Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Dear Chuck, Larry, and Susan

Thank you so much for all your support during our difficult time. We appreciate your patience as we quickly tried to come to terms with everything.

Thank you for making everything a bit easier and for communicating so clearly. The services and space were lovely and perfect for Mom.

Thank you again.

A, A and B



Dear Chuck and Larry

Jeff and I want to thank you for your thoughtful care of our mother and making all of the arrangements easy during such a difficult time for our famiy. Your warmth and concern are much appreciated.

—D, J, and Family


Chuck, Susan, and Larry were all amazing! I will refer others to them! They were so caring and bent over backwards to make sure I was happy with all the arrangements.



The personal interest and caring that you demonstrated was appreciated more than we can say. Thank you!



We cannot thank you enough for the excellent service, kindness, and flexibility that you showed us at a very difficult time in our family — Thank You!



Thank you and your staff for your superb handling of the arrangements for Bill’s visitation and funeral. It was the kind of service he would have wanted.



I will use this funeral home again!



Dear Heath & Vaughn Funeral Home and Staff—

On behalf of Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with potential tissue donor T.C. on December 12, 2011. As you may recall, he was a 66-year-old man whose death was cardiac related. I would like to provide you with some information regarding the tissue donation.

Unfortuantely, we were not able to proceed with the tissue donation process due to medical reasons. Please know that this in no way diminishes his precious gift.

I hope this information is of interest to you. Your support and participation in organ, tissue and eye donation is of great value to us. It is through the cooperation of professionals such as yourself that transplantation continues to save and enhance lives every day.

Once again, thank you for your assistance with this case. We look forward to working with you again in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.


Lori Gottschall
Family Aftercare Coordinator


Chuck, Susan, and Larry—

Thank you very much for your recent gift in kind donation to Provena Covenant Medical Center of a casket, vault, and your time.

Throughout our history Provena Covenant Medical Center has built a community of healing and hope by providing high quality care and service. Quality goes beyond showing personal care, however. It results from the hospital’s commitment to improving our facilities, purchasing new equipment, and adding new programs. Your contribution, along with many others, will provide the margin of excellence that enables Provena Covenant to be of special service to you and those you love.

On behalf of the Sisters, our Board of Directors, the staff of Provena Covenant Medical Center, and most importantly those we serve, we extend our warmest appreciation for your support.

With kindest regards,
Paul E. Donohue, MBA, CLU®
VP, Foundation

Julie Melton, CFRE
Major Gifts Officer



Just a note to say ”Thanks” for your donation to help us celebrate our 1st Annual North First Street Halloween Extravaganza last month! This event turned out to be exceptionally more than we had hoped, and we appreciate your assistance. We are already looking forward to our 2nd annual celebration, and we hope that you will be able to participate in some capacity again!


The North First Street Neighborhood Association


My sincere thanks and appreciation to Charles Vaughn and Larry Gilbert
for their 'long distance assistance' to me on the recent passing of my
sister. Your kindnesses will always be remembered.



Chuck and Larry:

Thank you for the lovely bouquet of flowers. Thank you, too, for walking me through this very difficult time. It is very much appreciated.



Thanks for everything. Everyone did a very good job in every which way. Thanks again.



Again, thank you for the excellent services at Heath and Vaughn. You have won my husband's and my heart. The service bulletins are beautiful. When we need the services of a local funeral home again, we know who to call!

—W and D



Chuck and Larry

Thank you again for the wonderful care you gave our family after our parents passed away.




Everyone did an outstanding job! Thank you very much.




Great job.




Chuck and Larry were so comforting and extremely accommodating. They did anything we wanted or would have wanted to help us through an emotional time. They didn’t stop after the service. They kept the communication going by checking with me to see how I was doing and if I needed anything. It was certainly not what I expected, and it was tremendous!




Over the years many of my relatives have used Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home. Larry Gilbert and I, as well as my husband Roger, attended a small high school together so we have known each other a long time. Larry was wonderful to work with.




Larry and Chuck

You can never know the feeling that we have for you guys. Scott, Krista and myself will forever remember your kindness and compassion at a time that was so difficult. Just want to say Thanks and God bless you.




Hi, Larry

Thanks so much for your expert, sincere and emphathetic help. You and Chuck have made the experience of my brother's passing so much less of a traumatic time and I appreciate that so much. Yesterday I was overwhelmed and burdened, not really knowing how to go about this long distance, and still reeling from his death. You both have, in your professionalism and friendliness to a complete stranger (me), lifted my burden, and for that, I deeply thank you.




I haven't been to many funerals in the Champaign area, so I cannot really compare Heath & Vaughn to the other funeral homes, but I have something to say about this place.

The men and women at H & V took excellent care of us when we were arranging a funeral for my infant son. They were professional and still caring and they went beyond anything I could have imagined or hoped for. I don't know if we were a special case but they arranged a deal for us that simply staggered me.

I've heard stories of other funeral homes (not necessarily those from this area) that tried to make people feel guilty if they didn't spend more money to get the top-of-the-line products/services/etc. Those stories make funeral home directors sound like a petty and greedy bunch — That was not the case here. Their generosity and compassion blew me away.

I would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone in the Champaign area.
Thank God for these people. They made a very difficult time a little easier for my wife and I.




My husband and I went to the funeral home three months prior to his death. We had been shopping around. We wanted a nice funeral (which we got) without hurting the family budget. It was within our means. We were very pleased with Chuck and Larry.



The services provided by Heath and Vaughn were well-managed. During our time of loss the support received from the staff showed sensitivity to our particular needs.



Thanks especially to Larry Gilbert. He made things much easier for us having a family friend available.



Chuck and Larry:

You both were quite compassionate and extremely helpful as well as professional. Thank you so much!



After experiencing the funeral home and personnel here in Arizona for John, I know how much I appreciated all of you.

Thank you!



Dear Mr. Vaughn and Mr. Gilbert:

On behalf of Peter, Mike and Erin; I want to personally thank you for your support and sensitivity during the past week.

Your prompt, personal telephone attention was most appreciated, considering the fact we were traveling from California and New York in order to make arrangements for our daughter/sister, Maren Louise Somers. The open-minded approach you showed as we planned the celebration for her life was comforting. You understood our primary goal was to respect her values and honor her excellent works.

We're looking forward to receiving our individual log-in information to the grief health care program. I've included all the family member's e-mail addresses to facilitate contact.

Many thanks and more soon,



Dear Mr. Vaughn and Mr. Gilbert

You will never know how much Steven, his sisters and myself appreciated your printing the bulletins for Carl’s funeral and visitation.

Your kindness at the time of Carl’s death meant more than we can express in words. It is nice to find someone these days who’s willing to go that extra mile.

Again, thank you so much.



Thank you for your kind help at such a sad time.



Thank you, Chuck and Larry

We just wanted you to know how very much we appreciate all of the care and attention you gave to Marjorie and to all of us at this time.

—CH family



The folder is absolutely beautiful. You've done an outstanding job. You know, most people think that when you are old, you have lived a good life and somehow your passing isn't sad. You and Chuck have treated Melvin like any other person, a human being that was loved and will be missed by all who were touched by him.

My family cannot thank you enough for your special care of our loved one. You truly are extraordinary in your chosen profession.

Many thanks,



I wanted to thank you and Chuck for being so professional about everything — I couldn’t have been more pleased with your services and understanding and just being there and all that you did. You were Terrific.

Thanks again—


Dear Larry

Again I want to thank you for all your help and support at the time of Rufern’s death. She looked like her “old self” and that is the memory I will keep.

Thanks, again.



Chuck and Larry

You two are the very best. You don’t know how much I appreciated all you did for me. You are the most caring, loving and thoughtful people I know.

Your concern for me was so overwhelming. Words can’t explain how I felt for your kindness at my brother’s passing. I love you and always will! Thank you so very, very much!

Chuck and Larry are two of God’s jewels to me.

Love you.



Dear Chuck and Larry

On behalf of my father, Bob Spitze, and the rest of our family, I’d like to thank you for the very personal attention you gave to our family’s needs during our recent bereavement. We appreciated the care with which you handled my mother’s body to make sure her wishes were carried out. Your posting of her obituary on your web site allowed a number of people to send messages that my father was very happy to receive.

The beautiful poster that you brought to our memorial celebration was unexpected and deeply appreciated. My father displays it in his living room and enjoys seeing it every day.

We appreciate all you did to ease the arrangements during this sad time.



Dear Chuck and Larry

Blessings and thanks for your love and kindness. My losses have also been my gift in your friendship. You are so special.

Thanks also for helping me find an east-coast funeral home for my brother.



Dear Larry and Chuck

Our family wants you to know how much we appreciate your help during the loss of our husband and father.

You did a wonderful service all the way through, and we greatly thank you for your goodness. You helped in so many pleasant and unexpected ways.

Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. —Proverbs 17:17 (The Message)



Chuck and Larry

My family was very satisfied with all you did for us and Mother. With your help we really had a “Celebration of Life.”

Again, Thank You!



Chuck and Larry

Your thoughtfulness, kindness, and sensitivity made a very difficult task much easier. Thank you for being right there when we need you.



Larry and Chuck

Thank you both for everything.



Thank you for everything!

—G and D


Thank you for your support during a difficult time in our lives.


We want to thank you for the extra kindness you showed, not only for us, but also for the children.

You are wonderful people—as this cards says, “God Bless You.”

—GB and Family



You are so professional and thorough with your conduct and services. We feel so fortunate to have someone who knew our familiy tohelp in providing the loving and care that was given before and during our mother's services.

Thank you, again.

D and G