Sunset Funeral Home Obituaries
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
We cannot be more thankful. The family would also like to thank Transitions Hospice Care for their kindness and compassion toward Pat.Pat has entrusted Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, with her final wishes. She will have a private graveside service and be placed next to the man who loved her dearly.Memorials may be left in Pat's name to Vermilion County Animal Shelter.Please join Pat's family in sharing video, pictures and memories on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.Saturday, June 10, 2017
Scott Sheehan of Evergreen Washelli, which owns and operates cemeteries and funeral homes in the Seattle area, and Holley Sowards and Pat Hollick, both from Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home in Richland, WA, to discuss the importance of customer service in death care. [Note: I have no professional relationship with either of these companies, but I have served as the keynote speaker for WCCFA, a not-for-profit trade association to which both companies belong. Also, credit where credit's due: Thanks to Katie Bohocky of Association Management Inc. for connecting me with Sheehan, Holley, and Hollick.]Micah Solomon: Is customer service of particular importance in the deathcare industry?Holley Sowards: Customer service is an essential discipline in this industry because we meet customers at such an intense time in their lives. Our appearance, demeanor, and body language all play a part in that service experience and how comfortable families feel with us.Scott Sheehan: It doesn’t matter in what aspect of death care you work; without customer service, you simply don’t have much. Today the consumer can make arrangements online, they can find graves in your cemetery through third-party sellers, they can shop price effectively with just a bit of research. All of this and much more can lend itself to a sense of commoditization, if you allow it. The people in our industry who are passionate about what they do, who have the ability to communicate effectively, to create awesome, unique experiences, make people feel cared for, important, and understood, will make a significant impact.Solomon: Certainly not everyone in the deathcare industry can share a similarly lofty devotion to customer service–can they? Sowards: There are some in our industry who don’t have this mindset, I’m sorry to admit. I can say in my experience that not all funeral homes think or act alike. At some you can tell immediately that customer service is at the forefront; others it’s equally obvious that it’s not. I’ve even heard people [in the industry] say, “people are never gonna stop dying.” That’sa mentality that hurts us all today and those are the places that won’t be in business in the future.Solomon: Do market forces make customer service even more important? Sheehan: Here’s how I think about it: The consumer who comes to our industry, who has been affected by a recent death, is the exact same person that in the past few weeks has likely made purchases through Amazon and Starbucks and has likely had a wide array of other customer-centered experiences. They carry these expectations through our ...Saturday, June 10, 2017
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A local funeral home kicked off the holiday weekend with its annual Memorial Day ceremony. Sunset Funeral Home and Sunset Memory Gardens honored fallen veterans in its annual Memorial Day ceremony Saturday mornin...Monday, April 03, 2017
FuneralHome.com.Wiley Burt Gillit Sr.SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Wiley Burt Gillit Sr., 77, formerly of Lamesa, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. Visitation will be Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Masonic ceremony. Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com.Catherine GriffinSWEETWATER, Texas — Catherine Griffin, 89, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Services are pending with McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.Mike LutzDE LEON, Texas — Mike Lutz, 57, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Graveside memorial service is Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Siloam Cemetery. Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.Coral Leslie "Corky" MakerABILENE, Texas — Coral Leslie "Corky" Maker, 89, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. Memorial...Monday, March 27, 2017
She enjoyed assembling puzzles and watching soap operas. Ora worked at the public aid office for more than 20 years. A celebration of Ora's life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday March 29, 2017, at Sunset Funeral Home, 710 N. Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820. Memorial visitation will be held prior, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.Memorial donations may be made in Ora's name to the American Cancer Society. Please join her family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.