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Things to Consider

Consider pre-arranging your funeral and cemetery services with May Funeral Home

Many people hesitate when they consider pre-arranging services, however there are advantages to this process that can take away the burden from surviving family members. Our experienced staff is always available to discuss our pre-planning options and answer any questions you might have about a pre-arranged services. You can be confident we will make sure your wishes through pre-arrangement are fulfilled.

Although we might imagine discussing funeral arrangements to remind us of difficult times ahead for a loved one or even for ourselves, discussing and planning arrangements does not have to be an uncomfortable event. It can be an important and responsible step that can save both emotional and financial distress—and our staff is here to help.


Partnering with Homesteaders Life

May Funeral Home offers the financially manageable choice of Homesteaders Life. Founded in 1906 for the expressed purpose of providing funds for “final expenses,” Homesteaders Life has emerged as a national leader in funeral service funding. When you choose to pre-pay, there will be no additional charge for the services you have pre-paid for, even if our prices go up by the time of need. When a family elects to pre-plan and pre-pay for funeral arrangements, we will take whatever time is necessary to explain services, merchandise, and financial options available to best meet their needs. Please contact us to learn more.


Planning your funeral arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:

Emotional Benefits

  • More Time to Consider Your Options – You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed
  • A Sense of Accomplishment – You’ll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of
  • Fewer Family Concerns - Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death

Financial Benefits

  • The Pre-payment Option – When you pre-pay, you can lock in today’s prices. Our funeral director will explain each payment method and investment option available, and will help you make a decision that best suits you and your family
  • Your Family Keeps More – When you pre-pay, your estate will owe nothing on funeral expenses. More of your assets and life insurance proceeds will go directly to your family
  • Save the Amount You Need – Once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs
  • Fewer Last-minute Expenses – When you plan in advance, your family is less likely to incur additional expenses at the time of the funeral.

To request more information regarding pre-planning/pre-arrangement, or to begin the pre-planning process, please call us at 215-884-8410 or, you can complete our easy On-line Pre-arrangement Form now.

Our Locations


354 North Easton Road
(at Keswick Avenue)
Glenside, PA 19038
Phone: 215.884.8410
Fax: 215.884.4810
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142 North Main Street
(at Elm Avenue)
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215.699.3442
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About Us


As a full-service funeral home, we are able to meet the needs of every family we serve while providing individual support and family guidance. We believe that any family who chooses William R. May Funeral Home is to be served with the highest level of professionalism, compassion, and care—while fulfilling all of their wishes and needs.
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