Understanding at-need vs. pre-need planning for final resting places with Knollwood Cemetery

Web Bob Glavac And Sandra Basch
The Knollwood family services team

By Patricia Nugent

Pre-need planning for a final resting place can and should be done in a family-oriented environment well in advance of need. Pre-need allows families to establish their future plans without emotional involvement or leaving the family to wonder what your wishes might have been.

At-need situations are very difficult, emotionally filled times for a family. The sudden passing of a loved one without warning can be filled with stress and emotions that can cloud the needs required by the situation. At-need requires decisions to be made quickly.

Most often the surviving parent or loved one must connect with a funeral home and cemetery to make the necessary arrangements without really knowing what the deceased wanted.

Selecting a cemetery and funeral home can be done easily when competent family services people are available to put an at-need service together.

At-need services at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights are handled by two outstanding family services people.

At-need can be fraught with emotions and confusion, but our family services people can explain and clearly handle all situations that arise. Costs can be discussed, and types of services can be presented and worked out easily, clearly and quickly.

When at-need happens, contact Knollwood as soon as possible and use its qualified and professional staff to assist your family in handling this highly emotional situation.

Knollwood Cemetery is located at 1678 SOM Center Road, in Mayfield Heights. Look for these monthly columns to cover subjects relating to what to look for in a final resting place and exploring this historic cemetery. Call 440-442-2800 or visit KnollwoodCemetery.com for details.