The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Shirley Brothers Mortuaries & Crematory. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“"Thank you so much for your help and guidance through such a difficult life experience for our family. Your kindness and understanding of our 'grief crazy' is appreciated beyond this thank you card. You and your team answered all of our questions and concerns and you were so kind to my father. Everything happened exactly as mother would have desired with the service, burial and motorcycle ride!"”

April T. July 14, 2016

“"Thank you for everything you did to help my brother and me plan our mother's funeral.This was our first funeral we've had to plan so you were of immense help thinking of everything that needed to be done."”

Judy V. June 18, 2016

“"Thank you for the care you gave my mother. Your thoughtfulness was a comfort and a blessing to us."”

Cynthia T. June 16, 2016

“"I wanted you to know how much I appreciated you as we had dad's funeral. Your kindness and demeanor were just what I needed. You were so thoughtful toward us and took care of many details. Thank you very, very much."”

Luanne S. May 27, 2016

“"I want to thank you for your help with the services for our mother. You were so kind and helpful and our family was so impressed. Thank you."”

Peggy B. August 05, 2016

“"We wanted to thank you for your kindness as we prepared to lay our dad to rest, the rose placed at the guest book and your attention to detail were such a help to lift the load, we are grateful."”

Marilyn T. May 20, 2016

“"The special touches and kindness will stay with us forever."”

Jim T. April 11, 2016

“"Thank you so much for the beautiful service for our mother. Your help in planning everything is so appreciated."”

Pat T. February 24, 2016

“"Thank you for directing mom's service, it was perfect. Your support, acts of kindness and flowers were much appreciated."”

Family of Mary M. February 22, 2016

“"Thank you for your incredible work on mom's service."”

Steven T. March 16, 2016

“"I want to thank you so very much for everything that you did to make Dad's service so very special! We are so pleased with the way we were cared for, thank you."”

Joyce P. August 12, 2015

“"Thank you so much for all you have done for us at our time or need. We are very pleased with your care and thoughtfulness for us and my beloved mother. Forever thankful."”

Dorothy H.

“"Thank you for all the special things you did for us, it's a rough time, but it helped knowing you were there to take care of my family."”

Kim G. September 15, 2016

“"...the viewing room was set up so beautifully, from the displays to the wonderfully prepared video. My brother's appearance seemed natural, peaceful and dignified. We are so grateful to have had you as our funeral director and thank you for helping us through this difficult time."”

Gene L. July 14, 2015

“"In appreciation for everything you did to make the service for our father very memorable. Thank you for the flowers and concerns."”

Joann T. November 04, 2015

“"Everything was perfect. From the time you picked Dad up, our meeting with you , the viewing to the service. It is so nice to feel so comfortable and not worry. Dad looked great. Thank you for everything."”

Linda S. September 11, 2015

“"Thank you for all your kindness and support. We appreciate all you did to help us and for the lovely flower and vase."”

Jennifer A. September 08, 2015

“"Thank you for you kindness and support during our time of loss and sorrow."”

Lucy R. November 06, 2015

“"Thank you so much for handling Dad's arrangements last week. Everything was as he wanted."”

Donna M. October 07, 2015

“"Thank you for the special care you gave to our family."”

Justin B. October 14, 2015

“"Thank you and your staff for all your help and advice during this devastating time. I couldn't have done it with out you. I'm glad we chose you."”

Renee S. November 06, 2015

“"Thank you for the red rose and how nice and thoughtful you were to all of us. The viewing was very nicely done. It gave us comfort to see and spend time with those who had been a part of Dad's life and ours."”

Steven R. November 10, 2015

“"I and my family would like to thank you all for the wonderful funeral you gave my Mother. It was beautiful..."”

Susan P. July 06, 2015

“Thank you for all your support during our mom's funeral. We really appreciate the care you showed for our mom and our family.”

William M. July 09, 2015

“Thank you so much for the lovely service. The added touch of your single white rose made us feel very special. ”

Rebecca T. September 07, 2015

“Thank you so much for your services of my Mother's funeral. Everyone was so kind and sincere. The hostess at mom's viewing was so helpful and sweet, the director did an excellent job from the beginning to the end, even with a follow-up call! I especially want to thank who ever was responsible for preparing our mother for her funeral, she looked beautiful, just like she did before she got sick. The DVD that was made is priceless, I don't think her viewing could have been any better. Thanks to all of you again.”

Terri B. August 13, 2015

“I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did with my brother's service. He looked so nice, we can tell you care quite a lot about the families you serve.”

Linda T. August 26, 2015

“Thank you for the care and concern you and the staff at Shirley Brothers shared with our family. Your services made this time easier for us.”

Carolyn H. September 04, 2015

“Thank you both so much for planning and arranging such lovely services for my mother. I feel blessed to have known you both. I'm sure my mother would have loved and appreciated your special care.”

Janet M. September 02, 2015

“"Thank you for all your help, everything was beautiful."”

Linda A. March 24, 2015

“"We would like to thank the entire Shirley Brothers staff for the caring and thoughtful services you provided for our Mother's funeral. We appreciated that you guided us through, making the whole process very easy to follow."”

Florence C. March 24, 2015

“Thank you so much for all your help this past week. You kindness make a difficult time much easier."”

The K. family March 23, 2015

“"Thank you so very much for the beautiful funeral for our father last week. I appreciated how you were so flexible and understanding of our needs at a time when we were so distressed. You completely took care of the details and showed all of us such compassion. Thank you so very much."”

Rebecca W. March 23, 2015

“"Your care, compassion and sensitivity guiding our family through the decision making process of memorializing our mother is very much appreciated. Thanks for everything you did."”

Ladonna C. March 09, 2015

“"Thanks so much for your care of our mom and all our family during this past week. We are so blessed to have met you. Thanks for your thoughtfulness, we won't forget you."”

Dan T. February 10, 2015

“"Thank you for being part of our small gathering as we laid my mom's body to rest. You and your staff were wonderful and respectful as we make our plans with such short notice. God Bless you for the special service you provide families."”

Michelle B. January 28, 2015

“"Thank you so much for the comfort you provided our family. Thank you for being so respectful and caring towards each of us, Shirley Brothers was the perfect choice for honoring our loved one's life and memory."”

Joyce W. February 05, 2015

“"We can't begin to thank you for all you did for us. If a funeral could be perfect, this was. Everyone there was so awesome to us and we wanted for nothing. We will not hesitate to recommend you to everyone."”

Margaret S. March 03, 2015

“"Thank you so much for the special kindness you bestowed on our family during a very difficult time. You were there for us in every way which brought much comfort to us. We appreciate everything that you and the staff of Shirley Brothers did for us all."”

Maryellen W. January 15, 2013

“"Just wanted to say thank you so much for all you did for dad's funeral. You handled every detail with perfection, just like dad would have wanted. We will always be grateful."”

Madison G.

“"We wanted to express our appreciation for your personal service to our family the past few days. Your friendly yet professional thoughts, recommendations and guidance meant a lot. You laughed with us, but you knew when we were sad and comforted us. The services, facility, arrangements - we wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for everything."”

Dell M. ; Indianapolis September 17, 2013

“"Your kindness really made a difference, your thoughtfulness really touched my heart and the gratitude I feel really can't be put into words."”

Bonnie E.

“"Thank you for helping me and my family with the services for my father. These are difficult times and having someone to help relieve some of the burden is greatly appreciated."”

David E. December 17, 2013

“"We shall always be thankful to Shirley Brothers for caring for all our needs during a very tender time in our lives. Thank you for flowing with the 'less than traditional' service, allowing everyone to worship in their own way and linger longer than usual before they separated from family and each other. Truly you were sensitive to our family's needs."”

Ruth A.

“"We wanted to thank you and your staff for how you all took care of our family during the loss of our Dad. Your kindness, sensitivity and generosity to help accommodate "out of the ordinary" requests was appreciated beyond words. The entire process was made easier by your graciousness."”

Jeanie P. February 08, 2014

“"Thank you again for all your assistance and for being there to take care of my mother. It is so reassuring to me to know that my loved ones have been so well taken care of my your family. It was a pleasure to meet and be so wonderfully taken care of by all of your caring staff."”

Sharon H. August 04, 2009

“"I wanted to take the time to thank you for the kindness and care you and your staff extended to me and my family during my father's funeral services. It was not an east time for me, but your professionalism and consideration were greatly appreciated."”

Jim E. November 22, 2010

“"One thing I have always dreaded was the day I would have to visit a funeral home to plan the services for one of my parents. Last week that day finally arrived when we had to say goodbye to my mother. I cannot express how wonderful your entire staff was throughout the process. You immediately put us at ease, and make each choice an easy one. When we saw out mother for the last time, we were so relieved, you gave her back several years and the dignity she so deserved. It was the single biggest factor that put me at ease in letting her go. Thank you for giving us back our mother so we could say goodbye. You are a blessing to the community."”

Sharon A. August 17, 2010

“"My wife and I want to thank you for your guidance and sincerity in helping us through a difficult time. You managed all the details that made the process go smoothly with no surprises for us. Your patience and professional manner shown us was very much appreciated. Once again, thank you."”

Samuel B. February 17, 1997

“This note is in appreciation for all your help, time and thoughtful consideration you gave our husband/ dad/ grandfather/ great-grandfather/ uncle/ brother-in-law/ cherished friend, after his passing. Your help and words of kindness will not be forgotten."”

James S.

“"I want to thank you so much for the kindness you had for my family during this difficult time. My grandmother, mom and aunt saw you last week to make arrangements for my uncle. My mom told me that everyone at your funeral home was helpful and really took the time to listen to they're needs. This really meant a lot to my mom, thank you again."”

Andrea T. April 18, 2006

“"I just wanted to thank you for all your kind assistance when arranging for my grandfather's funeral which was held on Thursday. You helped us not only feel comfortable with the decisions that had to be made, but also had a wonderful way of making it all feel "right". My grandfather would have been proud of us."”

Ellen S. February 09, 1995

“"I would like to personally thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness during the recent death of my sister. I would also like to thank you for the extra mile you went in permitting me to see my sister before she was laid to rest. She never had much in life but with your generosity and expertise she looked very special that day. I can't thank you enough."”

Mary H. March 13, 2014

“"Thank you so much for the kind and gentle way that you handled all the arrangements for our mother's funeral. You made a very difficult time for us so much easier to bare."”

Jack L. April 22, 2009

“"Thank you for all your help and guidance from the initial planning to the service. Everything went so smoothly and I appreciate all the little things you did for me and for my family. I will recommend you highly to everyone."”

Sheri B. September 22, 2004

“"Thank you for the kindness and consideration you had for us last week. You have such a graceful manner in handling these situations. Seems you have found your calling comforting others."”

Tim S. June 12, 1996

“"Our family wants to thank you and everyone at Shirley Brothers for the help, skill and concern displayed throughout preliminary and final arrangements for Mom's funeral services. Your guidance early on and constant compassion were real helps in difficult times. Many thanks and may God continue to bless your efforts on behalf of those suffering the loss of loved ones."”

Royce G. February 09, 1998

“"I want you to know how much we appreciated your help, kindness and caring when we were in need. Everything was very nice and nicely handled. Thank you."”

Vera T. April 02, 2014