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During this COVID-19 pandemic, we, White-Love Funeral Home, want our community to know that we are prepared to assist our families in any way possible, as calmly as possible, with as much knowledge as possible.
We have always been committed to the safety of everyone who walks through our doors. Our facility has always been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after every service. Commonly touched surfaces have always been given special attention at our facility, even items you wouldn't think much of, like coat hangers and the area around our sign-in book. We are constantly reviewing the new CDC guidelines, and we notify our families accordingly. We have been in constant contact with reliable sources of information, such as: local health departments, Coroner's Office, the Director of Nursing at the Health Department, the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, along with the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. We work diligently to further expand our knowledge base, to better keep our community protected.
There's a reason you'll never hear us refer to the families we serve as "clients". Instead, we call them "our families," because we treat them just as if they were our own. We all want our families to be treated with the utmost respect, compassion, and integrity, which is why we strive to create a caring, trusting, and peaceful environment for all who walk through our doors. This pandemic is no exception.
Burial and cremation options are still available during this pandemic, and we are always available to discuss these options with you. Please know that for the safety of our families during this time, telephone and email conferences are available to ensure proper care and social distancing for our grieving families. Please know that you do not have the added stressor of physically coming into the funeral home when it's so stressful to even go out in public for fear of contamination.We know that nothing can truly compare to physical, in-person services, which is why we are committed to doing everything in our power to help you create the service that your loved one deserves. As you all know, for the safety of everyone, we must abide by the CDC guidelines. Because of this, we find that many of our families are having very intimate services now, and later, they will have much larger celebrations of life. We are here to help you plan everything, regardless of the timeline.
When you do come into our funeral home, you will find plenty of hand sanitizer and hand soaps, and you will often see commonly touched surfaces being cleaned at least every hour. We practice social distancing and other recommended guidelines given by the CDC (i.e., washing hands for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer when washing is unavailable, staying away from sick people, staying home when sick, etc.). We want you to feel as comfortable as possible, which is why if you need to bring or pick up any items from the funeral home, we will either come to your residence or we will meet you outside the funeral home (if you prefer). To avoid as much contact as possible, we will wear a mask and gloves, to make you feel more comfortable. We are all in this together, and we want to help alleviate as much stress as possible. As always, we will be here to support you with anything and everything that you need.
It devastates us that families around the world are unable to grieve properly, because not only are they grieving the loss of a loved one, but they also have the added stressors associated with the pandemic. Our family is here to support you and your family, any time, day or night. We are only a phone call away. We truly mean this. (219-926-1309)
Thank you so much for your continued trust. We have been so blessed by the town of Chesterton for the last 32 years.
Sending our love and our prayers to our wonderful community...
Donna Love, Mary Love, and the White-Love Funeral Home Family
In 1988, we, Jim and Donna Love, purchased the funeral home now known as White-Love Funeral Home and established our roots in Chesterton. Jim was a Licensed Funeral Director for 44 years and was a proud graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.
I, Donna Love, am a Licensed Funeral Director and a 2002 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Jim passed away suddenly in 2014, leaving me and our daughter, Mary, to continue on our family legacy at White-Love Funeral Home. Mary earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Purdue University North Central and works closely with me every day as the Business Manager at the funeral home.
Being a family-owned business, we feel that it is important to treat the families who walk in our door as if they were our own. Many times, people who walk in the door as acquaintances, leave as our friends.
Together with our professional expertise,
we strive to create a caring, trusting and peaceful environment for all the families we are so honored to serve. We recognize that families we meet with are going through a very traumatic time, and we work our hardest to alleviate as much stress as possible for all parties involved. Treating each and every client with the utmost respect is crucial. No two families are the same, and we admire this. Mary and I work our hardest to be as flexible and accommodating as possible for every family, regarding every aspect of the service.
We feel so honored and proud to say that we have been able to assist families in their time of need for over thirty-one years here in Chesterton. We truly appreciate those who have supported us throughout our journey.