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Planning Ahead

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Most people shy away from talking about death. It's unsettling to think about our mortality and the fact that we will not always be here. Yet death is inevitable for us all, and planning your funeral celebration is really no different than planning for retirement. It requires an honest conversation, and most people feel relieved once they’ve shared their wishes.

Benefits of Planning Ahead

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You'll ease the stress on your family.

When you die and your wishes are not known, your family will be faced with making difficult decisions at a trying time. Confusion and disagreements are common amongst family members when there is no plan to follow.

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You can assume financial responsibility.

Planning ahead enables you to make financial arrangements to cover your funeral costs. You'll be able to determine exactly how much everything will cost and make a plan for how to pay for it.

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Your final wishes will be followed.

You may have a preference for burial or cremation, the epitaph on your headstone or the music and readings at your celebration. It also gives you a chance to inject some of your personality into the event.

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You'll help prevent family conflict.

If you pass away unexpectedly and you haven't outlined your funeral wishes, your family will be left to guess what you would have wanted, which can often lead to family tension and conflicts.

Is Planning Ahead Right for You?

For many, putting together a funeral plan now may sound like a foreign and unnecessary concept, but there are many advantages to sharing and recording your funeral preferences.

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Dear Kalas

At Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, we take pride in being the best. But don’t take our word for it – read what some of the families we’ve served have to say.

Thank you for your kindness in helping us celebrate my father. We really appreciate everything you did to guide us. The celebrations at the funeral home and cemetery were very nice, and you even made sure the sun was shining that day. Thank you again.
- Denise M.
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Kalas - Edgewater

2973 Solomons Island Rd

Edgewater, MD 21037

(410) 956-4488

Kalas - Oxon Hill

6160 Oxon Hill Rd

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

(301) 567-9424

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