"We strive to treat you like family. We want to offer compassionate service that goes "above and beyond" your expectations. We understand that the funeral ceremony is one that plays a significant role in our lives and that meaningful ceremonies do not just occur, they require guidance and thoughtful planning. We promise to listen and respond compassionately to any and all of your requests. Simply put, our goal is to help you find joy in the way you choose to remember, honor and celebrate the life of your loved one."
The funeral home had its start in 1901 when it was known as the Parker-Scott Funeral Home, which was located in a storefront in downtown Hoopeston. Eventually the funeral home was purchased by Bill Stocker and Everett Wood and became the Wood-Stocker Funeral Home. They moved the business to the funeral home's current location on Washington Street and opened on January 1, 1946. In August 1977, Mr. Wood passed away and Wayne Knapp purchased the funeral home, but only owned it for a matter of months before selling the business to Dale Brown and Robert Alkire, who formed a partnership to purchase the business on March 1, 1978. The pair operated the funeral home for almost two decades before Alkire bought Brown out in October of 1997. On September 19, 2013, the Blurton Family purchased the Brown-Alkire family from Robert Alkire. After 42 years of being in the funeral business Mr. Alkire thought it was time to slow down a bit. He is still involved in the business with the Blurton family.