planning ahead


Pre-planning your burial arrangements can bring peace of mind to you and your family. It ensures that your wishes are known and that your survivors will be spared making last-minute decisions under stress. Talk to a priest at your local parish for help with pre-planning.

The Catholic cemeteries manager is available to arrange a convenient time to meet with you and inform you about burial options. There is no obligation to make a purchase. Call our office at 304-863-6832 to arrange an appointment.

What is pre-planning? 

Pre-planning is making your cemetery and funeral arrangements prior to your death. This allows your wishes to be known, thus eliminating an incredible burden on your loved ones during the very stressful and painful hours after your death. Pre-planning is concrete sign of your love for surviving family members. The Catholic Cemeteries manager can assist you in this important task. 

What are the benefits of pre-planning?

The most obvious benefit is that you will relieve your loved ones of the burden of making your cemetery and funeral arrangements at a time of tremendous grief. Your advance planning will give your family the guidance they need to feel comfortable that they are carrying out the decisions you made. 

Pre-planning may prevent disagreement among survivors at an emotionally charged time and can assure that emotional over-spending does not occur.

The costs of cemetery property have been escalating at the rate of 100% every ten years. By purchasing in advance, you are locking in a today’s pricing.

At what age should I consider preplanning cemetery and funeral arrangements? 

Adults of any age who make their own decisions should have a plan. Like your will, it can be revised throughout your life as needs change. In general, the earlier you preplan the more options youhave. Your cemetery and funeral options will probably never cost less than they do today. Statistic show that 43% of all deaths are unexpected; we are not guaranteed any tomorrows. 

In our culture, few families are comfortable discussing death and loss. This is just one of those thinga that does not get easier as time goes by. Now is the best time for you to get your plan in order. 

What are my cemetery options? 

The Catholic Cemeteries offers both traditional ground, above-ground and cremation burial options as well as private family mausoleums. 

What does it cost to be buried in a Catholic cemetery? 

The many options available vary in cost. The Catholic Cemetery manager is available to assist you in finding the option that is right for your family. The Catholic Cemeteries offers several payment options for cemetery property for those who pre-plan.