100 Years of Service: Why it Matters For Your Funeral

Every day, families in Palatine, Chicago, and Glenview turn to online reviews for advice about where to eat, shop, and travel – and here’s why: With so many options, it’s hard to know which businesses you can trust. When it comes time to plan a funeral, trust is essential. You need to know these three things:

  • That your family will be treated with respect and dignity.
  • That the funeral, burial, and cremation services offered will fit your needs.
  • That your budget will be respected.

Here at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Homes, our reputation for trustworthiness and professionalism dates back to 1912, when we got our start as a family-owned funeral home. Attention to detail is our calling card – and has been since our humble beginnings on Armitage in the Kelvin Park/Craig area. Four generations later, we now have three convenient locations that are beautifully remodeled and routinely updated.

Building a reputation like the one we have can’t happen overnight. It takes many years and many dedicated people to earn this kind of standing in a community. Unlike corporate-owned funeral homes, we focus on telling the story of a life and taking care of your family, not on pleasing our shareholders or board of directors. Our caring staff understands that just as each person is different and each story is different, each funeral should be different and unique. We believe everyone deserves a personalized service reflecting his or her specific journey, and we have the experience to make that happen.

Not only that, we set our standards much higher than the rest – what we call the Smith Difference. Our professional team completes quarterly training to constantly develop their ability to help grieving families. Our continued education program far exceeds the minimum state requirements.

We also own our own crematory, which means your loved one never leaves our care. Many other funeral homes outsource cremation to third parties, but we are committed to keeping these important services in house, so we can guarantee adherence to the most rigorous, ethical set of processes and procedures. We take the necessary steps so you can have ultimate peace of mind during a difficult time, and we are the only provider in this area who can offer you the Cremation with Confidence™ guarantee.

Our history, our reputation, our services, our facilities. These are the reasons people in the Chicago area have been choosing us for their funeral and cremation needs for more than 100 years. And because so many people have preferred us for so long, we’re in a position where we can make special services available to our neighbors at lower costs than you would expect. One example: Our beautiful Mercedes Hearse, handcrafted in Lorch, Germany, offers a unique level of comfort and convenience for our families.

Whether you have questions, would like to learn more about our grief support offerings, or are interested in the many benefits of preplanning, we are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can count on us for fair pricing without cutting corners, and thoughtful service that will put you at ease.

We are honored to be involved with so many lives for so many generations and would consider it a privilege to be part of yours. Reach out to us today.