When a Death Occurs


What To Do When Death Occurs

Through difficult moments and the days after loss, we’re here to help.

Your mind is spinning in a million different directions right now. That’s why we want to make it easy for you by answering your questions, making the process as simple and straightforward as possible, and educating you on what needs to be done in these situations.

Remember, you are never alone. You can always reach out with questions at any time.

1. Notify the right people

Is the deceased at home or work, or are they under supervised care?

At home or work:

  • Call emergency personnel or their physician
  • Call the police if no one was there at the time of death
  • Call the funeral home then the cemetery

Please remember, you can always call us at Eden Funeral Services if you are unsure.

Under supervised care:

  • Call the funeral home
  • Call the cemetery

The staff will notify the rest of the necessary personnel and funeral home on your behalf.

2. Widen the circle

  • Begin discussing arrangements with the funeral home
  • Notify other family members
  • Contact any clergy or other spiritual advisers

3. Answer any key questions about arrangements

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