There is never anything good about arranging for a funeral service. My wonderful, fun, and popular husband died unexpectedly on June 6, 2022, devastating our family. I couldn't even look at Nikita when I came in with his 2 adult kids and his brother to make arrangements. I was still in shock and so confused. Nikita never rushed me, demanded anything, or made comments that I didn't like. She got everything done and double checked that it was right. She didn't try to add anything on that would make it more expensive, and she made sure we were ok with everything. There ended up being about 150 people there, some of who were very informal, but all of the Evans' staff treated everyone with the same courtesy and they treated me very specially. Nikita made sure I understood everything that I needed to provide or that I needed to do or bring and made sure I had grief assistance information if I wanted it. To say she was wonderful is such an understatement. She seemed like a lovely friend. I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart. Additionally, after the service they let me pick things like flowers, pictures and other mementos, up the next day and had it packed and ready; and they encouraged me to stop in if I needed anything else, like copies of the death certificate or other information. Other people told me they paid the same amount at another place and did not get half as much. For an awful unexpected situation, Evans truly did turn it into a wonderful celebration of his life!
Our mom passed away recently. During a time of such intense grief and sorrow, Evans Funeral Chapel did a wonderful job. Our staff member Nikita was so kind and caring on the phone. When we went to make the arrangements she was knowledgeable, compassionate, and guided us through the process with patience and great kindness. Saying good bye she was a great strength to our family. It was wonderful to know that mom was cared for by such loving good people. Thank you Nikita and all staff that took care of our beloved mom and reached out to our every need. God bless you all.
The staff at Evans Funeral Home, in Parkville, are outstanding! The setting for my father Vernon Scarff spot on incredible. They truly made the memorial a celebration of his life. My sincere thanks to them.
We used Evans in Forest Hill in my son Eddie cremation in 2007 and for my Dad William Herr Sr. in 2019. The staff was so supportive and answered any questions with kindness and helped with making the most difficult decisions especially for my son who was just 24 yrs old and died very suddenly. I can not thank you all enough for all your kindness and support at the most difficult time in my life.
When you lose someone, you try desperately to come up with words to express the emotions. Words like Love Loss, devastating, irreplaceable and of course why. Although there is nothing that I have, as yet, encountered that categorically meets or emphatically addresses them. However, I can say how thoughtful and wonderful the staff at Evans was when my and our beloved Jill passed, especially Taylor Evans and Frosty. Caring and compassionate, sweet and understanding are just a few words that come to mind when I think back. They made this extremely painful time in our lives less burdensome. I experienced something special that day. Jill was a huge animal lover, and during our visit Frosty opened the door to the conference room and entered all on his own. He then proceeded to rest his head on my lap, as if reassuring me that Jill’s presence still existed. He visited the other members of our family and then laid down while we completed the arrangements. We left that day with a feeling of calmness. Thank you again Evans, Taylor and Frosty. Lee Phipps
I want to thank the Evans Funeral Home Parkville Office. When we entrust out mother, grandmother, great grand mother Catherine Meek's celebration of life to them we couldn't be have been happier. The representatives especially Taylor Evans were sweet and understanding. They were with us every step of the way. They went above and beyond what we could have ever expected to make this from a day of grief to a celebration of life. Thank you so much for all that you did for us and our loved one.
I received the worst news of my life that my 25 year old son had passed along with the mother of their child in a tragic accident. Evans Funeral Chapel in Forest Hill did an exemplary job of representing the loves of his life. They went above and beyond any of my expectations and it was a time when we could only have 10 people in at a time. They were more than understanding and helpful I cannot express in words the absolute love that they showed to our family and friends. They made the hardest thing a mother could ever do into a beautiful representation of his life. Thank you thank you thank you
My sister, recently transitioned to Heaven. I met with Brian to make arrangements for her cremation. Brian let me take time thru my tears. He answered my questions and offered very good suggestions. I had asked for a thumbprint and they did that and prints of both her hands. How thoughtful! Their comfort and support has been so up-lifting. The business part was completed with my budget carefully considered. I highly recommend Evans when it is time to say last goodbyes to a loved one.
I used Evan Funeral Home for my husband who passed away in April. I could not have asked for such better care, compassion as we got from the staff here. We did a pre-arrangement in Feb. with Fran. He was so kind and very helpful in our needs. While I was physically sick in having to do this he made it so easy and comfortable that when I left I felt better. Brian did my husbands final preparation and funeral. He went way and above in his service. The follow up's with phone call, text and an actually visit from Scott was awesome. I can go on and on and cannot say enough about Evans. I strongly recommend them. They are the best. I had used a different Funeral Home for my mom 2 years ago,her choice all though they were very kind once the service was over we had not had from them again. Which I thought was the normal till I used Evans. Thank you all for your help making my loss more bearable with your kindness and compassion and follow ups checking on me. You are the best! Sincerely Denise Walker & daughter Melisa.
My family has used Evans in Parkville for generations. In January 2018 I had to for my mom. They made an extremely difficult time easier. Through the entire process they guided me with compassion and patience. I appreciate the fact that all of her wishes were met and I was not geared into more. The viewing and service was perfect. Thank you Evans staff for your kindness and caring about my family and I. I truly understand why my family has come to you..
I would like to thank the whole Evans Family who made my self very comfortable. I would like to thank Cori Lemaitre for time and effort to explain all the details that I was responsible for and making my a life more relaxed. The layout of Nancy Preis was well done. . Once again thanks for all that was done. Services at Chapel was very good and layout was beautiful. Thank You All. Roland Preis jr.
My first experience with Evans in Forest Hill was after my youngest brother passed away. A truly devastated family received comfort and compassion from all of the staff. Our director Cori was amazing! Since then we have lost two other family members and used Evans Parkville location. Experience there was the same. Thank you for the quality services you provide!
Everyone at Evans was very helpful and supportive at a time when our family need it the most. Thank you again for all that was done for our family.
I cannot say enough how thoughtful and wonderful the staff at Evans was three weeks ago when my Mom passed. They made a very painful time in the lives of my brothers and I less burdensome. Caring and compassionate are two words that come to mind when I think back. I would like to highly recommend Evans Funeral Home.
My mom looked peaceful and just like herself which was important to me. Care was taken with my mom's belongings. Everything the staff said would be done was completed in a timely and personal way, for example, returning my mom's wedding ring.
Cori was very courteous and professional. She was very attentive to our needs and feelings. She helped myself and my daughter through a very hard time. My daughter and I liked the ease in finding answers to our questions. Also you can feel the caring you have for the families that are hurting. I just think you all did a very beautiful funeral service. Thank you.
My husband and I want to thank you and all your colleagues at Evans for the kindness and support you gave our entire family in honoring our Mom, Melva Wajer. I have tears in my eyes just typing this message. Mom looked lovely, like the Mom we all know and love. And the DVD left us speechless. It was unexpected, which made it all the more poignant. We sat there, seeing Mom live and breathe right before our eyes. It was very quiet in the viewing room, as we watched it again and again. I think it gave all of us--sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren the strength to approach the casket with each of Mom's visitors seeing her in our minds eye as the strong woman we know and love. Thank you. The words are inadequate, but please know they come from our hearts, with sincere appreciation for all you did for Ben Wajer, Melva Wajer and their family.
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