COVID-19 Update

For everyone’s safety, we have implemented health and safety protocols that are in compliance with local, state, and CDC guidelines. We are offering multiple options for arrangements and services to better serve you. Please call us for more information. 

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation. To check eligibility please click the link for more information.

When Death Occurs

When death occurs, call us right away,
regardless of time of day or location.

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One call to Messinger Mortuaries is all you need to make. Our professional funeral directors serve as both advisors and agents, working with other professionals on your behalf to ensure that all details are addressed in a timely and professional manner, including:

  • Transfer to the funeral home from the place of death, anywhere in the world
  • Forwarding of deceased for out-of-state (or country) burial
  • Coordinating vital statistics and obituary information with family
  • Obtaining death certificate from doctor or medical examiner, completing vital statistics information and filing with local registrar
  • Obtaining other legal authorizations for final disposition
  • Obtaining certified copies of death certificate
  • Contacting local and out of town newspapers and coordinating obituary and services information
  • Scheduling of services and visitations; perhaps a reception afterward to include catering arrangements and hospitality
  • Professionally licensed personnel to conduct services and visitations
  • Coordinating plans with clergy, church or synagogue
  • Coordinating plans with the cemetery
  • Notifying Social Security; applying for veterans’ benefits
  • Assistance with life insurance claims, etc.

Death Registration Worksheet

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.


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(480) 945-9521

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(480) 502-3378

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(480) 837-5588


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(928) 474-2800

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