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Memorial Planning.

Riles & Woolley Monuments provides at-need and pre-need cemetery memorials. Pre-need purchases of cemetery memorials are becoming more of a common occurrence than in past years due to several reasons. With the new changes in Medicaid regulations, as of January 1, 1997, anyone applying for Medicaid can prearrange and prepay a funeral, purchase a cemetery plot and purchase a monument to spend down their finances to be able to qualify for Medicaid assistance. (For more information on funerals check out the “Links” to the right).
Purchasing a cemetery memorial is a permanent purchase and reflects the life of one or more people. To avoid the questions of what color of granite, style and size of monument, or type of design the person would have wanted, it only makes sense that the people’s lives which will be reflected by the memorial should be the one’s involved in the designing process and the purchase.
Purchasing a cemetery memorial soon after a death has occurred is said to be one of the hardest things for many people to deal with. This is probably due to the combination of the feeling of losing someone close to you, the feeling of loneliness and the realism of the finality of death.
The pre-need purchase of a memorial allows you to accomplish all of the above things while relieving the burden from your loved ones, both emotionally and financially. This also allows you to avoid any rash decisions or over eager salespeople.