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Steps to Take Following a Death

We will gladly assist you in any or all of the steps to take after a death has occurred. Here is a brief guideline to follow:

  • Even if death occurs out of town, please contact Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center at 217-544-4646 or 1-877-724-6381 or McCullough-Delaney & Butler Funeral Home at 217-488-3535 or 1-877-724-6381
  • Determine whether the deceased has left a will, a planning guide, or an advance planning arrangement
  • Notify immediate family, close friends, and co-workers (if applicable)
  • Make funeral arrangements including type of service, date and time, etc.
  • Choose a cemetery or memorial location
  • Notify pall bearers and others who may participate in the services and ceremonies
  • Gather loved one’s clothing, jewelry and other personal items for service
  • Plan service details including special readings, music, photo remembrances, etc.
  • Choose floral arrangements
  • Select a charity to receive memorial gifts (if appropriate)
  • Determine type of monument or marker
  • Arrange transportation
  • Gather important documents to begin filing for benefits
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