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 are honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we would like to share them with you.

If you feel we have 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 have made a difference.

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Ruth Ann, You and staff were wonderful! Your efficiency and kindness made burying our mother much less stressful. Keep up the good work!


August 05, 2019

To: Dr. Ruth Ann Wood-Humiston and the Staff of Walnut Lawn/DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Thank you for the empathy and prompt attention we received during the Audra Brown cremation. In our time of grief, it was a comfort knowing that caring and competent professionals were assisting us. I would not hesitate recommending Walnut Lawn to others.

Debra K. Brown

June 01, 2019

Dear Ruth Ann, I know you are a professional business but I was so impressed with how everything was accomplished with such warmth and feeling. From how special you made my husband look just as he should , to the music, minister (perfect), food for the guests. The book with pictures of the plants, thank you notes, and on and on. Taking the flowers to the VA and sharing with family and friends. Then on to the grave. I particularly was impressed with your driving behind the motorcycles!!! You are a special lady. Thank you! Sandi Kaminski

Sandi Kaminski

April 25, 2019

This Funeral Home went above and beyond for our family. They were more then just a place providing a service. Their kindness, sympathy, understanding and caring will never be forgotten. The chapel was beautiful, our family member looked wonderful. The slide show and music provided during the ceremony was perfectly put together. From the first interaction with them to the final goodbye at graveside they were there for my husband's aunt and all of our family. They handled difficult relatives with grace and patience. They truly provide a great experience in the darkest moments of our life. They have made us customers for life, or should I say for death. Thank you Walnut Lawn Funeral Home

Allison Green

January 25, 2019

We received excellent care and communication from Josh as he took care of every detail of my sister's funeral. He completely understood that it was all so overwhelming and difficult to process at such an emotional time. He went over and above to have everything done in time before family had to return to Africa. He was even able to put a rush on getting the monument delivered, of which, we were so very grateful. Thank you, Josh, for everything you have done for us, we deeply appreciate it.

Renee Damron

Spectacular! Walnut Lawn Funeral Home went above and beyond my expectations, with a complicated funeral and wake that started in Springfield Missouri and ended in Chicago Illinois, and they did it all. Ruth Ann and her team made this a stress free event for us and we are very pleased with their service.

Bill Baunach

Rick and the staff were absolutely amazing to my mom and our family when my mother passed away. Rick was very kind and soft spoken, never condescending. Every question that my sister and I had he answered with respect and thoroughness. I know losing someone you love is a hard and sad thing, however it does happen and I would recommend Walnut Lawn Funeral Home to anyone who asked me!

Elizabeth Wright

Dr. Ruth Ann, You are Gods angel on this earth doing his work. You will never know how much help you were to me. I am sure Hank would be very happy with my choices. Each day is a little better. Thank you so much!

Diane Hartle

We were extremely pleased with everything associated with my mom's services.

Carl, Carolyn & the entire Hefner family

Dr. Ruth Ann, Thank you so much for all of your help and kindness as we arranged Peggy's funeral. You made a difficult time easier and all of the staff at Walnut Lawn were always there to help.

Amy Grannemann

Thank you all so very much for the dignity and sensitivity you all ad in handling Jess Ehrenfeld's arrangements and service. Also thank you for the way mom was treated and respected; it meant a great deal.


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