We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

Dear Bruce, I want to thank you for your guidance in this period of mourning. So many aspects were gifts of wisdom. Especially this morning when my friend (a neighbor who volunteers for Hospice) told me I should sign up for a repeat of this Journey Group. Thank you very much and thank your parents for bringing you into the world. P. A. Miller

P. A. Miller July 14, 2015

Dear Bruce, "Thank you" seems so inadequate for the comfort class. You told me that it was o.k. to cry (a lot), to laugh and reassured me that I am not 'crazy'. I am in a better place not that I was 6 weeks ago. I realize I still have a long way to go to complete this journey and find the "new me", but I know I can do it with you at my back and (Bill-my love) on my shoulder. With Gratitude, Dee

Dee Savidge July 14, 2015

Dear Dwight, We just want you to know how thankful we are for you and your staff in setting a wonderful example to follow as we went through the process again. We consider it a blessing that you knew our parents personally! It's been a pleasure to know you and your family. God bless you, Cathy Stephen and the Mogus Brothers.

Blanche Mogus August 13, 2014

Just wanted to say thank you so much for taking such care of our baby Jane. Everyone we met or talked to over the phone was so kind and warm. You made it easy to put our trust in you to care for our baby. You are appreciated and we thank you again so much. Shawn and Hannah Iron

Jane Iron June 03, 2014

Dear Mr. Hooper, I want to thank you for your kind and thoughtful gesture. The planting of a tree in memory of my Dad through the Batesville Living Memorial Program is something he would of liked. This program is a great way to honor someone. So, thank you again for you kindness. Jessica Ihle

Walter Ihle June 03, 2014

Tommy, I would like to thank you for your wonderful service and time that you took with me and my family. You truly made a very hard time in my life a lot easier. Thank you for being so understanding even when it got crazy. I can say that I'm truly happy that I had the privilege in meeting you. You did a wonderful job with mom and I couldn't have been happier. Tracy and family

Patricia Rogers April 19, 2012

Jim and I, and my brother Steve and his wife, Kay thank you so much for the service for my mom. Your professionalism coupled with your compassion made a trying time a little easier. We were able to give our mom the service she deserved and we wanted her to have. Again, thank you so much. Julie Green

Mary Cummins April 27, 2012

I just want you to know how much we appreciated the way you handled mom's burial. Both Jan and I thought that she looked sweet and peaceful - and that was very important to us as we let her go. And Dwight, thank you again for leading the graveside service. Neither Jan nor I were that comfortable doing it and your experience and leadership was welcome. Thank you for all your professionalism. Don Hayden

Zuleika Anderson April 25, 2013

I want to thank you for all the kindness and comfort and support you gave me and my daughter. I can not express how wonderful you all are! God bless all all of you and thanks again. You all are truly the best. Joanne Reinke and family

Joseph Yager July 28, 2014

We wanted to thank you and the staff at Hooper's for you thoughtful care during Preacher's passing. Everyone was so kind and helpful. We are especially grateful to Matt, who met our every need and accommodated us time and time again when we were running late to meet him. We were comforted by the optimum blend of professionalism and personal care we received throughout our experience. You were so gracious and took such sweet care with Preacher, and with us, and that has meant so much; even now as we are better able to reflect on that time. We are very grateful for your care for our family and your service to the Lord during this trying time. Thank you. The Adams Family

Preacher Babb Adams November 08, 2013

Thank you so very much for all you did for me and mine. Look forward to doing business with you when it's my turn. You are wonderful people. God bless you. Margaret (Peg) Ward

Norven Lee Ward December 20, 2012

It is so hard losing a loved one. We were at a loss of what to do. We could not have asked for anything more. Your arrangements of everything were so beautiful. Your treatment of us during our loss and the entire funeral, even though we made considerable changes, was kind and considerate. We send our thanks. The Raymer family

Robert Raymer February 01, 2014

Can't thank you enough for going above and beyond the traditional services provided in your profession. I needed guidance, support, expertise and empathy. You gave it all and more. I am forever grateful and appreciate you kind and caring ways. Again, many thanks for everything!! Keep providing exceptional service and spread your kindness. Remember "one good deed deserves another" and more current, "pay it forward".

Ingrid Winderbaumm April 11, 2014

Brian, Larry, Tony, Tom, Angela and dear Lorraine, My sincere thanks for all you did to make Warren's service special. Your kindness to me did not go unnoticed and I truly am thankful for all your caring. I've made a new friend in Lorraine, who is a treasure. Bless you all.

Warren Kean August 13, 2013

Dwight, Thank you for performing the service. My mom would have liked it. I especially appreciate how pretty she looked. Everyone did a great job. Please pass along my thanks to all of your staff. Respectfully,

Alma Britsch August 13, 2012

Mr. Hooper, I just wanted to drop a line and let you know that your staff is/was the best I have ever worked with, as far as professionalism, communication, etc… They always went above and beyond do make sure that we (the family) was always comfortable and taken care of. Tommy worked with us during our intake and he was VERY helpful and professional. Jim Billings is second to none, the guy was just hands down the best. During the wake, they made sure we were always comfortable, if we needed water, they made sure we had water. I just wanted to thank you for your staffs professionalism and help during a difficult time. You should be proud of your staff!! Sincerely

Leonard Damron August 15, 2012

Bruce, Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Thank you for everything. Cathy Robinson, Elouise T. Randall, Dee Savage, Erika Vogel, P.A. Miller and Barbara

June/July Grief Class attendees July 14, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful service for my grandfather the staff at your funeral parlor were very professional was wondering what kind of car is the hearse is in Inverness the old one I remember seeing that car for 20 years when ever visiting its a nice item of history to have and probably a real conversation piece.

Jonathan Seward January 12, 2015

Dear Jan, On behalf of the the Winderbaum family, thank you for being so kind and caring throughout the most difficult day of our lives, as we laid Mrs. Ingrid Winderbaum to rest. We so appreciate your going above and beyond - providing us with exceptional service!! Good luck with your studies... you will be a superb funeral director. Stacy Messett on behalf of the Winderbaum family

Ingrid Winderbaum April 11, 2014

Dear Mr. Dwight Hooper and all the staff at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes, We can't thank you enough but we hope you know we appreciate everything you've done. On behalf of the Winderbaum family, we are so appreciative of the exceptional service provided to us as we honor the memory of Ingrid Winderbaum. You all went above and beyond our expectations before, during and after the memorial service held on April 4th. Most recently, we received notification that your funeral home participates in a fabulous memorial tribute program in cooperation with the Forest Service (Dept. of Agriculture). We are forever grateful and comforted by this thoughtful gesture - a tree planted in honor of our loved one for the forest in the USA to benefit and thrive. Again, many thanks for all you've done. We sincerely appreciate all you efforts!! Brian and Stacy Messett on behalf of Mr. Stanley Winderbaum and family.

Ingrid Winderbaum April 11, 2014

Thank you so much for your compassionate and caring help during my mothers wake and funeral in Sarasota. It meant a lot to me. Laura Anthony and Family

Eileen Zeiser April 19, 2012

We would like to thank the Hooper Funeral organization for your kindness and respect for our father, Robert "Bob" S. Miller, during a difficult time. Brian Ledsome especially, was so thoughtful and considerate to make things so much more comfortable for our mom, Joan. We really appreciate all your help! The Miller Family

Robert S. Miller March 23, 2012

On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank you so much for all your considerate and compassionate care during my mother's wake and funeral. You helped make a difficult time much easier. Laura Anthony and Family

Eileen Zeiser April 16, 2012

My sincere thanks for all you did to make Warren's service special. Your kindness to me did not go unnoticed and I truly am thankful for all your caring. I've made a new friend in Lorraine, who is a treasure. Bless you all. Gladys Kean and family

Warren Kean April 25, 2013

I want to say thank you so much for all your help for Betty Mahala's funeral. The services could not have gone any better! Thank you again for everything! The Mahala family

Betty Mahala September 25, 2014

Thank you for all that you've done in helping us get thru all the many details of the funeral planning! The kindness you've shown goes beyond what words can express. Even though we met at such a sad time, you will be remembered in our hearts, always! We know now why Dad always spoke so highly of you. May God continue to bless you! The George Mogus, Sr. family

George Mogus, Sr. November 20, 2014

Thank you very much for handling my father's funeral last week with so much class and professionalism. It was really first rate, exactly what we were hoping for.

The King Family February 14, 2014

Thank you all for helping us carry on through all the "nuts and bolts" of our spouse and mother's passing. You were so thoughtful and caring! We will not be able to say enough "thank you's" The Richter family

Barbara Richter April 18, 2014

Dear Brian, Lorraine & Staff, I want to thank you for all the kindness and comfort and support you gave me & my daughter. I cannot express how wonderful you all are. God Bless all of you and thanks again. With sincere thanks, You all are truly the best.

Joseph Yager August 13, 2013

The service for Charlie was very nice and your facility was pleasant and comfortable. Thanks again.

Mike Lima May 29, 2013

I would like to thank Tom and the staff at Hooper Funeral Home for all their help during my brother James S. Shull's funeral arrangements and service. It was a great relief to know that you had everything under control during our time of grieving and confusion.

James S. Shull August 23, 2012