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We have compiled these resources to help you in your time of need. If you have further questions, call us at (773) 743-4034.

  • Helpful Links

    Helpful Links

    Here you will find different links to local businesses that provide helpful products and services.

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  • When a Death Occurs

    When a Death Occurs

    When a death occurs, the order in which things need to be done often depends on where the death occurred. That's why we suggest that you ask a friend for help - someone who is more able to think clearly, and give you the support you need.

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  • Funeral Etiquette

    Funeral Etiquette

    Accepted customs of dress and behavior in a funeral have changed over time, but courtesy never goes out of style. Here's what we'd like you to know about funeral etiquette.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You'll find the answers to some of the most common questions relating to the value of a funeral, or memorial service, the practices of funeral service and funeral home operation.

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Our General Price List 

These prices are effective 9/1/2009, but are subject to change without notice

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

Professional Services

Basic services of Funeral Director and Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $2650
This is the charge to each family we serve for our professional expertise in assisting them. Our basic service charge includes a proportionate share of overhead expenses relative to our facility such as property taxes and insurance, building maintenance and utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs, and equipment and inventory expenses. Also included in this charge is; having staff available to respond to initial request for service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; arrangement conference with family or responsible party; preparation and filing of necessary certificates and permits; assistance with the placement of obituary notices; planning of funeral arrangements; and coordination of service with cemetery, crematory, vault companies and others as required. This non-declinable fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

Embalming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 695
Embalming is the use of chemicals to disinfect a body both internally and externally, which eliminates certain known health hazards. An embalmer, properly licensed by the state of Illinois, must perform this process. Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing or shipping a body outside the state of Illinois. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

Other Preparation of the Body
Dressing, Casketing and Cosmetology as needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 150
Dressing, Casketing only  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 120
Hair Dresser (If Requested, Coloring or Cutting Additional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $   85
Additional Embalming Care for Autopsied Case (per hour)   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 100
Washing and Disinfecting of Unembalmed Remains  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 150

Use of Facilities and Staff
Visitation / Viewing at Funeral Home (One visitation period up to six hours) . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 850
Funeral Ceremony at Funeral Home (One visitation period up to two hours)  . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 650
Memorial Service at Funeral Home (Ceremony without the Body Present) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 295
Supervision of Funeral Ceremony at Location Other Than Barr Funeral Home  . . . . . . . . . .  $ 450
Sheltering of Remains Beyond Three Days (per day)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $  25

Automotive Equipment (Within 30 Mile Radius)
Removal and Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 495
Hearse and Driver   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 565
Limousine (seven passengers) and Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 565
Service Vehicle (i.e., van or other vehicle)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 395

Caskets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 750 to $ 8950
(A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home)

Outer Burial Containers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 750 to $ 6200
(A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home)

Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 3025
This charge includes the removal of remains from place of death, basic services of staff, embalming, obtaining and filing death certificate, securing necessary permits and authorizations, and local transportation up to 30 miles. This charge does not include shipping charges, shipping container, visitation or any viewing, nor funeral rites or ceremonies prior to forwarding of the remains.

Receiving of Remains from Another Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 2875
This charge includes transportation from airport, temporary shelter of remains, basic services of staff, and transportation of remains to cemetery or crematory. This charge does not include visitation or any viewing, nor funeral rites or ceremonies prior to final disposition.

Direct Cremation Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 2875
The charge for a direct cremation includes removal of remains from place of death, temporary shelter of remains, basic services of staff, obtaining and filing death certificate, securing necessary permits and authorizations, and local transportation to crematory in a service vehicle. This charge does not include any preparation of the remains, visitation or any viewing, nor funeral rites or ceremonies prior to the cremation. Cremation will take place at our earliest convenience without the family present at a crematory of our choice. This charge does not include the crematory fee for cremation. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The alternate containers we provide are fiberboard containers.
Direct cremation with alternate container provided by our funeral home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 2875
Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 2875
Direct cremation with a casket selected from our funeral home*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 2875
(* in addition to the cost of the casket)

Immediate Burial Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 2875
The charge for a direct burial includes removal of remains from place of death, temporary shelter of remains, basic services of staff, obtaining and filing death certificate, securing necessary permits and authorizations, and local transportation to cemetery at our earliest convenience without the family present. This charge does not include any preparation of the remains, visitation or any viewing, nor funeral rites or ceremonies prior to, or at the time of, the burial. This charge does not include any cemetery fees that may be required for burial.
Direct burial with casket provided by purchaser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 2875
Direct burial with casket selected from our funeral home* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 2875
(* in addition to the cost of casket)

NOTICE:
These disclosures are made in compliance with the requirements for disclosure as set forth by the Federal Trade Commission, service and merchandise categories have been established according to guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission.