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Why Plan Ahead

Why Plan Ahead

Planning ahead in life is something we all do. We plan for weddings, children, education costs and family vacations. We also plan for unexpected events in life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance. Today, many people understand that pre-planning their funeral is the most considerate gift they can leave to their families. With arrangements made in advance, bereaved family members are relieved of the burden of making decisions at a difficult time, and from guessing what your final wishes might be.

In fact, you can become acquainted with the many pre-planning choices and benefits right here online. 

One of our dedicated pre-planning counselors can meet with you at one of our convenient locations, or at your home. They’ll explain your many service options, personalize a plan just for and place you in control by deciding what is right for you.

The Benefits of Funeral Preplanning

Emotional Benefits

More Time to Consider Your Options – You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed.

A Sense of Accomplishment – You’ll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of.

Fewer Family Concerns - Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death.





Financial Benefits

The Option to Prepay – When you prepay, you lock in today’s prices. A member of our staff will explain each payment method and investment option available, and will help you make a decision that best suits you and your family.

Your Family Keeps More – When you prepay for your site—or your site plus a complete memorialization package—your estate will incur fewer expenses at the time of your death. More of your assets and life insurance proceeds will go directly to your family.

Save the Amount You Need – Once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs.

Funding Options

It's Easy

Fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish.



You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires.



Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements or you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.

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Parkersburg, Belpre,Vienna, Williamstown, Mineral Wells, Washington, Vincent, Lubeck, Little Hocking, Coolville and Barlow

Leavitt Funeral Services and Crematory
403 7th Street Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone : (304) 422‐6459
Fax: (304) 422‐4313
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Leavitt Funeral Services and Crematory
801 Victor Street Belpre, OH 45714
Phone : (740) 423‐6326
Fax: (740) 423‐6337
Email: info@leavittfuneralhome.com
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