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Frequent Questions

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*When death occurs, Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home personnel are available to assist you at any hour seven days a week. Please call  (417) 334-3670 for assistance at any time.

*Immediate family members or others in charge will need to instruct those persons involved to call a funeral home and give the funeral director instructions requesting any assistance and directives you wish to have done immediately by the funeral home. (Example: Is embalming needed, or is cremation preferred with no embalming?)

*Yes,the funeral directors at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home are available to perform removals from the home, hospital, or nursing home facility on an immediate time basis.

*When a death occurs away from home Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home can be called and direct all the family's wishes from our funeral home.

* If a death occurs after normal business hours, your call will be answered by a funeral director 24 hours a day. Your call will not be answered by an answering service.

*Funeral directors should be good listeners, advisers, supporters, caregivers and

administrators. The funeral directors at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home are trained to answer

questions concerning the funeral arranging procedure, answering questions about grief and are a source of help in all areas related to the funeral industry.

*There will be time arranged for a meeting with the funeral  director, and you may be asked if the body is to be embalmed or if cremation with no embalming is requested. This is a good time to ask any questions you may have needing an immediate  answer.

*Specialists working with grief in families believe that viewing assists in the grief process by helping the bereaved recognize the reality of death. Children exposed to the viewing process can ask questions and become aware of the process of life and death.

*At Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home we can prepare and submit death notices in the local

publications as well as regional newspapers.

*The obituary is helpful to friends and family members in the community. lt is a public notice of the death and also a list of the service arrangements that have been made. Obituaries are placed in public newspapers and on local radio stations.

*A funeral service or a memorial service provides a social support system for the family and also to friends who have suffered a loss due to death.

*ln short, options  include a Funeral Service with a rental casket and cremation to follow the service, Cremation with a memorial service, or a Direct Cremation.

*Many families are choosing a visitation rather than a memorial service for a loved one to receive friends and other family members.

*At Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home several urns are kept in inventory and many others may be received in a short amount of time if the family wishes. An urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or the cremated remains are to be interred in a cemetery. lf an urn  is not selected, the cremated remains will be returned in a temporary container.

*The families that plan and prepay funeral related services in advance gain a financial benefit as well as the emotional benefit of knowing final arrangements have been made so other family members will not have to plan and pay all final arrangements.

*Many families come by the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and put down on paper their final wishes including biographical information, selection of minister, pallbearers, music for  the funeral  services and etc. Preplanning can give you and your family peace of mind without the emotions often involved after a death has occurred.

*Yes contact Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and we can answer any questions you have

concerning these items because we are a complete care facility to include funeral home,

cemetery, and monuments.

*All of our funeral facilities are family owned and operated. These facilities include Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, and Snapp's Branson Monument Co.

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