Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

Today, many people understand that pre-arranging their funeral is the most considerate gift they can leave to their families. With arrangements made in advance, bereaved family members are relieved of the burden of making decisions at a difficult time, and from guessing what your final wishes might be.

In fact, you can become acquainted with the many pre-arrangement choices right here online. Just click on the Online Pre-arrangement button to start the planning process.

Our pre-arrangement counselors can meet with you at one of our convenient locations, or at your home. They’ll explain the many options offered by contemporary funeral traditions, answer questions on funeral costs, and help with Social Security and Veteran’s death benefits. We also offer funding options, which will give your family important peace of mind.

Making memorialization arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:

Emotional Benefits

  • More Time to Consider Your Options – You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed.
  • A Sense of Accomplishment – You’ll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of.
  • Fewer Family Concerns - Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death.


  • Pay Direct - You can schedule an appointment to finalize a contract with one of our directors. Any money must go into a trust or insurance policy so it can only be used for your final expenses. Be prepared and bring two (2) checks. One for sales tax and the $10 preplanning state fee; and the other for the actual expenses of the funeral. This is required by law to ensure your money there and used for you. Paying direct locks in the price of the service and any merchandise for the service.
  • Insurance - You are welcome to change ownership or beneficiary of your insurance policy to us. You may be referred by a lawer to do this to qualify for medicaid. We are here to help you preplan in any way we can.
  • Planning only - you do not need to pay anything. You can plan your service and pick your merchandise just to get an estimate or to let us know what your wishes are. 

To request more information regarding pre-arrangement, or to begin the pre-arrangment process, please call us at 330-833-3222. Or, you can complete our easy online Preplan form now.

Paquelet and Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Homes | (330) 833-4839
1100 Wales Road NE, Massillon, OH 44646

Paquelet Funeral Home | (330) 833-3222
1100 Wales Road NE, Massillon, OH 44646

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