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Riverside, Illinois Funeral Homes
80 East Burlington Street
Riverside, Illinois 60546
(708) 447-2261
Riverside, Illinois Obituaries and News
Elaine Willetts February 15, 2017

Interment will be at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Elaine was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Kewanee, Illinois, to George H. and Marie E. (Egert) Hepner. She was educated in the ... (Quad-Cities Times)

Lillian Hess February 15, 2017

She taught English and history at Meredosia, Illinois, and also worked at Riverside Regional Library. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, the Council of Catholic Women and Ladies Sodality of the church. She is survived by three ... (Southeast Missourian)

Richard Ralph February 12, 2017

Also surviving are sons Mike (Julie Harner) Pontiac, John (Sarah Streck) Riverside, and daughter Nicole (Roy ... In a career that spanned 50 years, he was a director for the Illinois Farmer's Union in Springfield where he oversaw a job training program ... (Pantagraph)

Elizabeth Jean Banzhaf Smith, 95 February 07, 2017

Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, in Marshalltown ... Dorothy Dieffenderfer, of Park Forest, IL, two step sons; Jackie (Trudy) Smith, of Marion, IA, Richard Smith, of Le Grand, IA; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and seven great great ... (Times-Republican)

Emma Rosina Rieger, 88 February 02, 2017

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Online condolences may be at ... Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Stan (Sue) Rieger of Elburn, IL, Phil (Karen) Rieger of Mitchell, SD, Ed (Mary) Rieger, Ft. Pierre, SD, Wayne Rieger, Appleton ... (Capital Journal)

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Funeral Home Reviews
Bloomington, Illinois
Your computer system is of no value, other than posting you phone number. I wasn't able to use it to find a funeral let alone the obituary. totally unacceptable.

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

Melrose Park, Illinois
Terrible service, untrustworthy, state closed him down for nonpayment

Chenoa, Illinois
The sympathy flowers where more beautiful than on the picture. Very fresh and the arrangement was just wonderful. I would buy from this store any time again with confidence. Thanks for your outstanding and friendly service.

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.