Benefits of Planning Ahead

Honor your wishes, protect your family

It feels good knowing your plans are in order. Planning ahead provides you peace of mind that your personal wishes are known and protects your family from having to make tough decisions during a time of extreme stress and grief.

Preplanning Information Sheet

A Helpful Guide to Funeral Planning (PDF)

Send your completed guide or information sheet to us at to finalize your arrangements!

Planning Ahead

Talk of a Lifetime

You talk about everything, but have you had the talk? It’s time to have the conversation on how you want to be remembered. Talk of a Lifetime helps you through this important conversation, about life and what matters most. Having discussions with your loved ones provides peace of mind when it’s time to commemorate a life. It can make the difference of a lifetime.


One of the best benefits to planning ahead is the impact on your family. In planning your wishes ahead of time, you relieve the burden from your loves ones. In a time of grief and stress, making very difficult decisions are the last thing that anyone wants. Second guessing what you wanted creates extra stress. Preplanning your funeral makes emotional sense. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give to those you love most.

Funeral Pre-Planning

Your Wishes

No two people are alike, and neither have to be their funerals. By making your funeral arrangements yourself, you can customize them to fit your preferences. Advance planning allows for you to plan an event that celebrates life, choosing your own venue, music, disposition choice and desired final resting place. These decisions are made best with our help as funeral professionals, at a time without stress and grieving.

Funeral Planning


You choose whether or not to set aside funds for your funeral expenses, but either way, pre-planning is a good idea. Pre-funding ensures that all funeral expenses will be taken care of when the time comes, and you can do so with complete confidence. All funds are deposited into an FDIC-insured account, and no part of the principle or interest may be touched, in accordance with New York State laws. When you pre-fund with Keyser Funeral and Cremation Service, you can be assured that there will be sufficient funds to cover your funeral expenses once the plan is fully funded.

For complete information please call or email Keyser at 845-331-1473 or For more financial and funding information please visit Cooperative Funeral Fund at or New York State Funeral Directors Association at

Financial Pre-Planning

Try our free community resources...

Get on our list!

Click "Sign Up" to share your contact information with us.

Free Will Checklist

Planning for the inevitable is a gift. Use our Will Checklist to start getting organized today, and have the gift of planni...

Unique Funeral Options

Learn about funeral styles + unique options to have a personalized service or celebration.

We are honored to help you through this difficult time.logoYour loved one never leaves our care.