Planning Ahead

Planning your family memorial… Ten Reasons To Do It Today!

“Why should I plan my family memorial in advance?  Isn’t it something that can wait until later?”

At Leyda, Burrus & Metz, we hear questions like these often.  They’re fair and honest questions, so we always try to provide fair and honest answers.  Certainly, the decisions about your family memorial could be put off until later.  But the fact is, that there are some very sound reasons to do it now!

Any smart person understands the wisdom of planning ahead by taking out insurance policies, setting aside savings and making out a will.  Advance planning for a memorial is no different.  In each case, it’s the wisdom of planning now to make sure the future won’t be so uncertain.

A memorial should be a joint decision…   As husband and wife, you’ve shared your lives.  You’ve made important decisions together.  Since a memorial is the most enduring thing you will ever purchase, shouldn’t it be a joint decision too?

Planning a memorial together is indeed the right way to do it.  Yet how often it is that couples put it off.  “We talked about planning together, but we just never got around to it” words we hear time and time again from a surviving spouse.

It takes only a little time with our expert designers to complete your memorialization planning.  And if you wish, other family members can be involved in the selection process as well.  We can help you find the memorial that precisely meets your families needs and means, while still providing guaranteed quality.

It completes your estate planning…  Most people realize the importance of estate planning.  What fewer realize is that estate planning isn’t complete without memorial planning.  As a result, the surviving spouse is often left with the burden of choosing and paying for- a memorial.  By choosing your memorial while you’re together, you can avoid this difficult situation.  And you can avoid ending up with a memorial of inferior materials or workmanship.

The choice will reflect your wishes…  Your choice of a home, car or vacation spot reflects your personal preferences, your tastes and your wishes.  Why let others select your memorial?  We have a broad selection of designs and can show you how to personalize them to reflect your life, interests, beliefs and accomplishments.

Your heirs won’t be left guessing…  Don’t burden your heirs with the task of choosing your memorial.  They can only guess at your wishes.  A modest amount of forethought on your part can prevent the tragic possibility of family disputes and delays, by making clear to everyone what your wishes are.

Your insurance will fulfill its intended purpose…  If you purchase a memorial now, and pay for it out of income, the cost will hardly be noticed.  And you’ll have the security of knowing that your estate, savings and insurance funds can all go towards their intended purpose: providing for those you love most.

The decision won’t have to be made at an emotional time…  At times of grief and loss, it can be very difficult to make important decisions.  Why place even more stress on your family?  Not only may they find it difficult to think clearly about your wishes, but they may overlook such issues as quality and craftsmanship and the soundness guarantee.  By choosing now, you avoid all of this.  And you’re assured of the finest quality granite and the finest quality workmanship all backed by the strongest industry guarantee, possible.

No matter what happens, memorialization is assured…  No one can predict the future.  Financial reverses can delay memorial purchases by families, sometimes even indefinitely.  Disagreements can have the same effect.  Pre-purchase is your protection against these uncertainties, your guarantee that your memorial will happen as you want it to.  We can continue that guarantee for you because our unique warranty is valid forever, without limitations or exceptions.

We can promise you and your family peace of mind…  A memorial must be forever.  Yet only we can give you the strongest guarantee that yours will be so.  Our warranty is valid for your cemetery too, remaining in effect even if your family moves away.

Every memorial we make is etched with guaranteed craftsmanship, the hallmark of enduring value for over a century.  The granite of your memorial is guaranteed flawless, while the design is personalized to match your sense of beauty.  Your Leyda, Burrus & Metz Memorial will remain beautiful forever!

A Leyda, Burrus & Metz memorial is now easier to afford than ever…  We offer easy payment plans to make our finest memorials easier than ever to purchase in advance.  When you make a purchase now, you’ll have a payment schedule that allows you to spread the cost over two years, INTEREST FREE!  Yet, the price you receive is today’s price and it’s guaranteed not to increase.  (Note: Iowa Code 523A.201 applies and the memorial MUST be delivered after 1 calendar year of the agreement date) You will help create and design your own memorial and receive a guaranteed quality memorial, that only Leyda, Burrus & Metz can offer.  STOP BY TODAY, or CALL FOR AN IN-HOME APPOINTMENT!

The right time to act and the right designers to help…  Is this the right time to arrange for your memorial?  Only you can answer that!  But now that you understand the many reasons for acting today, why put it off?  Today IS the best time for many people.  They can appreciate the peace of mind, they can make the decisions they want, and they can fit it easily within their finances.

When you decide you’re ready, you’ll have help you can trust from Leyda, Burrus & Metz.  After all, our motto is… QUALITY YOU CAN SEE FROM A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST!   We are experienced designers and you’ll find us extremely helpful, concerned and personally involved.  We are experts in memorial sales and design and in other matters, such as cemetery rules and regulations.  And unlike anyone else, we can offer you the undisputed quality and value in the memorial industry!