Memorial Park Cemetery Compliment - Peaceful Place - Cemetery

Review by Alain on 2009-10-17
SKOKIE, ILLINOIS -- My wife and I just interred my Grandmother at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois. She was a bit late getting there to join my Grandfather (who died in 1966) since she passed away in 1991. She had purchased a niche for her cremated remains next to my Grandfather's niche when he died. There was some extra paperwork since we were bringing her from out of state and some additional fees for the interrement and plaque, but we felt these were reasonable. Betty Lerner, the cemetery facilatator, was very helpful with making the arrangements. Fortunately, we had the original documents from 1966 (deed to niche, payment receipt, etc.) and the death and cremation certificates from 1991 which were necessary for interrement. The cemetery was very well kept and the columbarium was neat and clean. It's nice to know that Granddad has been kept well and respectfully for 43 years and that we can expect the same for my Grandmother.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-10-17
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-10-17:
good information
Posted by S. on 2009-10-17:
I'm sure some may find it unuusal to find a compliment posted regarding a cemetery. I have many times taken a six-pack and the Sunday bird cage liner out to White Chapel in Troy. Very near my spouse's gravesite (and my final resting place) there are several trees and benches. I find it very pleasant to sit and read, have a few sips, all the while having my private 'visitation.' Of course I bring the full ones and empties, along with the newspaper, back home with me. :)
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-10-17:
I don't find this unusual at all Ponie. In your situation visiting brings you comfort and that's what it's all about.
Respect shown for your family member as well. Too many, living out of state, have returned home for a funeral service only to discover the cemetery grounds are disgraceful to say the least. I've been extremely fortunate in that the plots my parents are buried in, alongside my grandparents and other family members, are nicely maintained. It's unfortunate they can't all be that way.

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