Testimonials

Testimonials

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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December 25, 2019 O’Donnell Cookson Celebration of Life Home 1435 State Street Quincy, Illinois. 62301 Dear Jimmy and Rory, Our family was overjoyed with everything you prepared and created to showcase how wonderful our Daddy, Larry Rowe, was. You perfectly captured the essence of this very unique and special man. The awesome banner, the picture cards we were given when we came in, along with the fabulous collage, were such welcoming and happy reminders of our Daddy. We stepped inside your facility feeling very sad and dreading the experience. Much to our delight, our feelings and spirits were so uplifted because of the numerous ways you showcased him. You could not feel sad. Everywhere you looked there was something to smile about. Your creativity and sincere interpretations of his life were spot on. We were so tickled to see him playing Wheel of Fortune and he so loved his red VW. You gave us and all of his guests a real look back at his wonderful life. We so appreciated all of your meticulous work and efforts to make every detail perfect. We cannot thank you enough for truly celebrating our Daddy’s life. He was a remarkable man. Your hard work made our day a happy memory instead of one of sadness and emptiness. Sincerely yours, Jane Blickhan and Janet Brammer

Jane and Janet

December 25, 2019

In addition to your excellent services, I would like to add your office was friendly and very informed.

Joyce M.

O'Donnell has taken a well-liked funeral home in Quincy and made it better. At my wife's funeral, O'Donnell-Cookson was able to surround everyone with her. You could not help but feel her presence.

Richard C.

The funeral director who helped us was Rory. I just want you to know that he was wonderful! He was so kind and calm, yet when we first met and my sons got to joking around, he was right there with all of us. He just was great through it all!

Kathy F.

The services provided were beyond my expectations...very professional but in a relaxing and comforting environment. Rory and all of the staff were so caring, kind, and helpful throughout the entire funeral process. I couldn't have asked for more and would recommend them wholeheartedly!

Connie P.

I was more than pleased with the care we received during our time of grief. The attention they gave every detail was unbelievable.

Sharon C.

You all went up and above to make all the videos and pictures really show the best things in William's life and his love he had for them and his family. I can't thank you enough for all you did.

Tammy W.

I was blown away at my mom (Verene Poe's) Celebration of Life. When we walked into the Celebration of Life room with all the pictures and the way you displayed things about my mom's life, I thought it was amazing. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Your staff did an amazing job. You all are awesome. Thank you!

Missy B.

Thanks to you guys, my grandmother's Life Celebration was beautiful. Everyone was very helpful and kind in our time of loss. Thank you for all of your help.

Summer T.

Everything was fantastic. When you were in the room, it felt like Ken was there with all of the memories. Everything was well organized. Always there to give a helping hand with everything.

Susan S.

In a rough time in our lives, the staff made it easy to ask/answer questions. They were so friendly and helpful. Thank you for everything.

Bobbie S.

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