Cress Funeral Homes Advance Planning Consultants is essential in creating the guide. Our Planners know all of your options and can help you design the type of service that is unique to you and your personal choices. To prepare for your visit – please take a moment to look over the “getting started” questions.

Getting Started

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.


Once you’ve created and designed the service that meets your needs and your family’s needs – it’s important to determine how those wishes will be funded. The Cress organization has a very specialized plan that allows for a cost guarantee. The plan will allow you to pay today’s prices for tomorrow’s event. The plan is easy to activate and offers several ways for payment, including payment plans that range over 3, 5, 7, and 10 years. This program will allow you to keep the funeral costs within your budget and will relieve any financial burden for your family or loved ones. Again, meeting with one of Cress’s Advance Funeral Planning Consultants – will give you the opportunity to see what payment options are available and how to get enrolled in the program.

A Special Plan for a Special Need…

The Cress Family Cost Protection Plan

Everyone Qualifies regardless of health

  • Affordable single payment or time payment plans – 3, 5, 7, 10 year terms
  • Funeral Funding is 100% portable to any funeral home provider – even in a different state or country
  • Qualified exemption for Medicaid/SSI/Title 19
  • Guarantee’s Today’s Prices

A funeral is just like anything else – the costs rise over time.

The Cost of a funeral plan will never be cheaper than it is today.

Let Cress show you how to get today’s prices for tomorrow’s event.

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