Consider bringing a photograph of the deceased for both preparation and cosmetology purposes. This photograph or another one, can be used in an obituary and electronic memorials. Regardless of your desire to have the deceased buried or cremated, the Hufford staff request that you bring full clothing, including undergarments, for the deceased to wear. Typically, the funeral home will transfer dentures and eyeglasses (if available) from the place of death. If other eyeglasses are to be used, please consider bringing your preferred pair to the arrangement conference.
Bring along military discharge forms (known as DD-214 a report of separation). Your funeral director will help you in locating this information if it is not readily available.
Come prepared with information regarding important dates such as dates of birth and marriage for the person who has died. Your director will ask you to provide complete names of family members, including full names of the decedent’s mother and father, as this information is required on a death certificate in the State of Ohio.