Why Plan Ahead

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Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

It's Easy

Fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish.

You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires.

Relieve Your Family’s Burden

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance.

You Can Prepay

Prepayment generally means that you save money by being protected from inflation and price changes. We deposit all prepayments into a trust fund where it remains until needed. Prepaying also provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes.

What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.

Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements or you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.


For many people, planning a funeral is comforting with a sense of relief. It's one last important "thing" that needed to be done. While sitting with a pre-arrangement counselor may seem a little uncomfortable, it's a necessary step in a naturally occurring part of your life.


Make Payments

You can make monthly payments to pay for your funeral in advance. Your money will be safe in a trust fund (in the form of an actual Life Insurance Policy) as required by law, and the funeral home can not apply for it until after you pass away. Your down payment can be as low as your monthly payment!

  • Monthly Increasing Benefit
    This payment plan allows for your funeral to be worth the amount of money you put into it (regardless of age).
  • Accelerated Benefit
    This payment plan pays for the full funeral after two years of the age of the contract (regardless of health condition).
  • Fully Insured Benefit
    This plan pays for the full funeral immediately after signing the pre-arrangement contract (without a pre-existing illness).


Monthly payment example at age 60 for a funeral service that costs $3500.00

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance.


You Can Prepay

  • Monthly Increasing Benefit - 3 Year Plan
    Down Payment: $97.22
    Monthly Payment: $97.22

  • Accelerated Benefit - 5 Year Plan
    Down Payment: $78.05
    Monthly Payment: $78.05

  • Fully Insured Benefit - 3 Year Plan
    Down Payment
    Monthly Payment


Call us to pre-arrange a service at your convenience!

San Antonio:
(210) 533-5300 (S. Flores location)
(210) 653-6536 (Judson Rd. location)

Out of Town Toll Free: (1-888) 533-5331

The following Texas Department of Banking web site provides information to enable consumers to make informed decisions relating to the purchase of preneed funeral contracts including descriptions of the trust and insurance funding options available under state law: www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov


Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels
Phone: (210) 533-5300
3520 S. Flores San Antonio, TX 78204

Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels
Phone: (210) 653-6536
14315 Judson Rd. San Antonio, TX 78233

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