Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc.
(315) 422-2534

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In today’s world, many people are recognizing that planning one’s own funeral (or a close friend or relatives) prior to their deaths are a way to provide peace of mind to both that person and their families and friends. Pre-Planning one’s funeral is a thoughtful decision that helps alleviate the stress of indecision and uncertainty when a death occurs.  A carefully planned service can be a comfort to your family and it can spare them from having to make difficult emotional and financial decisions at a time of the death.

When one pre-arranges a funeral, it allows the person to take the time to customize a personal service that is unique to that person.  When one takes the time to pre-arrange their services, it is an opportunity to express who they really were in life.  This gives a person the ability to express what is important to them, who was important to them and how they wish to be celebrated.

Sometimes one wishes to write their own obituary, choose their own clothing, select their favorite flowers and musical selections—Preplanning allows one to do this at their pace and to their comfort level. You can pre-pay or just preplan—it is your choice.

At Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, we will meet with you a confidential setting (either at our facilities or your home) and we will tailor your wishes to your specific needs.  There is no charge or obligation for this meeting and you decide how detailed you wish to be.

PREPLANTM : PrePlan is a funeral trust pre-funding program, backed by the New York State Funeral Directors Association, that is the nationally-recognized leader in managing prepaid funeral and burial accounts.  It currently administers over 70,000 of these consumer trust accounts, including Irrevocable SSI/Medicaid accounts, for the more than 500 funeral homes in New York State that offer its services to consumers. This trust fund program is professionally managed by a first-rate team of funeral directors and knowledgeable staff, with the advice and counsel of some of the best investment advisers in the country. (follow the link at

These funds are placed in FDIC-insured certificates of deposit (CD) which provide you with the combined financial benefit of safe, no-risk investments that give you a maximum rate of interest.  New York State have the strongest preneed laws in the nation and be assured that 100% of your money is deposited into your account.

Once your pre-paid funeral account is opened with Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc., PrePlan’s professional staff will send you a personalized confirmation that your funds have been received and deposited and you will receive year-end tax statements and an annual statement detailing your account’s activity for the entire year.

Effective January 1, 1997, New York State law mandates that all contracts for prefunded funerals executed by applicants for or recipients of Medicaid be irrevocable.

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