Funeral Homes in Reading, PA

How Whelan Schwartz Funeral Homes in Reading, PA Can Help with Advance Funeral Planning

Thinking about your funeral can be a little intimidating but planning it in advance is a responsible thing to do. When you pass away, your family not only has to grieve your loss, they also have to find time to make funeral arrangements, pick out a coffin, choose the right flowers, and decide what music will play in your memory. That’s a lot to take on in the midst of losing someone you love. You can make it easier for them by planning your arrangements yourself. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Homes in Reading, PA can help you plan out the details of your funeral so when you pass, your family can have more time to comfort each other in their time of grief.


When you plan your funeral in advance, you have the option to pay for it ahead of time too. You can choose to make payments on it until the time comes, or you may make arrangements to have the total paid in full at the time of your passing. If your loved ones will be paying for your funeral, they have the same options. Many people choose to make their funeral arrangements as part of their estate planning so they can be sure that all their financial affairs are in order. Planning and paying for your funeral in advance also allows you to lock in low prices so you don’t have to worry about the economy affecting those prices in the future.

Final Wishes

Taking the time to plan your own funeral service gives you control over it. People who don’t plan their own funerals usually leave the details up to their family members. While some people are okay with this, others may prefer a little control themselves. Whether you want to pick out your own coffin, flowers, or decide what music will be played at the service, we can help you plan out all the details. You can also include your loved ones in your plans to ensure that the service meets their wishes and needs as well.

Peace of Mind

The last thing you want weighing on your mind is whether or not your funeral expenses and plans will feel like a burden to your family. When you plan your funeral in advance, you can live with the peace of mind in knowing that your family has less to stress and worry about when you pass. This also gives your family more time to grieve and comfort each other instead of worrying about funding and planning a funeral service. Your family will appreciate that you took the initiative to make these plans for them.

If you are ready to make advanced funeral plans, Whelan Schwartz Funeral Homes in Reading, PA can help. Give us a call today at (610) 374-0962. We are located at 444 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601. Give yourself and your family the peace of mind in knowing that your funeral has been planned to both your likings.