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When Death Occurs

What to do When Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time.

You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our expert guidance.

We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for your arrangement conference.

  • What is the full name of the deceased?
  • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
  • What is your name, address and telephone number?
  • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
  • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement.

We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will be needed:

  • Clothing for the deceased
  • Social security number of the deceased
  • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
  • The deceased's parents’ names, including mother's maiden name
  • Information about the deceased's education
  • Marital status of the deceased
  • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
  • A recent photograph of the deceased
  • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
  • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home | (573) 893-5251
3210 North Ten Mile Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home | (573) 455-2338
1941 Highway 63
Westphalia, MO 65085


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