Marya & Tommy took such good care of us

Joe and Regina were going through a very difficult time. In a very short time span they were dealing with the deaths of very close family members. First Joe’s dad, then his grandmother and then Regina’s father; a very unexpected and heartbreaking loss. They went from never having planned a funeral service to planning 3 in a very short span of time. It was overwhelming to say the least. Joe and Regina were primary planners in all 3 services, and each had very unique and different desires for how they wished to be honored. “The Gibbons, Marya and Tommy, did everything to help us. They instinctively knew what to do and what we needed. They were such a blessing”, according to Regina. She added, “They instantly put us at ease on the budget issues and saved us so much time and emotional stress”. She and Joe were able to do what they needed to do; honor the lives and memories of people they loved. You don’t really know for sure when the need for funeral services will arise. What you can know is that the Gibbons Family is there to take good care of you.

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www.

We’re here 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Whenever our family can assist yours.

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Consider Pre-Planning Funeral Expenses when Fiscal Planning in the New Year. Especially younger people.



Bob Spahn is an Elmhurst based Financial Advisor. He’s seen his industry change and adapt over the years to become more sensitive to advance planning for healthcare, housing, and any number of expected and unexpected eventualities that may come up. An area that has seen great awareness and greater growth is Pre-planning and pre-funding of funeral expenses. According to studies, Bob relays that on average, “Funeral expenses double over the course of 12 years”. So, the time to plan is not “at retirement”, but earlier than that to maximize the benefits of hedging inflation on an inevitable expense.

Aside from the financial benefits, and even more important in many cases, is that pre-planning removes a great burden from families by having choices and preferences recorded and kept on file well in advance. Loved ones are not guessing what your desires are during a very difficult time of loss for them. If the plan is pre-funded, it removes any financial strain on surviving family members. At Gibbons, the funeral home arrangements cost is honored at the time the pre-funding occurs. That policy is held independently by a separate insurance entity. If a family has moved, the pre-planning funding policy can be transferred to another funeral home.

People have always been a bit uncomfortable discussing life insurance, wills or funeral planning. “As a financial planner, I highly recommend that people address these concerns when they’re younger,” says Mr. Spahn, adding, “it’s a much easier discussion when a person is not facing any imminent health concerns”.

Whether you have pre-planned, would be interested in pre-planning or you have an at-need circumstance, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation, at 630-832-0018 or

We’re here 24 hours a day/7 day a week. Whenever our family can assist yours.