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Bluffs, Illinois Funeral Homes
Oak Street
Bluffs, Illinois 62621
(217) 754-3595
Bluffs, Illinois Obituaries and News
Robert Tracy, 91, formerly of Webster City January 30, 2017

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs. Bob worked for the Illinois Central Railroad, from which he retired. He enjoyed playing golf, pool, and card games. Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jean; son, Michael Sr. (TheDailyFreeman-Journal)

Donald C. McGovern, 92 January 28, 2017

Mr. McGovern was born on Nov. 25, 1924, in Bluff Springs, to the late Andrew and Lottie (Vincent ... Memorials may be directed to Illinois Elks Children's Care or Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post 1239. (The Journal News)

Doctor's humorous obituaries honor her memory and legacy January 17, 2017

From reading Dr. Kay Ann Heggestad's obituaries, it's easy to see she was a fun woman ... no streaks and no nasty smell. The State of Illinois can't offer as much help to new businesses as it once could, and leaders in Franklin County are hoping to avoid ... (KFVS12)

Illini Bluffs forward Taylor Bruninga receives scholarship offer from Eastern Illinois January 16, 2017

Illini Bluffs senior forward Taylor Bruninga picked up his first NCAA Division-1 scholarship offer from Eastern Illinois on Monday night, according to Tigers boys basketball coach Clay Vass. Eastern coach Jay Spoonhour was at IB's victory over Delavan in ... (Peoria Journal Star)

Paula Annette Allen January 15, 2017

Illinois, Germany, Ohio, Kentucky, California, and Iowa. In 1968 she received her GED from Southeastern Iowa Community College in West Burlington, Iowa, and then went on to later graduate in 1991 from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs ... (DAILY NONPAREIL)

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Funeral Home Reviews
Chicago, Illinois
This place sucks they will cheat you SHEILA REID IS A DISGRACE TO MR. BRANCH

Chicago, Illinois
I am writing on behalf of the family of deceased, Larry S Edwards. I came to Chicago, from Ohio, to attend the funeral of Larry Edwards. I accompanied my family to your facility to help with the arrangements for Larry's funeral, on several occasions. I just wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the professionalism of your entire staff. With so much involved with the loss of a loved one and then having to plan a funeral, it was so comforting to walk into your offices and leave feeling as if the funeral was one less thing we had to stress about. We felt that Gatlings would take care of not only our loved one, but our family as well. The staff at Gatlings did exactly that. Your drivers were always on time and courteous. Your entire staff were extremely well dressed. Your facility was immaculate and all of your workers were very well organized. They were also very patient, especially at the end of the funeral when everyone was saying their goodbyes to loved ones, your driver said for us to take as long as we needed. Your drivers assisted everyone in and out of the cars, they drove as if they were carrying precious cargo. We never felt rushed or as though we were an inconvenience in any way. Your office staff were extremely patient with my family members. We made several changes to the obituary after the draft had been printed. Your staff continually told us, 'We are here to do whatever you need, we'll take care of you.' Our loved one, Larry Edwards, had been very sick for a very long time. When we viewed the body, everyone kept saying how peaceful he looked and what a wonderful job Gatlings had done. We cannot thank you enough for taking care of our loved one and our family. By the time our experience with Gatlings came to an end, we felt as though we had gained a new family. Please share this letter with your employees. I want them to know how very much they are appreciated. The family of Larry S. Edwards

Eureka, Illinois
My friend wanted a simple no frills send off. Well I suppose that is exactly what she recieved. Parked in a corner of the basement (as in concret floor, pipes and crummy walls). She was a beautiful woman that could at times be excentric in her style. You would never have guessed that by the plane sheet that covered her. The array of headstones that were in the other corner were a nice touch, all that was missing were some spiderwebs and an errie tape in the back ground. There was not even a place to pray! I know that money plays a part, and that some people want simple but this was disrespectful. If they would donate a corner for the poor I would be willing to decorate it in memory of my friend, so no one elses family has to say good bye in such deplorable conditions.

Wood River, Illinois
Marks needs an updated web site

Dwight, Illinois
I tried to leave a condolence message for the Bennington family, but could only find where I could leave a card for $6.90. I will try later, but was disappointed that I couldn't since we will be out of town for the service.