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Aurora, Indiana Funeral Homes
310 4th St
Aurora, Indiana 47001
(812) 926-0241
219 Mechanic St
Aurora, Indiana 47001
(812) 926-1450
Aurora, Indiana Obituaries and News
Obituary: Ellis Aurora Hanson February 18, 2017

Ellis Aurora Hanson, beloved baby daughter of Jacob and Brooke (Gorman) Hanson of Richland Center, was born sleeping Dec. 10, 2016, at Meriter Hospital. For seven months she brought hope and joy to her family while they anxiously awaited her expected ... (La Crosse Tribune)

Sara Ellen Stoltzfus February 18, 2017

She was born in Aurora, on June 26, 1924, to the late Elmer and Orpha Beechy Stoltzfus. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Miller; and three brothers, Dwight, Robert and Gene Stoltzfus. Sara is survived by two brothers, Edward Stoltzfus and ... (Bellefontaine Examiner)

Dianne Ponton February 17, 2017

Dianne M. (Livsey) Ponton, 61, of Yorkville, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017) at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, with her loving family by her side. She was born on Nov. 26, 1955, in Kankakee, the daughter of the late Elmer "Buzz" Livsey and ... (The Daily Journal)

Dorotha D. Brady February 17, 2017

Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Ravenna. Online condolences at The family would like to thank the staff of the Avenue at Aurora and Crossroads Hospice for the wonderful care they gave their mother. (Trib Today)

John Sears, 81 February 17, 2017

Gary Sears of Aurora. John was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ida; his wife, Shirley; and four brothers, Ray, Dale, Don and Robert. At The Bridal Collection our passion is to help you find the wedding dress of your dreams! We want to make you ... (The Grand Island Independent)

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Funeral Home Reviews
North Vernon, Indiana
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS MAN! It's a good thing his primary customers are already dead, considering how he treats his live customers. In fact if you are unlucky enough to rent housing from him, you and your family may soon wind up as a customer at his funeral home. Perhaps that's the real reason he painted over and then refused to deal with *black mold* in a home he rents to a family with young children, two of whom have serious health problems. After consistently harassing (as in, peeking into their windows, sending *late-night* texts demanding to come over right then, ETC) he decided to tell cut off their water with NO warning. He is to pay utilities, the family has always paid their rent, this was uncalled for and illegal, especially in the middle of summer!!! The diabetic child cannot wash his hands before testing his blood glucose levels. He refuses to be reasonable and turn the water back on. Hmm, is business really that bad that you have to drum up more customers?"

Waveland, Indiana
The workers always seem grumpy and like they are being put-out by our family both times I have been here for funerals. They also don't seem to like having children in their parlor even when they are a major part of our family. I was not overly impressed either time our family used their services.

Alexandria, Indiana
On 10/18/2013 I gave a very strong negative review, As a result of the situation of not having ownership of my funeral policy I traveled from California to Indiana and staged a protest and picket in front of Owens Funeral Home, After three days Mike Owens came out and we had a 45 min conversation, We discovered we had both been deceived by a Jay Long, the trustee of a estate. Once Mr, Owens realized the truth and the facts he went to work and corrected the problem within one day, He called the insurance company and accomplished having the policy put into my name, I have been restored and made whole. THANK YOU Mike Owens

Brook, Indiana
This was the first funeral home I had been to where I felt the funeral director was only interested in money. Small and not enough seats for everyone. He told me if I was going to stay that I needed to find a seat and sit. I informed him that there were not enough seats. He said there are 2. There were 20 of us standing. He tried to make the daughter of the deceased sit in the back. His "bed side manner" was terrible. He was rude and disrespectful. Telling everyone they needed to get to their cars after the service when they were paying their last respects. There were absolutely no one who lined up cars or even police to direct traffic going to the cemetary. He would speed up to 65 mph and many were left behind. They started the tent before everyone was there or even out of the cars. If you want a funeral home who appears to care for you, I do not recommend this Gerts Funeral Home in Brook, Indiana.

Valparaiso, Indiana
Callous and unprofessional. They made a difficult time that much harder by their lack of helpfulness, lack of compassion and lack of respect shown to our family and our deceased loved one. I can give many examples but the three most hurtful were never offering their condolences to our family, never calling to let us know the cremation was complete, and, the most serious of the three, shipping our loved one's ashes to us in a used shoe box. They should not be in business.