Planning Steps

Planning ahead is simple with one of our knowledgeable staff members to help guide you through the process. Let us assist you in creating your unique funeral arrangements, but remember that you don’t need to make all these decisions right now. The most important thing is to make the decision today to start planning now.



Necessary Information


Personal Information

  • Copy of DD214 or Discharge
  • Your father’s name
  • Your mother’s maiden name
  • Your social security number
  • Your level of education



  • Fraternal organizations
  • Union memberships
  • Service organizations
  • Any special recognitions


Military Service Information

  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number
  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge

Getting Started

  • Choose the Marker Funeral Homes location nearest to you
  • Note any specific instructions for your services and final disposition.
  • Work with our staff to complete the 4 Steps of Advance Funeral Planning as listed below

Step 1

Complete a record of personal, biographical and statistical information used for:

  • Death Certificates
  • Permits and documents
  • Newspaper notices and obituaries
  • Family remembrance and genealogy

Step 2

Create a well-designed ceremony that will:

  • Give your family and friends a chance to express feelings
  • Provide an opportunity to reflect and celebrate your life
  • Confirm reality, finalize a relationship and begin the healing process

Step 3

Select items of memorialization:

  • Burial or cremation casket
  • Outer burial container
  • Place and type of disposition
  • Permanent remembrance (monument, urn, jewelry, keepsakes)

Step 4

Provide advance funding that:

  • Assures the expenses are not left for others
  • Tax exempt status
  • Avoice emotional spending
  • Transferable
  • Medicaid/SSI exempt
  • Protection from future inflation
  • Flexible funding options
  • Insurance protection if needed
  • Pay a little at a time or all at once
  • Child/Grandchild protection




Leonard-Marker Funeral Home
Phone: (918) 366-8288
6521 E. 151st Street, Bixby, OK 74008

Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Service
Phone: (918) 938-0121
815 W. Main Street, Jenks, OK 74037

Dowdy-Marker Funeral Home
Phone: (918) 482-5212
201 W. Commercial Street, Haskell, OK 74436

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