Where to Start

When you’re facing the death of a loved one, the world can seem like it’s turned upside down. This time can feel disorienting and overwhelming — it’s hard to know where to start with your funeral planning. This may be the case even if you’re pre-planning for a future service.

At Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we believe you shouldn't have to face any of it alone.


Funeral planning isn’t so much about whether your loved one will be buried or cremated — it’s about how you’ll create a fitting farewell for that person. It’s about how you’ll share and carry on their memory after they’re gone.


We’re here to support you through your grief journey and help with all the details to plan a memorial service that honors your loved one’s life.
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What to Do After a Loss

Within hours of a loved one dying, important steps must be taken to notify the proper authorities — or, at the very least, your chosen funeral home.

  • If your loved one dies in a hospital or nursing home, a nurse will call the funeral home.
  • If your loved one dies at home under hospice care, the family should call the hospice nurse (if they’re not already there), and the nurse will call the funeral home.
  • If your loved one dies at home without hospice care, you’ll need to call 911 to dispatch EMS and a coroner or medical examiner, who will call the funeral home.
  • In the event of an accident or other out-of-home death, 911 should be called to dispatch EMS, coroner and/or medical examiner, who will call the funeral home.

After these important first steps, you can contact us to schedule an arrangement conference, or begin your own planning using our online tool. We’ll guide you through the rest.

Our First Meeting

When you meet with one of our staff members to begin planning the funeral, we’ll ask plenty of questions about your loved one. You’re also welcome to share stories and other insights about them to help us get a better understanding of who they were. We’ll use the information we gather during this meeting to help you create a meaningful memorial service.

To help you prepare for this meeting, we’ve created a downloadable document that you can print and fill out to organize some of the information you’ll be sharing.
Download Our Preparation Guide

During this meeting, we’ll also share our general price list — as well as our various payment options — to help you understand the costs involved, depending on which service options you choose.



You don’t have to have all the answers now

Remember: These initial meetings are just a starting point.

You don't need to have everything in place from the very beginning. We’re here to make the process of planning the service simple and meaningful.

Contact us with any questions or for more information about your funeral service options.
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