Kline Galland Online Information Center*

Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service

Funeral Consumers Alliance


Non-profit group dedicated to protecting the consumer's right to a dignified funeral; avoiding fraud and deceptive practices

Funeral or Memorial Service Planner

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners


Checklist covers type of service, arrangements to be made, content of service and participants.

Funerals: A Consumer Guide

Source: Federal Trade Commission


Information about planning and paying for a funeral, including consumer protection information.

Grief and Loss

Source: AARP


Section of AARP website includes large collection of articles about the grieving process and other aspects of death and dying; includes the "Final Details" checklists to legal, financial and other practical steps after a person dies.

National Funeral Directors Association


Leading funeral service organization in the United States; website offers consumer resources.

* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.