How do most people select a funeral director?
Almost always by reputation. The selection of a funeral director from ads or the yellow pages of a phone book is almost never the way a choice is made. The way a funeral director serves families is readily known in most communities. If you need a funeral director and for some reason do not know one, the reference of a relative or friend who has been served satisfactorily is one wise way to make a decision. The best way is to know in advance who you would select and then visit the funeral home, talk with the funeral director, examine his facilities and selection room, ask about prices and understand the ways in which he will serve you. If the funeral director is a member of his professional association, he has accepted an obligation to adhere to a fundamental code of ethics, a point which you may weigh in his or her favor.