The entire experience with Palmer Funeral Home for both my mother's funeral 9 years ago and my father's funeral last week could not have been better. Since most of the details had been preplanned and prepaid, we had an easy time making the final decisions and were able to rely on the Palmer staff, especially Kevin, to see that things were done as we wished.
Thank you to all who had a part in making dad's funeral something that would have pleased him and made him proud. I would recommend Palmer to anyone needing such services.

Pat Heber
June 16, 2021

We want to thank for your wonderful care you gave our mother and for the most beautiful service and setting; she would have been very pleased. Thank you for all you do for grieving families and taking care of the process... it was seamless.

Thank you again,
The Morton Family

Roger and Andrea Morton and Rickie and Beth Morton
March 20, 2021

By: Melissa Hardin from Divine Photography Studios

"Kristi was wonderful in all the arrangements that had to be made for my husband. She and her team made it a stress-free process in all that had to be done. I would highly recommend them to any grieving family. If you are looking for caring and reasonable service with an attitude of excellence then Kristi and her team are wonderful. "

Melissa Hardin
March 18, 2021

Palmers West on Lincoln Way West helped me navigate the most turbulent time in my life. My mother had passed & it was unbelievable to say the least. Palmers (Rick) was helpful in assisting us throughout the whole process. Rick is truly a blessing to his fellow men. I am grateful to have met him & his office coworkers during this time. As a black man coming from Atlanta to South Bend this means a lot

Marcus Hubb
March 12, 2021

Thank you Palmer Pet Services! Especially Mark, you took time out of your day to listen to my grieving father in-law, a Vietnam veteran who just lost his best friend.

Katherine Adams
September 1, 2020


Marcia Brown Humphrey
January 6, 2020

To the Palmer Funeral Home family,
Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone at Palmer's for all you did for us in our loss. You helped make a difficult time easier by your kind, compassionate care of our family, and your attention to every detail. Everyone we talked with or worked with was kind, caring and professional. Our questions were answered promptly and with kindness.
Dad looked so nice - we were pleased.
The video tribute was so well done and was a special tribute to our dad.
Thank you to everyone at Palmer's for your commitment to exellence in serving families in time of loss. We appreciate you. You were a blessing to our family.
The family of George Henry

The family of George Henry
October 24, 2019

We have so much to say thank you for. We are grateful for your time, heart and services. You went above and beyond to give our family a funeral for Asher. We will be forever thankful.

Aaron and Savanah Sterry
October 1, 2019

Thank you so much for all the love and support you gave us. I have been to many funerals in my day, but this was the most personal. Everyone that was there mentioned this also to me. It made things so much easier.
Thanks again.

Bonnie, Eric & Sharon, Danny & Family
October 1, 2019

Hey Mr. Rick, this is Rod Ivory.
You took care of my nephew Da’mon Bethel. Just wanted to reach out and say thank you personally for the service you and your team provided!!!
It was definitely bar none, giving the circumstances.
I for one felt your genuineness and professionalism!!! Thanks brotha, continue to stay focused in this field because you were called for it!!!

Rod Ivory
October 1, 2019

On behalf of our entire family, please accept our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone involved in our father's funeral. It was a personal, emotional and reverent time for all of us. Your expertise and guidance helped family and friends through the process beautifully. The professionalism and sensitivity of all the staff was respectful, caring and patient. If we needed anything they responded without hesitation. If we hit a slight bump, Rick provided suggestions to guide us through the day and truly relieved any concerns.

Clearly, every detail Dad planned was delivered and exceeded our expectations. The organist, music, flowers, and room were gorgeous. Dad looked wonderful in his suit. He was very particular about his clothes and would have been so pleased.

Family and friends adored Jacob's CD video! It was so well done and exemplified and celebrated Dad's life! It will always be a treasured reminder. Jenn also was wonderful in communicating and providing information. We sincerely appreciate everyone's kindness and would be pleased to recommend Palmer to any potential customers.

Thank you all!


Christina & Larry Rheault
Brigitta & Dale Staley
David P. Henry

Christina & Larry Rheault, Brigitta & Dale Staley, David P. Henry
June 7, 2019

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to you and the whole staff at Palmer for the beautiful job you all did of turning, what was for me and my family, the saddest day of our lives into a beautiful and loving tribute for my mother Frances Brooks.

The execution of every detail of her funeral, and more importantly the kindness and compassion you showed us will be remembered forever.

Thank you,
Barbara (Brooks) Schuetz

Barbara (Brooks) Schuetz
March 27, 2019

Our family would like to take the time to say Thank You... No time, as you know, is easy to sit down and try to prepare a funeral service...but thankfully for my sister-in-law, we had her facility she lived with do a pre-arrangement, which helped with the arrangements so much...and Donna she is truly amazing, she made sure every thing went perfect ....from her dress, to the music and pictures... Our family has always been spoiled by Kerry, but we know its hard because he is so busy but even so...he always takes the time to stop by give you that smile of caring and also of compassion and the giant hug you need so much. His family we know are so proud of him, he shines with all he does, Bless him always. But Palmers has always stood up to their name and reputation....they are such loving and good people from the time you walk into their business you are blessed, and thankful.

Michael and Vicky Winterrowd
September 18, 2018

Dear Palmer Funeral Homes Team,
I would like to congratulate Palmer Funeral Homes on being awarded 1st Place in the Best Local Funeral Services category in the 2018 South Bend Tribune Readers' Choice Awards.
This award is recognition of the excellence you strive for in your operation. You have earned much respect from your peers and great loyalty of your customers. Businesses and organizations similar to yours help make the Greater South Bend Area a vibrant, thriving, and dynamic community. Your hard work is recognized and appreciated.
As a fellow business owner and lifelong resident, I know the incredible amount of work required to make a business successful and how strong our sense of community is. Your work contributes greatly to the economy and people of South Bend. Once again, congratulations from myself and my team at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre.

Daniel Klauer, DDS
August 28, 2018

Thank you for the funeral services you provided to the family of Bertha M. Brown.

I was blessed to come into Palmer Funeral Home and do pre-need funeral arrangements for my mother. Shauna walked me through everything and took the time to inform me on costs and services that I would need.

When Mom transitioned, the funeral home picked her body up from Creekside and displayed professionalism from start to finish. My mother looked like she was sleeping, and everyone who attended her wake and funeral services were impressed with the services. Some have even expressed that they were going to transfer their arrangements to Palmer from other funeral homes.
I will make sure all of our family uses your services when the need arises.

Thanks again & God bless you all!!!

Marcia Humphrey Benman
May 10, 2018

I would like to extend a huge thank you for the care and compassion you've shown my family over the past few months since the tragic loss of my little brother, Houston Rayburn. I realize you handle this type of stuff all the time, but not once did you treat us like just another "job" to do. I will never forget the kindness you showed my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely!

Amanda Rayburn
May 9, 2018

A very heartfelt thank you to Kerry, and staff for the gentle care you took with my Aunt/Sister, Beverly Crone.
Kerry seemed to be everywhere offering the littlest details not customary, without hesitation. All of your hard work appeared effortless and graceful. You were a true gift to the family during a tragic time. Bev looked absolutely beautiful.
Thank you is not enough. Our family so appreciates all you have done, we consider you a treasure.

Robin Rajski/Glenda Walcott
January 19, 2018

My son passed away in sept,2017. I really don’t know what I would of done with out palmers and there dedication and taking care of everything. They are the best. caring and understanding is no. 1 to them. Palmers thank you for being there for us in the most horrific time in our lives.

Tina Tevlin
November 26, 2017

I was faced with a seemingly insurmountable situation when my husband was taken from me. The ENTIRE staff for Palmer's stepped up and created an atmosphere where myself and my family could grieve in a manner where we didn't feel like just another "customer." From the biggest thing that is always thought of, to the smallest thing that is usually forgotten, they went above and beyond in helping me and my family. Thank you just doesn't seem enough.

Karen Sause
September 6, 2017

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone at Palmer funeral home especially Rick, Justin, and Emma. Everyone that I have dealt with there has been beyond caring, compassionate and helpful! My mother's passing was very unexpected and has been devastating but they have helped me every step of the way. I can't say enough good things about them! They have my deepest gratitude.

Felicia B.
August 25, 2017

We are honored and give thanks to REAL Services for presenting Palmer Funeral Home with the 2017 Business of the Year Award.
The mission of REAL Services begins with the words,"Believing in the dignity of all people!" the recipient of this year's Business of the Year Award clearly operates on the same philosophy.
This Business excels at customer service and the employees treat each person with dignity and respect when discussing personal and sometimes emotional life issues. They have been particularly caring in making funeral arrangements for those who have no family or friends. REAL Services is legal guardian for many who have little or no money to pay for services, but regardless of financial resources, our Business of the Year still helps to plan respectful, memorable, and reverent funeral services, just like they would for any other family.
This Business works with others in the community to find resources and options. In one instance, they were able to get flowers donated for the service for an elderly woman who was 101 years old at her death. She had no money, no family, and only REAL Services Guardianship staff to mourn her death.
At times, nursing home staff may be the only family of an elderly patient who has passed away. This thoughtful funeral home provides memorial services at the nursing facility to honor not only the life of the deceased but also to show appreciation for the compassion that the nursing home caregivers have provided and to acknowledge the loss they too are suffering.
An outstanding business in our community with a strong commitment to serving the elderly with dignity and compassion.

REAL Services - Age of Excellence
April 27, 2017

Thank you to the entire Palmer Funeral Home family for the beautiful memorial service you hosted. It was beautiful from the beginning to end, from the significance of the candle lighting, to the beautiful song by Betsy, to Mr. Crump's comforting and encouraging words, the remembrance tree, the video remembrance, it was all beautiful and comforting. Thank you for the ornament also. Our family decided to pass it to one another each year and share it. Thank you to everyone of you for such a memorable service. The Palmer Funeral Home family has a heart of compassion and caring for others. Thank you from our grateful hearts.

Alan & Paula Limerick
December 16, 2016

Rick - I wanted to thank you for being so helpful during our fathers service. I have no complaints just appreciation for you and the staff at Palmer.
Thank you,

Yanira & Valdez Family
August 18, 2016

Dear Rick,
Thanking you for all your service, guidance and assistance with the burial of my mother-in-law's, Ruth Wade's ashes. Kerry and I were both relieved to have Palmer's by our side who could be trusted with the details.
I've personally been grateful to the Palmer family, as you know, for their strong ties to the community, and indeed their history with the Wade family. Norm Bone was my first introduction to the specialness of Palmer's, with my father-in-law's funeral (Wyndel Wade) and then with my husband, Wynn's, in 2006. Then Kristi and K.R.'s help with my husband's marker (a coup for keeping the industry local and family owned, if there ever was one!) and now your warm and attentive service - all combined to let me see that Palmer's is in a sense extended family, there to serve as guide and chaperone through one of life's most important, perhaps the most important, transitions.
Many thanks,
Barbara Wade

Barbara Wade
August 3, 2016

I just wanted to send a thank you to you and your staff for your professionalism and respectfulness for the care of my uncle, J. Mark Funderburg. I was impressed by the actions of you and your staff during his funeral service on Friday, June 3. I know this has been a very difficult time for our family. Thank you again for your help and for your compassion in a very difficult circumstance.

Traci L. Reed
June 6, 2016

My uncle, Mark Funderburg, recently passed away. His passing was not unexpected, but still difficult. I live in Fort Wayne, IN and travelled to South Bend, IN for the funeral services. I was impressed by the compassion and professionalism demonstrated by your staff at his funeral service. In a very difficult time, your staff was respectful and considerate of the difficult circumstances.

Traci Reed
June 3, 2016

I cannot begin to say how wonderful all the people are at Palmer Funeral Home. I came to them not really knowing what direction to turn. I first spoke with Kerry and he was very supportive and helpful. I then worked on services, with Tracy, for both my father and mother, and all I can say is that he is "The Best". My immediate need was for my father, and then unfortunately, I needed their help again, with services for my mother. The understanding, supportiveness and the respect they gave my parents and my family was so appreciative. I will always remember everyone's kindness.

Mary Wroblewski - May, 2016
May 15, 2016

I first came to know the Palmer staff firsthand through its pet cremation services when Jamie Hall delivered Midnight's ashes to me. A once wild cat who had adopted me, losing Midnight was hard, but Jamie was so kind and it led to a conversation about pre-planning for my mother who had been in serious decline for some time. When my mother, Marianne Munzel, passed away this August, the pre-planning proved to be a godsend. The care, compassion, expert professional help, and follow through -- also with the funeral home and cemetary in Atlanta (where the services were held) -- were phenomenal. Three words kept being used by everyone who participated in the services: beautiful, dignified, first class. The thanks for that obviously go to a number of people involved, including the Pastor who superbly led the service itself, but in large measure they go to Donna Adkins at Palmer. Donna went above and beyond to attend to every detail, to connect all the dots, and to comfort me throughout the entire process. So much could have gone wrong, especially given that we were crossing state lines, making arrangements long distance, and connecting with a funeral home in Atlanta. Instead, everything went absolutely seamlessly and efficiently; indeed, the various professionals in Atlanta commented to me how impressed they were with Donna's professional handling and interactions with them. At the same time she remained attentive to me as the grieving family member in need of that attention and support not only during the whole event, but also afterwards. One cannot ask for more.

G. Felicitas Munzel
September 22, 2015

I want to thank Donna for all her help with planning my brother in-laws funeral. My brother and I tried talking with many different funeral homes to try and arrange his husbands funeral, but since there was no money they didn't want to help, Donna went out of her way to make sure that my brother in-law was taken care of. They were kind, and very considerate. I will recommend Palmers to everyone I know. Thank you all for your kindness.

Laura Lawson
September 2, 2015

They picked up our baby girl Lucy a miniature Doxie from the vet and took the best of care of her. We picked her up at the cremation facility and she was in a cute little urn. Thank you Palmer Funeral Home!

Fred and Mary Carrico
August 11, 2015

Pet services took care of my sweet boy, Clapton. He had a sudden change in his health. I was so glad to have Palmer & cremation as an option for our pup when we had to make decisions unexpectedly. The Palmer pet service staff were very compassionate and it was comforting that they were able to pick him up at the vet after we had said our goodbyes. His ashes were ready quickly & we have a nice memorial paw print to remember him by.

Anne Kelly Horvath
August 11, 2015

I really can't say enough nice things about Palmer pet services. Everyone was kind and helpful and I got my best friend's ashes back very quickly.

Amber Jay
May 18, 2015

Just wanted to thank you for everything. You were absolutely wonderful and made this so much easier to get through.

Alyssa Balsley
April 22, 2015

Thank you so much for all the care and attention for my dad, Bill Webster. Everything was made easier by their preplanning! But also from the meeting with Greg the day he passed to the driving by Jill to the cemetery. It was so nice to have Norm and Tracy there as well that have known my parents for years. I know my mom felt more comfortable with them there. Your special attention to her was appreciated by us - and I'm sure my dad would have been pleased as well. Even though he was 91 and had been at Northwoods for almost a year - it was a difficult event. Everyone involved made it a bit easier. Palmer's was a blessing to our family! Thank you!

Cindy Patty - daughter of Bill Webser
February 18, 2015

I just wanted to thank you for your professionalism and steady manner in what was a difficult time. You showed a lot of patience with our questions and showed a lot of empathy. I appreciate it. I am sure your job is fairly thankless, so I just wanted to make sure you know you are doing a good job. Thanks again

Chris Webb
January 12, 2015

Congratulations on having received the Business of the Year Award. This award recognized your generosity and thoughtful support for those in need.

REAL Services sponsors the Age of Excellence Awards Luncheon each year to acknowledge those in the community who have provided exemplary service to older adults, the disabled and those of our low-income population.

We received nearly 260 nominations from LaPorte, Marshall, Kosciusko, Elkhart, Fulton and St. Joseph counties. The selection committee reviewed each nomination and chose you as the one who best represented this award category. The decison was made based on the incredible work you do in touching the lives of others.

Many people see the needs around them, but not everyone commits to doing something about it. You chose to make a difference and in doing so, have impacted the lives of others in immeasurable ways.

It is a privilege for us to honor you today. Good works should be acknowledged and we appreciate the opportunity to thank you. We want you to know that your hard work and commitment is not only noticed but sincerely appreciated.

Rebecca Zaseck, CEO REAL Services, Inc.

Dear Palmer Funeral Home owners and staff,
Congratulations on being honored at the Real Services Luncheon yesterday for being the Business of the Year. Many of us want to ignore end-of-life and pre-planning issues, and you have made them your life's work.
Thank you for your service to our marginalized neighbors.

Jennifer Parker, Home Instead

Dear Palmer Staff,
On behalf of myself and the family of my brother Earl Dean Shull, Jr. a huge thank you for a beautiful, beautiful funeral. And extra gratitude for Donna, who sat with my sister and me to solve a couple more issues. Palmer's go above and beyond in service, compassion and the the care.

Bobbie Anderson & Family

January 17 at 1:07pm.
I cannot express my sincere thanks to you all for your pet services! We had to put our sweet boy Rodeo down this past Tuesday. It was the hardest day of our lives! Your services helped us tremendously making this terrible process a little bit better! We cannot thank Jamie enough for her professional and caring demeanor. Thank you for doing this for animal lovers! They are truly part of our family.

Jenni McCarthy

Good afternoon,
I'm writing on behalf of my family for the way your staff helped following the loss of our mother Thelma Bjork. We probably wouldn't have considered Palmer's had it not been for the information we received through Golden Living Nursing Home on 12th Street in Mishawaka. From the moment I received the call from them that mom had taken a turn for the worst, it took only one phone call to set the process in motion. This was a relief for my brothers, and especially for my wife and me since we were out of the state. Your folks were professional in the way they asked how we wanted mom to be taken care of since we were operating on a very limited budget. Greg and his wife at your River Park Chapel made several suggestions that we felt were perfect for the situation. Greg made himself available the entire time answering any questions we had, and following the service he helped in the selection of urns by giving us individual choices for each of us to remember and cherish her forever.
We are grateful for all the wonderful help and respect you gave our mom and family.
Warmly yours,
Richard Cosby
Plymouth, IN

Rich Cosby

I chose Palmer Funeral Home because of its impeccable reputation. Everyone I spoke to said Palmer is a level above, and my experience reflected that perfectly.
Donna, in particular, made the whole process extremely easy. She took the initiative to guide me to alternate ways of taking care of the finances, which saved me a considerable amount of money. Donna even served as an advocate for me in working with the bank where my deceased brother had an account. She initiated the procedure and then followed up successfully when it seemed that things had encountered an impasse.
I can't say enough about both Donna and Palmer. A genuine pleasure to be served by them!
–Bill Schohl
Los Angeles, CA

Bill Schohl

My father became ill within the last couple of years and our family thought we would be prepared for what would one day happen. Someday came suddenly, and after all that has been said and done, I do not know what we would of done without all of the help, support, and absolute kindness that the funeral home has shown us. The staff are angels in disguise with patience that is so terribly difficult to find in this day and age. They walked us through everything one step at a time and were brave enough to stand by our side when the aftermath of a passing became down right ugly. Letting a loved one go is never an easy task to say the least, but with the generous help of Palmer's, it made the entire experience one worth remembering for the rest of my own personal existence.

Words will never express just how deeply appreciative I will forever be because of you and your staff going above and beyond any expectations I ever had. It takes a special heart to do what you do, and do you it better than any group of people I have ever known. Your kindness has changed me, and I can only hope I can make the same difference in another's life one day - as you did mine.

Thank you for all that you have done.

Lyndsey Hall

'Just want to thank you for your kindness, thoughtfulness and careful consideration of our family during our recent loss. We appreciate your attention to seemingly, every detail through the planning process as well as every ceremony and service. It's apparent you work well together as brothers and owners, but also with your extended family, your team of employees. Communication is so important in any setting and it seems you've mastered it.

Thanks so much for taking good care of our family. On behalf of our family, I extend our appreciation of your friendship and support - through the years. I also recognize you both visited during - what was to be - your scheduled time off. So, thank you for your sacrifices and smiles along the way.

I'm so grateful to know you and have your support during our family's transition. Best and warm regards,

Teresa Wright


Would like to thank you and let you know that we truly appreciated your attentions as our family went through such a difficult time. Such a hard time for a family was made much easier thanks to you. We will forever be grateful for you and your services.

De la Isla & Nunez Family

K.R. and Staff of the River Park Location

I would like to thank you so very much on behalf of my sisters and brother.  The compassion you and your staff showed our Mother and our family, from the time Mom was picked up at my sister's home in Indianapolis, to the day she was laid to rest here in South Bend. You made a very sad and difficult time for our family much easier. My family and my husband's family have used your River Park Location several times over many years and you have never let us down. Again thank you so much.

God Bless,
The family of Lila Shisler

Jacque Williams

Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for the loving care you gave to our mother, Janice.  Donna went above and beyond all of our expectations.  She kept track of every detail and ensured that our wishes and desires were carried out flawlessly.  She provided comfort and guidance during a time of difficult decision making.  (You all were right – her outfit looked beautiful.)  Every member of the Palmer’s team gave us their undivided attention & service and made us feel as if we were a part of their family.

I personally felt that during our mother’s preparations, she was treated with “kid gloves”, respectfully and held in the highest esteem.  Her day at the Palmer’s “spa” was incredible.  We all agreed that she looked years younger - the way we remembered her when she was vibrant and an active part of our lives.  No longer did the physical signs of suffering exist.  

K.R., working with your team (family) has been the best experience.  Everyone’s patience, empathy and compassion through every phase of this process made it so much easier for us to bear the loss we were experiencing.

God Bless you, your family and your team!  We know that we will be seeing you again.

The Borton Family

Korin (Borton) Epps

Diana and I were the oldest sisters among the five younger brothers that we adored. I just wanted to give my gratitude to your services for the care you gave during my sisters memorial services. You were blessed in witnessing such a cohesive  family unity  as you  seen in our family. I thank you for your  gentle care in services with my sister Diana whom was the brightest light in  our family scheme.

Ilda T. Huerta-Cassidy

Recently my family experienced the unexpected death of my lovely sister, Diana Ruiz.  It was an immensely sad and difficult time for all of us.  It was refreshing to know that there was a place our family could be guided thru the funeral process with ease and comfort.  Donna (Adkins) was epecially thoughtful and caring, as well as knowledgeable.  Her services were greatly appreciated.  Thank you, K.R. Palmer!

Karlo : Julie Huerte and Family

Donna and Don were exceptional to our family and friends during our tremendous time of grief.  We especially appreciated Donna's sensitivity and patience dealing with our needs. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes so that we could give our loved one the goodbye she deserved.

Courtney Ruiz

Thank you for all your help during the difficult time of my dad's passing. Our family doesn't go anywhere but to you in these times. I can't  recall all the times when have had to use your services and it was excellent every time. We usually deal with KR and he's very helpful informative and helps answers our questions or will find out the answer if he doesn't know. You also did an amazing job at Lorenzo Greer's funeral in August two years ago. He was a dearly loved teen we lost to the lake. It was standing room only. Because life and death go on we will be back. My dad was insisting on Palmer's when he knew he was terminal. You did a beautiful job and took care of details we weren't able to. Thank you KR and Kristi.

Robin Kemble

Dear K.R. and entire Palmer Family,
This year's Age of Excellence Awards Luncheon was the best ever because of your support and partnership.  Over 728 attendees were thrilled with Amy Grant, the music, the rose presentation, inspiring stories and the contributions of our nominees; and of course, the celebration of nine award winners.

Your sponsorship was vital to making Age of Excellence successful and with grateful hearts, we again say "thank you."

We look forward to the 2014 Age of Exellence Awards where we will continue the tradition of honoring the elderly in our five-county area as well as the coregivers and volunteers who serve them.
Becky Zaseck, President/CEO        Joan Cuson, Director
REAL Services, Inc.                     Area 2 Agency on Aging
                                              REAL Services

Rebecca Zaseck, President of REAL Services, Inc & Joan Cuson, Director Area 2 Agency on Aging, REAL

Dear Friends of Hospice,
Thank you for facilitating a recent gift!Your support of the hospice philosophy helps us to continue our mission: To improve the quality of living.
On any given day, the Center for Hospice Care serves more than 350 patients and over 2,200 bereavement clients living in St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Fulton, Starke, LaGrange and LaPorte counties, regardless of their ability to pay.  Your gift enables our Hospice Team, which includes physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual care counselors, home health aides, and trained community volunteers, to provide skilled compassionate care for our patients and families.
On 5/14/2013 we received a $280.81 gift from Precious Metals as a result of your recycling program with them.  Please note that no goods or servces were given in consideration for this gift.
On behalf of our patients and their families, I thank you for your generous support.  We simply could not do what we do without you.
Michael J. Wargo

Thank you so much for your continued support and for your innovative approach to facilitating additional contributions to our organization.
All the Best,

Hospice Foundation

Thanks very much for everything you did for my daughter's Amber Nicole Mitchell june22,2012 service  at palmer's -you  made her, so beautiful - just wanted  you to know everything was perfect ....she's in God's  hand now...I recommend your services to anyone who's  looking for a caring warm compassionate service for your loved one...

yvonne mitchell

K.R. Palmer,

On behalf of my family I would like to extend our greatest gratitude for the assistance you provided in the preparation of the funeral for our mother, Shirley Shaw.  Without your overwhelming compassion I am uncertain how we could have financially provided the type of service we were able to give to our mother.  The service held for her at the Hickey Chapel was beautifully done.  

Your staff made the incredibly difficult process as effortless as possible.  From Christy to Tom, and everyone in between, we would like to extend our hands of thanks to you and your staff.  If there is ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to call upon me.

God Bless,
Bill Wargo

Bill Wargo

Dear Palmer family and staff, I wish to thank you for the great service you extended to me and my family on mom's passing.  You made our time of sorrow so much easier to bare.

In 2002 we lost our dad. and you also did a wonderful job at that time too.

Marilyn Gundlach

I recently went to a showing/funeral of a family member.  I was so impressed by the way you took so much care in taking care of our loved one.   She looked amazing, tasteful, and beautiful like she looked 10 years prior to her death.   Though I have made different funeral arrignments with another funeral home, I wish I had made them with you.  You are really the best when it comes to our "last wishes"  I thank God for your dedication to all the love ones that have passed;  Unfortunately I didn't realize just how much work, effort and dedication  you give to all that use your services.   A day late and a dollar short to use your services.  Amazing is the only way to describe the dedication and detail you used in our time of need.May God bless you abundantly in years to come.   Awesome funeral home that you should take great pride in your work.  Thank you will never be enough to express my appreciation to detail.   You  are the "bomb" when it comes to taking care of loved ones!  Prayers to you and your family. I am eternally grateful


Karry And  Staff Thank You All For Your Patience And Assistance  With My Sister Irene Roof Your All An Angel In My Eyes Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart  God Bless

Rebecca Hessling

"Thank you for the wonderful service you provided for my Aunt Mary Alice Fry. We are grateful for the kindness and compassion you showed us during every step of the process, and we couldn’t have been happier with the final result. We will be eternally grateful for everything you have done, and we cannot tell you how much we appreciate your help making such a difficult time a little easier to deal with.
I gave my father George Listenberger a good report."
Service Category: Funeral Service
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Mary Fry's niece

Thank you so much for taking such great care of my father Jose Alvarado. We had a good experience with you and in a hard situation you guys were truly amazing!!  I am a nurse and have recommended you and told my story to patients and other clinicians.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Many blessings

Maribel Alvarado Gifford.

Maribel Alvarado Gifford

It has been a month since my precious dog died. I could not do it at the time, but I wanted to let everyone know how amazing Palmer Funeral Home is with their pet services. Not only have they taken care of our human family for decades, but they really helped us deal with the death of our precious pet who was just as much a part of our family. I highly recommend them and thank them for always being a source of strength, comfort and support.

Franklin Sheneman II

There is not a thank you note big enough for me to express my gratitude for all the kindness and respect your staff gave to my deceased husband and my family.  Everyone from the time of picking up his body through aftercare have showed a deep level of compassion and respect to all of us.  It really helped in getting through this time.

Mrs. Harvey Taylor Ford

My mother passed away suddenly and her funeral was handled by Donna at Palmer's, all I can say was that this is the best service I have ever received, during a difficult time they were patient and accomodating to my large and demanding family and took all of our cultural requests into consideration. They are the best in the business.


We would like to thank Palmer's for giving our father a wonderful, beautiful funeral.  Something we could of not done without you.  Also a special thanks to Tom and Donna for being so caring and kind to us, and for going above and beyond what you had to do.  We will always have you in our hearts.
Thanks again,
Russell Hooker's girls

Robin Noble and Marie French

We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us during the death of my Dad.  Your generosity, kindness, compassion did not go unnoticed! You are amazing.
You handled everything with class and it was a beautiful tribute to my Dad!  What a blessing you are!  The flowers were gorgeous!

The Zieglers and The Lightfoots

To the staff of Palmer Funeral Home,
We want to thank you for the kind and professional way in which you handled every detail of Irene's funeral.  You made a very difficult situation bearable.  It was a pleasure dealing with each staff member.

Mike Bickel, Pat & Rick Heber & Linda Bickel

Our thanks to you for making our load a whole lot lighter.
You answered so many questions and were always there to assist.
The beautiful memory book is unbelievable.  It is really helpful.
Dad always thought a lot of you and would have been very pleased.

The family of Dale Johnson

Palmer Staff,

Thank you for all your support and care for the family of James C. Hurdt.

Mildred Hurdt, Marianne Hurdt, and James & Sharon and kids

Dear K.R.,
We con't thank you enough for your patience and assistance during this difficult time for our family.  You made what could have been a very confusing and difficult process much easier and more bearable, and we are all grateful.

Rob and Debbie Fox

Dear Mr. Palmer and your staff,
Yesterday you laid our mother Carolyn Stein into the ground.  All of us present commented on what a beautiful job you did.  I don't believe anyone could have arranged everything so beautifully.  
We want to thank you from our hearts - on behalf of all Carolyn's family.  We will recommend your services to anyone.
God bless you in your ministry to people.
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for - and certain of what we do not see"
-Hebrews 11:2

Terry and Heather Murray

Kerry Palmer and all,

We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the way you handled Mom's funeral arrangements.  Our family, living out of town; you were there at every step and made sure every detail was covered. In short you made a difficult time so much more bearable.

Again, please extend our deepest gratitude to all involved.

Thank you, The Carol L. Kuzmits Family

Greg Kuzmits

Sincere thanks to Kerry and the Palmer family for compassionate and capable service during our recent loss.  

Your experience and professionalism were exceeded only by your thoughtfulness and commitment in going the extra mile to make the process as simple as possible.  

Without reservation, we strongly recommend Palmer for any family during their time of need.

The Harris Family

We just wanted to extend our thank you!

You took such good care and supported the WHOLE family,
and that is a lot of people.

Your Cleveland Rd location was in our backyard and
a very warm and refreshing facility.

You paid attention to every detail... and it was greatly appreciated.

Thank you and God Bless you all in what you do for others.
It may be a career for you but it is a huge stepping stone for all the families you serve.

Good Day!

Shelley Heiden

Dear KR, Kerry and Kristi,

Words can not even express what your hard work meant to My Family and Me, Dad looked better than he has in 10 years, maybe longer. Even My cousin, who is the director at my Uncles Funeral Home here in Indianapolis, Said that he thought it was one of the best he had seen, since he just saw my Dad about a week before he died, and was please to see the Flag draped as it was, he Say's he gets a few extra Funerals a year, as NO one in Indianapolis does that but them, In His words, a " Very Professional Job"and Sean is not one to throw compliments around lightly. That said, it was all beautiful.

And everything went off without a hitch, The Military Ceremony was unbelievable, and if you had not done enough for my Family!!! Kristi shows up at the Interment! She has bent over backwards for my Dad and Me since we walked in Her office at Southlawn the 6Th of June in 2009 to purchase the plots for Mom and Dad, She has even taken time to take Candles out to my Parents grave, and Her being there, just blew me away, as well as her offer to keep running them down there for me, what a wonderful thing for Her to do.

In Short, The Palmer Family really does know how to run a Funeral Home and Cemetery, With TRUE sincerity and customer service that you can only get from a Family Owned Company, Your Family should be proud of the great business that you run. My Only regret, is that we did not use your Funeral Services for Mom.

The Peter and Emmy Lou Papandria Family

Joseph P Papandria

Thank you for all the attention to detail for my Father's funeral.
Everyone felt so warm and loved in your environment.
The staff felt like family and were so caring! The video was a wonderful touch.
Our family would not have been so relaxed without you handling everything in this stressful time.
Thank you!

Connie for Richard Benko

Our mother passed away on July 25th 2010 and our family was struggling through this very difficult time. We knew she was going to pass away at home peacefully but we weren't really prepared for it when the time came. Your staff was so kind and helpful. He came back to the house and gave us time to get organized and have everything ready for the obituary and services. He guided us through the process and made it as peaceful for us as possible. He was very efficient and we trusted him completely. Our mother had been through a terrible struggle at the end of her life and did not look like herself at all by the end. She was so thin and just not looking like herself when she passed. Your team tried their very best to make our mother look like she used to. It had to be a hard process and we appreciate your best efforts. She looked as good as she could under the circumstances and for that we thank you.

Thank You, Maria Saviano

Maria Panzica Savaino

A little over three months ago, you helped my family through a very difficult time.  My only grandmother took a quick turn for the worse and was finally free of pain, struggles, and worry.  She was ready to go, even if I was not prepared for her death.  Your staff was able to quickly make all of the needed arrangements when my family was still numb with shock and sadness.  Even now, it seems like it never happened.  I want to thank you for the care, support and direction you provided for us during such a difficult and heart breaking time.  You did everything possible to make it as easy for us as you could.  I don't think I have ever seen my grandma look so young and beautiful as she did at her funeral.   Your team did an amazing job and I know she and my grandpa would have been proud to be seen like that.  Thank you, Erin


Thank you for your excellent professionalism regarding our father's funeral arrangements.  Your concern and support in meeting our needs was greatly appreciated.

Liz, Rosemary, Al Jr. & Patty


I want to thank the whole Palmer family for taking care of my mom Carol Detwiler-Sumrall and helping us with everything. You are truly a blessing.

Amber Yoho

We wanted to thank you for your wonderful handling of Dad's funeral arrangements.  Everything was as seamless as possible during a difficult time.  Your patient support of Mom and your quick response to all questions put us all at ease.  Thanks for everything!
Caroline, Carol and Michelle


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