It's often a difficult time, planning the funeral for a loved one. But local funeral home directors say many arrangements today are being pre-planned by the deceased, making those final preparations easier for family members.
Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home owner Larry DeWitt says about 60 percent of his business comes from pre-arranged funerals.
DeWitt says people can lock in the cost of their funeral by pre-planning and spare their family the stress of planning the service.
"I say, 'Hey, today we can talk about this without getting all teared up.'"