Consumers

Welcome to Selected Independent Funeral Homes' online support area for families and individuals. Whether you have recently lost a loved one and need help coping with your loss or planning a funeral, are considering pre-planning your own funeral, or want to learn more about cultural and religious funeral customs other than your own, we hope to provide you with the answers and assistance you need. You can find information on the following topics.

Coping with Loss

If you recently have lost someone in your life, this may be the first time that the word grief has become personal; no longer is death something that happens to other people in other places. + More

Reasons to Choose a Selected Funeral Home

The compassionate people who make up the worldwide network of Selected Independent Funeral Homes know that each funeral service is as unique as the person or family planning it. + More

Arranging a Funeral

Sound decisions are based on good information. We sincerely hope the information on this website will answer many questions, stimulate you to ask others and enable you to make wise choices regarding funeral services. + More

The Value of a Funeral

The ceremonies we observe when a loved one dies accomplish several important purposes, not only for the immediate family but for the entire community of friends and associates. + More

Cultural and Religious Funeral Customs

Approaching the funeral of a friend from a society or faith community different than your own can be an anxiety-producing task, but gaining a sense of what to expect reduces that anxiety. + More

Smart Consumer Information

Selected members are committed to providing helpful information and experienced guidance. + More

News & Additional Resources

U.S. Federal Trade Commission, FTC: Shopping for Funeral Services, U.S. Veterans Administration + More


About Selected

A century of dedicated service to the funeral service profession and to the families and individuals it serves

Selected Independent Funeral Homes is a worldwide trade association of independent, locally-owned funeral homes whose common interest is in continuous improvement to best serve families and individuals.

Guided by our Code of Good Practice and the benefit of shared knowledge, Selected members are professionals of the highest standards, providing families with confidence and trusted information. We monitor our members to ensure that families and individuals receive the best care available, and we encourage feedback from those who have been served by Selected members to help our members improve.

Member firms are operated by trusted, local professionals, often from funeral-service families who have been helping people for multiple generations. They are determined to provide the people they serve with caring guidance, clear information and a range of choices in creating a meaningful tribute after the death of a loved one.

You can learn more about our association by visiting the section of this website titled Reasons To Choose a Selected Funeral Home. If you have questions or need addtiional information, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

To find a Selected member near you, please use our Member Search.

}