Advance Planning

In the event of a death, whether expected or unexpected, a family must make many practical decisions, such as what funeral home and cemetery to use and what types of ceremonies to arrange.

At Roselawn Memorial Park, we can't emphasize enough the importance of planning ahead. This planning can be a sensitive subject, but it can also be a satisfying experience to share and discuss your desires with the ones you love. Expressing your personal wishes and feelings in an unhurried, relaxed manner can provide great comfort to those who care about you the most.

Planning ahead can help you reach goals, ease worries and save money. It eases the decision-making burden for loved ones and helps ensure family members know your views and wishes.

Three reasons most families feel advance planning is important:

Peace of Mind

Knowing that your personal wishes are already planned gives peace of mind to you and your loved ones. It is a good feeling to know that your arrangements are taken care of and that you have been able to help ease your family's burden at a time of great need.

Personal Choice

Making your plans in advance ensures that your choices will be recognized now and in the future. You will have the opportunity to make decisions and selections about how you wish to be permanently memorialized. Planning ahead also gives you the time to take your family's needs into consideration. It is important for you to communicate your plans to your loved ones, as they will be truly impacted by the decisions you have made.


Planning services and ceremonies in advance also offers the opportunity to pay ahead. Although not required, paying in advance offers many advantages. Aside from easing the financial burden for your loved ones, pre-funding your final expenses ensures that these funds cannot be accessed or removed by any government agency, creditor, nursing home, hospital, or well-meaning third party. Many families view paying for funeral and cemetery expenses in advance as a beneficial step in getting their estate in order; others see it as sound investment and a contribution to their overall financial plan.

Affordable Payment Plans Available

Affordable payment plans are available when making arrangements before the time of need and options exist for nearly every budget. We will help you plan the most fitting tribute for you or your loved one and will assist your family with dignity, respect and exceptional service. Please feel free to call one of our Advance Planning Memorialization Specialists at (217) 525-1661 for additional details or to make an appointment to learn about the many options available to you and your family. We will be happy to meet with you at the memorial park, in the comfort of your own home, or at the location of your choice.