To help you best determine where to purchase memorial property, here are some tips to help you obtain as much information as possible about the facilities that you are considering.
Visit the location and meet the staff.
Pay attention to how friendly and knowledgeable the staff members are, and how willingly they provide information.
Check out the physical condition of the roads and buildings and inspect how well the grounds are maintained.
Inspect the outer edges and out of view places. If those areas are taken care of, you can be assured that the entire area is well maintained.
Consider other conveniences available.
At Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph Memorial Park and Mount Auburn Cemeteries all your arrangements can be made in one location, including mortuary, cremation, cemetery and flowers.
Ask about an endowment care fund.
By requiring a small, one-time payment at the time of property purchase, St. Joseph Memorial Park and Mount Auburn Cemeteries has created the largest Endowment Care Funds in Northwest Missouri.
It helps ensure the cemetery will not fall into disrepair and that the interment sites and the landscaping will be properly tended decades from now.
Consider past experiences.
Evaluate the experiences that you or your friends have had with various cemeteries and mortuaries. You can also get information through the local department of consumer affairs.