When a loved one dies, it can be a very disturbing time for the survivors. There are multiple tasks that must be attended to before, during, and after the funeral service. We at Collins Funeral Home are not unaware of the difficulties you must face, but are trained to provide thoughtful, caring assistance during these challenging times.
The very first thing you will need to do in the event of a death, regardless of the day or hour, is to call us at 812-752-3232. We stand ready to assist you in caring for the deceased, as well as helping you understand your options, and in making decisions. If you have a prearrangement of file, please let us know, as this will greatly reduce the difficulty of this process. Below, are some of the things we will need to discuss:
Vital statistics about the deceased such as full name, address, social security number, birth date, marital status, etc.
Personal history of the deceased such as education, employment, military service, memberships and affiliations, etc.
Immediate family, friends and clergy to be contacted
Notices in newspaper and other media
Type of funeral service and disposition desired (earth burial, entombment, cremation, etc.)