Advance Funeral Planning

Express Your Wishes · Lock In Prices

Today, more and more people are choosing to plan their funeral or memorial service in advance. There are four basic reasons why preplanning makes sense:

  • You can relieve an emotional burden from those you love.
    By being able to make sound decisions in advance, without stress, you can free your loved ones from this responsibility. This allows your family to concentrate on supporting one another, rather than being asked to make major decisions at a very emotional time.
  • You can express your own wishes.
    Often, families are confused about what is proper. They may agonize over what you would have wanted. By selecting your options in advance, there is no doubt. And, you can even change your mind later, if you wish.
  • You can relieve the financial burden from those you love.
    If you choose in advance to handle the funding for your funeral or cremation, Allen Mortuary offers specially designed pre-need policies that provide a positive alternative.Sometimes families take out a loan, use funds from savings accounts, sell assets, or individual family members bear the financial burden. These policies assure that your survivors will never have to pay additional funds for the services and merchandise you select.
  • Today’s funeral or cremation prices, guaranteed for decades.
    Another important benefit of preplanning is that you lock in today’s prices and those prices are guaranteed for whenever the death occurs, even if decades from now! This means that inflation will not affect the cost of your funeral.You may be amazed at how good it makes you feel to have your wishes on file with us. Enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that these decisions have not been left for others to face.

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Allen Mortuary is proud to partner with the community in providing the best solution to one of the hardest times in one’s life, which is losing a loved one. Advance Planning is the key.

Here at Allen Mortuary we use a Specialized Funeral Insurance plan that allows many options for you and your families’ specific situations and needs. This Specialized Funeral Insurance Plan provides different options to lock in and guarantees all or any of your funeral expenses, such as Single Payment, 90-day, or 3, 5 ,10 ,20-year payment options, which you can pay off at any time with no early payoff penalties, interest or fees.

This Specialized Funeral Insurance Plan is backed by a 100-year old mutual company, National Guardian Life Insurance (NGL). NGL is rated by A.M. Best Rating as an “A-” for its superb financial strength and customer satisfaction. NGL is now the largest pre-need company in America with its recent partnering with Precoa, The Preneed Company of America (

For more helpful information on moving forward with preplanning, visit To schedule a confidential, no-obligation appointment or simply get more information, please fill out our contact form or call (209) 634-5829 for Holly Strickland-Barragan, Advance Planning Specialist.

Complimentary Pre-need Planning

There are many financial benefits of securing your funeral funding today through the purchase of insurance; however, we understand this is not a preference or an option for everyone. As a no-cost alternative, we are more than happy to meet with you to help plan and record your final wishes and maintain them on file at Allen Mortuary. Taking the initial step to establish your desires will provide you and your family with the comfort of knowing they are sheltered from making major decisions at a very difficult time.

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