To our very special community of friends and neighbors:
Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematories has been dedicated to serving our community and we stand ready to help you now. During this time of uncertainty, we will continue to assist families during this critical time.
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected in many ways by the COVID-19 pandemic and we extend our deep appreciation to our health care community for all they are doing to protect us.
We are well-prepared to serve you during this crisis and we continue to educate ourselves with the latest guidance and updates. After reviewing the most recent recommendations from the WHO, CDC, the Illinois Department of Public Health, Cook, Lake, and McHenry County Health Departments, and the Illinois and National Funeral Directors Associations, we have established the following temporary service restrictions:
While we will work with every family to assure that their needs are met as they process loss and that their loved one is honored, we must be mindful in limiting our gatherings to the smallest groups possible. As of March 30, 2020, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association has advised limiting gatherings to 10 or less people. This means that funeral, memorial, and celebration services are limited to no more than 10 immediate family members until further notice. Your support is now more important than ever. We know that this is a time of uncertainty for everyone and we want you to know that your health is foremost in our minds so that you can still support families that have lost a loved one during this unprecedented time. You are welcome to call our funeral home to have your name added to a family’s guest book. We are equipped to live-stream services held at our funeral homes via Zoom. Using zoom provides families with a free, simple solution to allow family and friends to view a loved one’s service.
For Those Visiting Our Funeral Home
While the COVID-19 virus requires all of us to be more mindful as we go through our regular activities, rest assured that our funeral home is clean and safe for your health as well as our own. As supplies allow, we will have hand sanitizer available at the funeral home. Before attending a ceremony, if you feel ill in any way - please stay at home. We are also practicing social distancing with regard to seating arrangements during events held at our funeral home.
Making Funeral Arrangements
If you have recently lost a loved one, or will soon, we are here for you. If you are unable to make arrangements in person at our funeral home due to travel restrictions, health concerns or any other reason, our caring staff will help you accomplish everything necessary through email, telephone call, FaceTime, and other technology, if needed. Every situation can and will be accommodated.
Losing a family member or a friend is never easy. We are aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. Please know that we are here for anything you may need to honor life, support loved ones and begin the healing process. We will update our protocols and follow guidelines as necessary in accordance with directives from the CDC, Illinois Funeral Directors Association, and our State and Local Health Departments. The safety and well-being of you, your family, and our community is of the utmost importance. Should you have any questions or concerns, we can be reached 24 hours a day at (847) 381-3411
Jack, from the time you picked up my mother at hospice till the end of the service you showed class and compassion. You , Peggy and the staff were remarkable and made my mother look outstanding at the viewing. Thank you from all my family !