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FCA of Greater Kansas City Fall 2010 Newsletter Issued

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The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City comes close to setting the standard for affiliate newsletters, and they have issued another great one for Fall 2010.

Topics include:

• Long path from son’s death Leads to casket-building project
• After so many calls, she knows most answers
• First, a deathly frame of mind helps at home funeral workshop
• Highlights and lowlights of FCA advocacy
• The paperwork of death
• Who pays for funerals when they die broke?
• The intimacies of preparing her body

Be the first on your block to read the FCA-GKC Fall 2010 newsletter.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 August 2011 14:59 )

Don't Plan to Die? "A Good Goodbye" is a Must-Read!

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Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead - and your family will benefit from the conversation.

People will plan their finances, their families, their retirement, just about everything except their funerals. Without end-of-life planning, life’s other plans can come undone, and the forthcoming book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die (Light Tree Press), will help get the conversation started.

Read the complete story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:52 )

Funeral bigwig recuses self on burial inquiry

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The chairwoman of the [Massachusetts] Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers recused herself at a board meeting yesterday from the investigation into the alleged mix-up of two dead bodies by a Brookline funeral home.

Kim L. Perry said she is a New England manager for Houston-based Service Corporation International, which owns Stanetsky Memorial Chapel in Brookline. Perry has been on the board since 2005. Her five-year term expires next month.

The Boston Herald has the full story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:52 )

Non-guaranteed preneed: time to review the duties

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The financial fallout from the failures of NPS and IFDA regarding compliance with state and federal laws has accelerated the decision of many funeral directors to switch to the non-guaranteed preneed contract. That non-guaranteed contract represents a fundamental change in the relationship that is established between the consumer, the funeral home and the preneed fiduciary.
Death Care Law (09/26/2010) has the fulll story.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 05:30 )

Pub to open in Providence funeral home

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Providence city officials have granted a liquor license to the owner of an east side funeral home, clearing the way for the business to open an Irish pub inside.

Mark Russell, who operates Monahan Funeral Home, plans to convert a garage attached to the funeral home into a pub, which will be called McBride's.

WPRI Eyewitness News has the full story & video.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:43 )

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