Helpful Information

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements, and bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone: Rose Mortuary & Crematory is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. Call us at 1-800-349-7068.

We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for an arrangement conference.  ​​​​​


A will is a legal expression or declaration of a person's mind or wishes as to the disposition of his property, to be performed and to take effect after his death. It is not a sheet of paper nor a number of sheets of paper but the written words thereon. It must be executed with the formalities required by statute only after the death of the maker.  


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Cremation Questions

There is a wide selection of choices and price ranges for cremation services and merchandise. As with traditional burial, your family will decide how much or how little to spend on a cremation service. If you choose to preplan and prefund your own plans, you can decide what cost is appropriate in advance of the time of need.


Watch Videos

Watch various online videos that have to do with funerals and coping with grief.


Rose Mortuary & Crematory is here to assist you. The following checklist is designed to help you file for your Social Security benefits correctly so that prompt payments may be made.    ​​

Funerals provide surviving family members and friends a caring, supportive environment in which to recognize the death of a loved one, and to share thoughts and feelings about that person. Funerals are the first step in the healing process.      


Embalming Questions

Embalming sanitizes and preserves the deceased, slows the decomposition process and enhances the appearance of someone disfigured by traumatic death or illness. Embalming makes it possible to lengthen the time between death and the final disposition, thus allowing family members time to arrange and participate in the type of service most comforting to them.