Whether you received a 2 a.m. phone call with news of an unexpected death or shared your loved one’s final moments of a long illness, your initial reaction to the death was likely shock. It doesn’t seem to matter how prepared we are – or aren’t – a loved one’s death often leaves us feeling numb and bewildered. If you’re responsible for making the funeral arrangements or executing the will, shock and grief can be immobilizing. Even simple decisions can be overwhelming.
Follow these steps
Who to call first
If a death has occurred at a hospital, nursing home, or hospice, they can lead you through the proper steps and will begin to complete the death certificate. Please note: If the death has occurred at home, call 911 first to report it.
Call GOM 24/7
After you’ve reported the death, or if a death is imminent, call the funeral home. Please call us any time, day or night, at (765) 664-1652. You will be connected with one of our caring funeral professionals, who will guide you during this time of loss.
Start making funeral and cemetery arrangements, including deciding between cremation or burial. If your loved one pre-planned, make sure you have those documents to streamline the process. Gardens of Memory’s funeral professionals will work with you to determine the best options for you and your budget.