What happens if a death occurs away from home?

Answer: Your local funeral home can assist you regardless of where the death takes place, and should be contacted as soon as possible.  They may require the assistance of a funeral home nearer to the place of death.  Your funeral home will coordinate with the distant funeral home and arrange for embalming or cremation, and the transportation of the deceased back home.  It will still be necessary for the next of kin to come into the local funeral home to sign paperwork and provide required information.  As the distant funeral home will have provided part of the funeral services, your funeral home may deduct some expenses as duplicate services.  In most cases, your funeral home will take care of the costs for the distant funeral home, and simply add those charges to the final invoice.