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A Note from the Evans'
Families in this community are our greatest concern. Our commitment to you and your family is to provide sensible and affordable funeral service as we guide you through a difficult and often uncertain time. You and your family can feel at ease knowing you will be respectfully, discreetly, and clearly assisted throughout the funeral process. Our purpose is to dedicate our time creating a comfortable space for family and friends to gather, while celebrating a life lived.
Providing the Most Unique Services Available
On-site, Private Cremation Facility
In 2013, Evans Funeral Home invested in the first and only on-site crematory in Huron County. With foresight and aspiration to provide the most needed funeral services available to our community, the Evans continue to respond to the needs of families.
As funeral professionals and community members, the Evans have:
- Made a commitment to the respectful memorialization of your loved one;
- Completed education in the art and science of cremation;
- Dedicated their firm to ongoing education and training for themselves and their staff;
- Supported the CANA Certified Crematory Operator Program, and
- Committed to the CANA Code of Ethics.
The CANA Code of Ethics guides each CANA member - in the ownership and operation of their crematory -- to provide you with the best service possible.
CANA Code of Cremation Practice
In the practice of cremation, we believe:
- In dignity and respect in the care of the deceased, in compassion for the living who survive them, and in the memorialization of life;
- That a Cremation Authority should be responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect at all times;
- That the greatest care should be taken in the appointment of crematory staff members, any of whom must not, by conduct or demeanor, bring the crematory or cremation into disrepute;
- That cremation should be considered as preparation for memorialization;
- That the dead of our society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivors.
Cremation Tribute Center
Although it is not common practice in our community today, the Evans have begun the necessary preparation in providing the opportunity for families to be present and/or participate in the cremation rite. Yes, some family members wish to be present prior to and upon the completion of a cremation. Although difficult for some people to grasp, others are privileged to be a part of the cremation.
Secure Online Simulcast
At Evans Funeral Home we know that watching a live funeral webcast will never take the place of actually being present; however we have seen an ever growing number of family members who would like to attend a funeral service but cannot attend due to health problems, military or work obligations or even financial constraints. In 2007, Evans Funeral Home tackled these issues and became Ohio's first and Norwalk's sole provider in secure online funeral services, which has been a welcomed and appreciated addition.
Presently, Evans Funeral home offers live funeral webcasting using the latest in streaming technology. In March of 2010, our funeral home contracted Nationalwebcasts.com to install and support new, secure-streaming website equipment to give this much needed service to those we serve. Our live webcasts feature full streaming motion and sound. Now, you can be a part of your loved one's funeral service no matter where you are in the world.
On- And Off-Site Advance Funeral Planning
As you may know, a death in the family is truly a family crisis. By arranging in advance, your family can feel safe and secure without experiencing what can be overwhelming decisions during a grief–stricken period. Whether we meet you in your home, your care facility, our conference room, or for a cup of tea, you can plan an affordable funeral service once and for all. Planning your funeral in advance, whether weeks or years ahead of time is a gift to your family.
Ongoing Bereavement Aftercare Since 2005
The Evans' have been Norwalk's resource in complimentary bereavement aftercare since 2005. Because you and your family's well–being is of utmost importance, the Evans' complimentary six–week Serenity Seekers sessions, monthly Healing Hearts group and professional online self–help site were instituted with a goal to return happiness and hope to the heartbroken. Partnering with Stein Hospice in 2005, all sessions are facilitated by Ohio State Licensed Social Workers, giving rise to a privileged and local aftercare program.
More Distinctive Services Set Us Apart
- Covered Entrance for Family & Guests
- Expert DVD Tribute Productions
- Indoor Disabled Ramp Accessibility
- Online Obituaries & Condolences
- Courtesy Quarterly Newsletter -1 year
- Complimentary Homemade Cookies
- Complimentary Coffee/Tea/Water
- Family Lounge & Children's Room
- Self–Help Grief Site & More…
We are your airline certified, local resource linking you to out–of–town and out–of state funeral homes in the US and abroad. Whether providing services at Evans Funeral Home or arranging for transportation to another state, Canada or Mexico, all funeral details will be coordinated within 24–48 hours. Ask about our secure on–line simulcast service.
About The Owners, John and Jennifer Evans
John is an Ohio licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with a long history in funeral service. Graduating with an associate degree in mortuary science and a bachelor of science in business and management, John has dedicated over 25 years to providing ethical funeral service. Along with his wife, Jennifer (Traczek) Evans, who graduated with a bachelor of arts in business administration and is also an Ohio licensed Funeral Director, they work together to ensure that your family experiences ease and comfort during a difficult and often uncertain time. Not only are John and Jennifer committed to funeral service, they are committed to the Norwalk community as avid and active civic leaders.
Be Confident In Us
Evans Funeral Home Professionals Are Ready For Your Call.
Evans Funeral Home is an independent, Norwalk family-owned business, well-known for its deep commitment to family, integrity, and affordable care. The 10,000 square foot East Main Street facility comfortably accommodates small and large gatherings. The Evans' dedicate their time creating a comfortable space for family and friends to gather, while celebrating a life lived.
The Evans' reputation for sincere and friendly hospitality is well received. Their greatest concern is taking care of you and your family by guiding with professionalism and compassion through a difficult and often uncertain time. Their concern continues long after your loss with ongoing, complimentary bereavement care aiming to return happiness and hope to the heartbroken.
There have been countless letters of appreciation submissions over the years.
I would have liked longer classes. Bless you for supporting this group.
~ Summer 2013 Serenity Seekers Bereavement Support Group
Just a note to thank you for sponsoring our Serenity Seekers group - the members truly appreciate the information. M.
~ Spring 2011 Serenity Seekers Bereavement Support Group
I do want to thank both of you for your care and professionalism as we laid mother to rest. I was comforted by your thoughtfulness. I just received the card for the "seedling" that you had planted as a memorial to mom and I wanted to thank you for your thoughtfulness! That would have pleased mother. Thank you for your kindness!
~ The M. family
A very special thank you to both of you for everything you did for us. You are two of the kindest people I've ever met. Everything was just perfect. Such a great way to send Dad on his next journey. I'm sure he is smiling. Thanks so much for everything!
~ The W. family
On behalf of the Norwalk Jaycees & the Piggyback Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support of the first annual Nine, Wine & Dine Golf Outing. We are proud to say, that with your help, over $4,500 was raised to support local children and their families, who are stuggling with a life-threatening illness. Over 70 people attended the outing and enjoyed the beautiful weather, golf, music, wine & meal. We are looking forward to hosting Nine, Wine & Dine in 2012. Thanks again!
~ The Norwalk Jaycees
I just wanted to convey my heartfelt thanks for your caring and compassion during the loss of our mom...this past 1 1/2 years have been very hard on my family, especially my sister...the last three weeks have been the worst...
you all did a wonderful job for mom and we so appreciate it...she looked beautiful and everything was wonderful...the service was beautiful, too...I’m sorry we didn’t have pallbearers chosen but it all worked out...thank you also for marking my sister's grave...that’s something we need to get taken care of too...I had no idea her grave was unmarked...this really hurt us...her death was a tragedy and rarely talked about...
thank you again for all your help!
ps..thank you so much for the delicious chocolate chip cookies-that was very nice of you to do! I wasn't going to eat one (because heaven knows I don’t need it) but I couldn't resist!! and I was wondering who the artist is or where you got the painting to the right of where the people sat during the funeral...it was like a walkway in a garden...I loved it, it was so peaceful to me...thanks
~ the S. Family