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Frequent Questions


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  • Pick up the deceased and transport the body to the funeral home (anytime day or night)
  • Notify proper authorities, family and/or relatives
  • Arrange and prepare death certificates
  • Provide certified copies of death certificates for insurance and benefit processing
  • Work with the insurance agent, Social Security or Veterans Administration to ensure that necessary paperwork is filed for receipt of benefits
  • Prepare and submit obituary to the newspapers of your choice
  • Bathe and embalm the deceased body, if necessary
  • Prepare the body for viewing including dressing and cosmetizing
  • Assist the family with funeral arrangements and purchase of casket, urn, burial vault and cemetery plot
  • Schedule the opening and closing of the grave with cemetery personnel, if a burial is to be performed
  • Coordinate with clergy if a funeral or memorial service is to be held
  • Arrange a police escort and transportation to the funeral and/or cemetery for the family
  • Order funeral sprays and other flower arrangements as the family wishes
  • Provide Aftercare, or grief assistance, to the bereaved

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In this section

When Death Occurs

Frequent Questions

Funeral Etiquette

Grief Support

Talking to Children

Social Security Benefits

South County Chapel
|
4830 Lemay Ferry Road
| St. Louis, MO 63129
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Tel: 314-894-8444
| Directions
South City Chapel
|
7027 Gravois Avenue
| St. Louis, MO 63116
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Tel: 314-352-2600
| Directions
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