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When Death Occurs

When Death Occurs

When you begin funeral planning, the amount of decisions can seem overwhelming — but don't worry. We are here to help you through these difficult decisions.


When Death Occurs at come call EMS by dialing 911 or call us at Sego Funeral Home and we will contact the proper authority.

When a loved one dies at home or in a place that isn’t a healthcare facility, you’ll need to contact emergency personnel before they can be taken into our care. If your loved one was under medical care, it’s a good idea to call their physician as well.

This part of the process is often the most emotional, and we are here to help and support you. If you’re not sure what to do, call us any time.

Your initial call with Sego Funeral Home will allow us to meet with you at your home or at our funeral home so we can guide you through the decisions to be made in providing a memorable and personalized service for your loved one.

We encourage you to get in touch with relatives, neighbors, friends, clergy members or other spiritual advisors, and other trusted members of your community. They're often more than happy to prepare food, look after children, help with arrangements, or simply offer a kind word and open arms.

Your initial call with our funeral director allows us to inquire about any prearrangements and gather the information we need to transport your loved one to the funeral home. At later meetings, you'll be able to discuss your arrangements in greater detail. But we're always available to answer questions, provide emotional support, a sympathetic ear, and careful guidance.



What If There Aren't Any Prearrangements?

If your loved one has not specified any arrangements beforehand, there are some initial questions you will likely need to answer when you consult with your funeral home:

  • Should I choose embalming?
  • Do I need to purchase a casket?
  • Will I care for my loved one's physical remains through burial or cremation?
  • What sort of funeral or memorial service should I plan?
  • Are there any religious traditions or customs I need to plan for? Should I engage the services of a clergy member or spiritual leader?

 

These questions are just a starting point, and you don't need to know the answers right away. Don’t hesitate to contact us to gain a better understanding of your options and discuss what might be the most appropriate solution for your situation. We're here to make this process easier for you.



Designing a Service

A service can take place in any setting — at your home, outdoors, or at our facilities, for example — and can incorporate music, poetry, or art in the celebration of your loved one’s life. There are endless possibilities, and we're honored to go above and beyond to meet your personalized and specific requests.

At Sego Funeral Home we are experienced in understanding and graciously accommodating the needs of all beliefs, faiths, lifestyles, and relationships. We're here to answer your questions and guide you through the decisions you'll need to make.



Caring for a Loved One's Physical Remains

Deciding how you’d like to care for your loved one’s physical remains can be a difficult and emotional choice for you and your family. We will provide you with the necessary information to consider your options and make the right decision for your loved one and your family.

Once you've chosen between burial and cremation, there are a few additional decisions you'll face:

  • For burial, you'll need to select a casket and a cemetery, and choose between a ground burial or entombment in a mausoleum.
  • For cremation, you'll need to select an urn and choose whether to bury, entomb, or scatter the cremated remains, as well as where you'd like to do so. In addition, there are many other options such as turning your loved one’s ashes into beautiful memorial jewelry.



When You Meet With Us

When you meet with a member of our staff to discuss your arrangements, we'll first provide you with a general price list to give you a basic idea of what our services cost.

To help express your loved one's personality and life story, feel free to bring along any personal items — like photos, videos, music, crafts, or treasured items — that might give us a better understanding of how you envision paying tribute to your loved one.

We'd like to make this process as stress-free for you as we can. If possible, please bring along the following information about your loved one to the arrangement meeting:

  • Full legal name and home address
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Veteran's discharge papers (DD-214), if applicable
  • Highest education
  • Occupation
  • Chosen place of burial, if applicable
  • Clergy name and phone number, if applicable
  • Names and relationships of survivors
  • Insurance policy information, if applicable

 

Please also bring a recent photograph and any clothing you'd like us to use when dressing them for the service.

Sego Funeral Home | (270) 524-2421
114 W. South Street, Munfordville, KY 42765


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