Testimonials

Dear Barry and Staff-

Thank you for all of your help during the funeral for Daniel G. Moad, Sr.  We are very appreciative of your kindness and reverence during the whole process.  The hours you spent with us to make the preparations was above and beyond the call of duty.  You were so helpful and patient with us as we tried to make the numerous decisions.  

The way you handled everything for us from bringing in the military to play taps and present the flag to the family; to setting up the funeral home to accommodate our numerous friends and family was extraordinary  Not to mention the cleanliness and decor of the funeral home itself made us feel as though we were at an upscale establishment without the extra cost.  We appreciate that you are a home town guy that helps in our community.

We can not express to you enough how pleased we are with the way that you handled Daniel G. Moad, Sr`s funeral.  

Our love and prayers of thankfulness and appreciation for you and your staff always,

The Moad Family

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Barry and Janice - words cannot express how much we appreciated the service we received from you and your staff while we grieved the loss of our mom.  We were so thankful that you were so attentive to every detail, especially since she had passed in California and had to be returned here.  We appreciated the level of communication we received from you, and the fact that you made sure all of our questions were answered and concerns were addressed, usually before we even asked, or knew what we needed.  Everyone there was so attentive to all of us, and worked hard to make sure there was never anything more that we could have needed.  Your facilities are beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, and allowed us to have the type of services that she deserved.  You will never know how much your support and guidance meant during this very difficult time.

 

Sincerely,

Colleen and Doug Fernandez

Doug and Cheryl Smith

The Family of Carole Smith

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Barry,

My mother-in-law loved the commemorative throw.  We want to thank you and your staff for everything -- we truly are grateful for your kindness and caring.

George and Kathy Peters

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Dear Barry and Jeanine,

Thank you so very much for all of your help, guidance and genuine concern in the planning of Bill's beautiful Memorial service and after.

You made a very difficult time in my life so much more bearable.

I can't say enough good things about both of you.

With heartfelt thanks,

Patti Fisch and Family

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It is funny how God brings people into our lives at exactly the right time.  Like meeting you and your wife that night at Bella Milano.

Thank you for the excellent service that my family received.  Thank you for your compassion and understanding and patience as we planned my dad's funeral service.  At one of the most difficult times in our life you were there for us.

Sincerely,

The Family of Leo Lindsay

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 Dear Barry, Janice and Jeanine,

I wanted to Thank You for all your support, concern and genuine comfort provided to the Helmkamp and Bozzello families during our time of sorrow with the loss of Laura Bozzello Helmkamp.  Your attention to detail and your generous care shown to our family has left a lasting impression in my heart.

Sincerely,

Laura's Sister - Toni Bozzello Chapman

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Dear Barry,

There aren't words to express our gratitude for all you did to make a very sad time in our family's life an uplifting experience.  The words "perfect" describes all that was involved to honor Bob and the life he lived.  We would like to thank you, your wife, and Jeanine for the kindness shown and the care given to details from beginning to end.

With much appreciation,

Beckie and Susan Decker

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All of you have been so wonderful to us during this difficult time.  I am so happy with our decision to go with BWFH!  I have heard so many times from everyone that was at the funeral how nice it was.  It was especially touching to have all four of you there.  Mom would have been so proud of it all.  The Pocs' love the Wilson's!

I am proud to call you our friends!  You guys have done a terrific job with the funeral home.  Its first class.

The Pocs and Kohler Families

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We would like to thank you for helping us so much through this time. Your assistance helped ease our pain!

The Walling Family

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Barry,

We're a bit late with this, but we wanted to thank you for all you did for us at Eric's funeral.

You were the ultimate professional yet we felt you were part of the family.

Thanks again for treating us so special.

The Eric Byron Family

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Dear Barry & Janice,

Debbie, John, Josh and I wanted to say thank you to both of you, and also to Chelsea and Abbey, for everything your family did to help our family through a very difficult time.

You all were compassionate and caring, and you responded quickly and lovingly to our every need.

The wake and service for Greg was beautiful and we thank you so much for your attention to detail to give our son, his friends and family, and us, another wonderful memory with our son.

Thank you for the personalized throw - we will treasure it always.

Barry, you and Janice helped shepherd us through our darkest days with love and caring. You made a difficult time, a little easier.

We'll always be grateful for your help.

Thank you for touching our lives so generously.  May you have the success you so richly deserve - the world, and our country, need more men and women like you, with big hearts and broad shoulders.

Thanks for caring with us,

Bob, Debbie, John & Josh

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Barry and Family,

We would like to personally thank you for the amazing job you did with the funeral arrangements for Kellsie.  As you know, this was such a difficult time for us and you carefully walked us through this process and made us feel as comfortable as anyone could be in this situation.  The “Celebration of Life” at the Gateway Center was a perfect way to honor Kellsie and we could have never done that without your constant attention to every last detail.  We realize all of the effort it took to accomplish everything to our specifications.  I am very much a planner and have organized many large events.  For me not to be involved in every detail was difficult, but for some reason, I felt very comfortable knowing that you had everything under control and I knew that everything would turn out perfectly.

Once again, I know this was not the typical funeral that you normally handle, and I’m so grateful that you were able to do everything that I had envisioned to celebrate Kellsie’s life, without any hesitation.  Your suggestion to have a private visitation for the family was something we really needed to do, and I thank you for making that a special time for our family and Joey’s family.  Your staff and your family handled everything very professionally and were so accommodating to us, our family, friends and guests.  We received a lot of compliments on how things were handled.

We also can’t thank you enough for taking care of the enormous volume of memorials and flowers.  The organized sheets with all of the information made it very easy for us to thank everyone who generously sent gifts. 

We wish you continued success with your new funeral home.

The Marchbanks Family

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Barry,

Thank you so much for assisting the family in putting together a wonderful service.

The Kruescheck Family

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Dear Janice & Barry,

Thank you again for the caring and professional way every detail of Andi’s visitation and funeral was handled.  We heard many compliments about both of you and of your beautiful facility.

With Sincere Thanks,

Marilyn, Doug and all of Andrea’s Family

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Barry & Staff,

Thank you so very much for being so thoughtful, caring, and helpful before and after Frank’s passing.

I cannot praise your service enough and feel it was a true blessing that I called you.

Thank you again.

Margo Deutsch

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We appreciate all the extra things you did to make this time a little easier.  Our family and friends also noticed all the extra care.

Sincerely,

Susie and Jason Brigman

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Mr. Barry & Associates,

Thank you all for the wonderful job you did planning and managing the services for my brother-in-law, Kenneth Brigman,  Your guidance, professionalism, and dedication in dealing with all aspects of Ken’s memorial were greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Nancy (Klunk) Chan

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Barry,

I want to “officially” and “formally” thank you and your staff for everything you did for Debbie, me and our family while handling the funeral arrangements for my wife in December.

From the moment I first called your office phone number, from Barnes Hospital, you have been the consummate, caring professional who spared nothing in helping us deal with our indescribable loss.

I didn’t know you before this encounter.  It was Debbie and the rest of her family from Collinsville that handpicked you to perform the task of readying my dear wife for burial.  They knew you from your work at a previous funeral home in Collinsville.  You had assisted with the burials of their mom (Jackie Daniels) and dad (Roy Daniels) 20 and 10 years ago, respectively.  Obviously, they knew what they were talking about, and you ARE very good at what you do.

Your chapel is beautiful, it served our needs wonderfully.

Once again, thank you for everything you did for us.  During a very difficult time, you helped us get through it.

Joe Schmeling

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Dear Barry,

The death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences.  It takes special qualities, abilities, and gifts to be in the business you are in.  And you definitely are in the right business!

You, Barry Wilson, are a very special man.  Your kindness and compassion your demeanor, your attention to detail, your willingness to go above and beyond, your effort to please, your beautiful and comfortable facility – what more could a family ask for when they are sad, devastated, stressed, and trying to cope with their loss and grief.

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for our family as we dealt with the loss of two parents in a week’s time.  It seemed overwhelming at times.  What a comfort it was knowing the last thing we would be doing for Lendell Sr and my mom was in the hands of not only a professional, but a friend who truly cared and it would be done right and their memory honored with dignity and respect.  And it was …

Love,

Karen Phelps

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Barry,

Thank you for all your kindness during my mom's funeral.  I could not have been more pleased with all you did.  My mom looked beautiful and that will be my memory of her.  Thanks for the DVD.  It is just an extra personal touch.  Thanks for the beautiful throw.  That was above and beyond. 

Mary Astrauskas

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Barry, Janice and Staff,

On behalf of the entire Hess family we want to thank you for helping us get through a very difficult period of time.  Everything went smooth.  I know Dad would have liked how everything turned out.  We wish you all nothing but success in the future.  Thank you for the lovely remembrance throw.  I will certainly put it to good use in the cool weather.  Again, our sincere gratitude for the wonderful service you gave to my family and me in our time of sorrow. 

Sincerely,

The Hess Family

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Mr. & Mrs. Barry Wilson and Staff,

I can never thank you enough for all you have done to help me and my family during this past month.  You have gone above and beyond any other experience I have had in the past.  I just want you to know how much I appreciate what you have done for me.  I also stopped by Friday and picked up the beautiful comfort throw with Freddie's initials on it.  What a beautiful remembrance and gift you gave us.  I will remember your kindness forever and will always recommend you and speak highly of you to anyone who may ever need your services. 

Again, thank you for all your help during the most difficult time of our lives. 

Mary & John Fierce

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I deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness in my time of need.  You will always be in my heart for what you did for my son, Walter.

Thank you.

Stella Lockhart

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We are so grateful for the service you provided so graciously when our beloved Fred passed. 

The Schorfheide Family

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Barry and Staff,

I want to tell everyone of you.  Thank you for the extra kindness and the professionalism you all displayed with Karen's ceremonies.  I have been to a number of funerals in my 63 years but this was by far the hardest.  All of you made it bearable.  Words cannot express my gratitude but they are all I have.

Thank you.

Peter Sebena

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Dear Jan and Barry,

Thank you so much for handling the funeral arrangements for my father, Dario V. Matelli.  You were calm and well organized which greatly helped me in my distress.  You have a beautiful facility and it is very obvious that you thought about the needs of your clients and planned accordingly.  But your greatest asset is that you are comforters.  From the moment I walked into your funeral home, you reached out to me and became someone I could lean on.  You shouldered the responsibility of contacting Father John and arranging the funeral mass and paying the servers and the ladies who said the readings - you eased my burdens.  The sound of your voice and the ease with which you spoke to me helped calm my anxieties.

You touched my heart with all the nice things you did for me - thank you notes with typed labels, the picture of dad's casket at the mausoleum, the afghan with dad's initials on it, and having a tree planted in memory of my father.  You did all these thoughtful gestures never expecting anything in return and that's why you are so deserving of my gratitude.

May God bless you with good health and give you the strength and energy to continue to be a channel of his peace to your clients.  And may the kindness you have shown me and my family be abundantly returned to you.

Sincerely,

Diane Hartman

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