funeral homes in Reading, PA

How Funeral Homes in Reading, PA Can Help You Plan A Funeral in A Hurry

Nobody wants to rush through a funeral service, but sometimes you have to make your funeral plans quickly to accommodate family members or work around certain holidays or events. For example, you may not want to bury or cremate a loved one on a family member’s birthday or a holiday. Just because you have to plan the services quickly doesn’t mean they can’t be everything you want them to be and give your deceased loved one the respect he or she deserves. Our funeral homes in Reading, PA can help you plan a funeral under any circumstance.

We Handle the Details

If you have never planned a funeral you may feel rushed and stressed when you find out, you have to do so in a hurry. Not only do you have to make the plans, but you have to figure out which plans to make. We can help with all the details. You just tell us what important aspects you want to include, and we will find a way to include them. If you aren’t up for choosing the details, we can make arrangements for a simple but respectful funeral service for you. You can focus on comforting your family and contacting family members while we plan out the details.


When you are planning a funeral serving in a hurry, you may have a hard time writing up the obituary. Finding the right words to say in a hurry can be difficult and you don’t want to rush it and leave out important information. You also have to be sure to deliver the finished obituary to the newspaper on time so it can be published before the funeral to let everyone know the date and time. If you let us focus on the small details of the funeral, you will have more time to create a beautiful obituary that celebrates your deceased loved one’s life.

Cremation Services

If you need to get through funeral services quickly and don’t have time for a burial, or if you prefer something that is faster, cremation may be a better option. Cremation services are not only faster they are also more affordable. Cremation can be done in much less time than what it takes to prepare a body for burial. You also don’t have to worry about finding a burial plot or picking out a casket. You can take the ashes of the deceased home, give them to another family member, or spread them in your desired location. You can also hold on to them until you are ready to bury them.

If you have recently lost a loved one and need to plan a funeral in a hurry, we can help. Our funeral homes in Reading, PA are prepared to assist you with any type of service. Stop by the Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home at 444 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601. You can also call us at (610) 374-0962 to learn more about the services we offer.