Our dear friends and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past year faced an even greater burden than their precious loss! They were required to follow State and Local guidelines that placed restrictions on what they as a family, and we as funeral directors, could do to help you cope with your loss and in many cases, celebrate the life of your loved one the way you wanted to. In addition, travel restrictions made it difficult for families to even be together to grieve and celebrate. Let’s pray we never experience anything like this ever again. It was truly hard on our families and on the entire family and staff at Anderson-Goodale. Our standard is to provide the highest level of service we can and work to accomplish whatever wants and needs a family may have. In many cases, the laws and restrictions got in the way. In those cases, the idea of a Memorial may be a perfect opportunity for families to have the kind of opportunity to celebrate the lives of their loved ones.
At Anderson-Goodale, we can make your Memorial Service truly special, even in instances where your loved one’s remains have already had their final disposition. We can display pictures, videos, and very prized and personal possessions of theirs to enhance the personal nature of celebrating their lives. In fact, a delayed service has given families an opportunity to add some additional memorial items and pictures they’ve discovered since the loss of their loved ones. Some families have even created new treasures to become part of the service; from children’s drawings to even an exquisite art piece created by one of our family members in honor of and in memory of his parents. These very moving additions have made these experiences even more special. We welcome families to include as many comforting items as they would like.
We’re already seeing and helping many families accomplish these services and we remain available to do more at our 3 locations. We can help organize a memorial followed by a religious service at our Memorial Homes or a selected place of worship. With our entry into Phase 5 in Illinois, all restrictions have been lifted, so accomplishing a full array of services is possible now. We remain ready to assist you, so please don’t hesitate to call us and request our Memorial Services. We’re very grateful to be able to provide them,without restriction, the Anderson-Goodale way.
(Excerpted from Variety.com)…”The premium cabler has issued a series order for a new comedy titled “Somebody Somewhere,” which is set in Kansas and will star Kansas-born comedian and singer Bridget Everett.
Inspired by Everett’s life, the series will center around Sam Miller (played by Everett), a true Kansan on the surface who beneath it all struggles to fit the hometown mold. As she grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders that don’t fit in but don’t give up.”
HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere” will call Anderson-Goodale Funeral Home’s Romeoville location home for a few days while filming the new series, scheduled to start filming in July 2021. The televising date will be determined soon.
Commenting Rich Anderson, “We’re excited to be the location for a few days in this series depicting a Midwest location. It’s very exciting for our family, staff and the entire Romeoville community to be featured in this series. It’s a few days scenes, so not very disruptive. For any family we have been privileged to provide service to in Romeoville, it may just add even a little bit more positive nostalgia”.
We’ll keep you posted on when to tune into HBO to see the series.
Dear Family and Friends, We are continually evolving our services according to Covid Virus Guidelines from the State of Illinois and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association. During this difficult time, we are all going through, it’s important for you to know that we are taking every precaution we can to avoid exposure and spread of the coronavirus, while still doing everything we can to comfort our families who are grieving profound loss. We have been consistently reviewing the changing guidelines of Funeral Associations, Will County Board of Health, IDPH, CDC and other federal agencies with guidelines regulating public gatherings. It has always been our mission to provide professional service and sensitivity to all our families. and observing recommendations provided by these organizations and agencies. Families are offered their preferences wherever possible. In every case, families are offered the opportunity to live-stream their funeral services. We have antibacterial soap in all of our restrooms, sanitizer is made available, all of our entry ways, door knobs, surfaces, etc. are repeatedly cleaned and wiped down and thoroughly sanitized between services. We have ample space in all of our chapels to provide for social distancing. Our staff understands their personal obligations to make us aware of any symptomatic issues they may encounter. Many funeral services have taken place in our Chapels as Places of Worship have had restrictions. At present it appears restrictions have been lifted on Churches and Places of Worship, still encouraging social distancing, face covering, and frequent sanitizing with disinfectant. We will continue to monitor all of the regulations and adjust accordingly. If we can answer any questions or be of any additional help, please contact us at http://www.anderson-goodale.com/contact/contact-us Together we can comfort families and one another! The Family & Staff of Anderson-Goodale Memorial Homes