Your Will Is Not the Way

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I read "How to Avoid a Death Trap" [November 5] and agree almost totally with the recommendations.

However, as a pre-arrangement funeral counselor, I have one suggestion. Putting funeral preferences in your will is probably not the best place for them. Since a will is usually not opened until after death, one may not know the loved one's wishes until it is too late. I encourage people to put funeral arrangement papers in a safe place and let family members know the plans and the location of the paperwork.

Charles Wooley Jr.


Louisville , Ky.