Barry and Staff -

The monogrammed blanket was so thoughtful and very much appreciated.

Thank you so very much.

Rita Bailey and Family


Dear Barry,

Thank you for the beautiful monogrammed throw.  It has a special place in my new home.

You and Janice are truly first class in the way you make difficult times easier.

Larry was loved by many friends, relatives and business associates and I know he would have been very pleased with the love and kindness shown during his visitation and funeral service by Barry Wilson Funeral Home.

Thank you for all you did.

Martha Kosten


Dear Barry and Staff,

Than you for the lovely throw in memory of my mother, Evelyn Hubach.

Your help and kindness during a difficult time was greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Carolyn Flath


Dear Barry and Staff,

I am writing this note through tears of appreciation.

Thank you for the beautiful monogramed throw and all your kindness.

Peggy Holten


Barry ad Staff,

A million thank you's does not begin to convey the way you have touched my heart by giving me the beautiful "Remembrance Throw." I will cherish it always and every time I use it I will say a prayer for each of you for your kindness and thoughtfulness in helping to ease the pain of my loss.

You are all very special people and may God bless you always.

With Sincere Gratitude,

Jeanne Connors


Barry and Staff,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift, the "Remembrance Throw."  We will use it to remember Stacie, her love and beautiful smile, to help us through this heart-breaking time.

Your help and guidance is so appreciated and your compassion will never be forgotten.  Please know, you made this time of grief bearable.

God Bless You.

Sue & Ken Woodward & Family


Dear Barry,

Just a note to say thank you for the Batesville Living Memorial.  What a beautiful tribute honoring the passing of a loved one.

It touched all our hearts deeply and is much appreciated.

Again many, many thanks.

Jeanne Connors & Family


Thank you very much for all your help with John's service.

Thank you for the gift of the throw.  It means a lot to me.

Mary Fierce


Dear Barry,

Thank you very much for the afghan with Lee's initials.  It is a very thoughtful gesture.You made a very difficult time a little easier for our family and we do appreciate it.


Joyce Cooper


Dear Barry,

Thank you for overseeing all the details relating to my mother's funeral.  Your guidance helped us make decisions and feel comfortable during a very difficult journey. 

We appreciate the kindness of all your staff.  You made the process as comfortable as possible.


Judy Blackman and Cindy McQuade


Dear Jan & Barry,

Thank you so very much for the beautiful monogramed throw in memory of my Bill and our dad.  It will be used often - a caring gift.

Thanks too for all the help and care that was shown to us.


Lois, Bill, Ellen & Susan




Dear Barry & Staff,

We want to thank you for the wonderful support and care we received with the passing of our mother.  We appreciated all of your assistance with the insurance, cemetery, and headstone.  It made things so much easier for us.

Thank you for the lovely memorial throw and tree donated in mom's memory.  What a considerate thing for you to do.

Thank you so much.

Karen Emanuel, Christi & Sally Vincent





Our family would like to express our sincere thanks for the professional and dignified way that you handled our parents funerals.

You were able to help us through all of the planning with compassion and guidance.  The extraordinary effort you made to help our mom get some closure, by arranging to allow her to say her goodbyes to our dad, was an act above and beyond what we could have ever expected and never dreamed possible.

Our family will forever be grateful for the act of kindness as it meants as much to us as it did our mom.

The Family of Lloyd and Mary Pieper





Thank you so much for the remembrance throw.  Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.

Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!


Joan Descher



To the Staff of Barry Wilson,


Jack and I are truly overcome with all emotions.  The throw blanket with Tim's initials will be cherished forever.

You are exceptional people and we thank you so very much for such a beautiful treasurer.


Jack & Linda Holcomb


Dear Barry, Janice & Staff,


Thank you for the monogramed throw in memory of our mom, Bernice Samoska.  It is beautiful.  Thank you also for the living memorial planted in a forest in memory of our mom also.

We appreciate your kindness and all the support you have given us this year.


Vicki Gurley and Family


The extra care you did for the Pieper family is beyond what I could imagine. You took such  good care of Kellsie and now grandpa. What you did for Mary was a gift from God from you. This is not just a funeral home. True care givers..Thank you!!!

Carla Underwood


It was a pleasure working with you and your staff recently.  We received many compliments on Josephine's appearance.

We wish you continued success with your business.

Judi Joergensen & Carol Artime

Josephine Tripamer's Nieces



I just wanted to send you one last email to thank you. The headstone is perfect. Your care , support,   knowlege and kindness will be rememered and remain with us through our lives.   Thank you  from me, my mother and our  family. You truly are one of the best!

Tammie Edwards



Thank you for making something so very tough be so very easy.

You are one of the kindest people we have worked with and known.  Tim will be missed but what you did will honor him and his children forever!

Jack & Susie



Thank you so much for the throw you gave us with my dad's initials on it.  Such a nice thing for you to do.  I am glad my dad changed his mind and decided to let you handle his service.  Everything was so nice.

We all appreciate everything.

The Hadfield Family


To the Staff at Barry Wilson Funeral Home.

Thank you for the beautiful throw in memory of my husband.  Thank you for this remembrance and for taking care of all the necessary arrangements.

Carlyn Knight


Janice & Barry,

You touch people's lives every day with your understanding, compassion, patience when they need it the most at a difficult time.

Thank you for all you did for us; shall never be forgotten.


Sherry Nazetta



Thank you for the service and support you have provided our family.  Your guidance during our loss was very much appreciated.  May God continue to bless your service as you comfort his people during their most vulnerable time.

The Family of Lois Reimler


Thank you for the beautiful "throw" in memory of my husband.  We will enjoy it and the memory of all you did for us.

I didn't realize how hard it is to get past the mourning.  Sure am counting on my God to get through it all. I am, however, slowly getting my plants back into the herb garden! Thankful for what I've actually gotten done.


Anita Hischke


Dear Barry and Staff,

Such a pleasant surprise was the wonderful gift of the embossed throw!  I love the passage of the (unknown author).  It is very beautiful and true.

I have been extremely happy with the service you have provided to me and our family.

Thank you!

Sandy Tottleben


Barry and Janice -

Thank you so much for taking such good care of us during this very difficult time.  You helped make a trying situation a little easier.  Everything was perfect for Carol.  You did a great job.

Thanks again.


Carol Hollingshead Family


Barry and Janice,

Thank you for the thoughtful and very appropriate gift for my dad, Walter O. Samoska.  He was an avid gardener; one of those people with a "green thumb."  My dad is smiling and watching over his tree from heaven.

There have been many good comments about dad's funeral, including the piano.  Thank you for the living memorial gift and helping us through this difficult time.


Vicki Gurley & Family



Thank you so much for all of your help during these difficult last few weeks.  All of your help has made making decisions much easier and less stressful.

Kimmie Pauley & Family


Thank you Barry Wilson and staff.  The arrangements from start to finish for mother's funeral were wonderful!  The expertise and professionalism you provided were a great comfort to our family.  You went above and beyond to answer all our concerns.  We thank you so very much.

The Rule Family


Dear Barry,

Thank you for organizing such a lovely service for my mother, Marilyn Crowder, and for making it as painless as possible.  It was exactly what she had told me that she wanted.

I'd also like to again express my appreciation for you meeting my son and I after hours to collect the items from us, and putting them in my mother's casket.

With sincere gratitude,

Diane Wicker


Barry - you guys did a wonderful job for us. The Crowder family is very happy with the way things went yesterday for Mom. We know she is very proud of us. The Barry Wilson team did an outstanding job with the entire process, and we all felt that your calming demeanor and excellent management of the entire process really enabled our family to focus 100% on Mom, the mourning, grieving, sharing, and acknowledgment of everything our Mom was to us, and what she will become for us from now into eternity. Please thank your entire team as we express our sincere gratitude for helping our family navigate through a very difficult time.


Barry...Thank you for all your help in arrangements for John's funeral.  Your professionalism and attention to detail made a sad occasion bearable.  After all planning was done for burial at Jefferson Barracks and I questioned the location and you sensed that I did not want to go there, you did not hesitate, but contacted Calavary Cemetery immediately and arranged for us to meet with them and select a grave site at Calvary.  Thank you for that.

Thanks to Jeanine for all her help in filing the necessary papers with the VA and also in preparing the list of donations and memorials, and supplying prepared labels for mailing thank you notes.

The beautifully monogrammed throw will be cherished forever, and also thank you for your participation in the Living Memorial Program.


Ann Kroot



I was notified that a tree seedling was planted in memory of my mother, Wanda Hildebrandt; that was a very thoughtful gesture.

I also want to thank you for the throw you gave me and the service you provided my family.

Mary Allison


The Family of Dan Eddy want to thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness in your gift of the beautiful throw. We all love it and will cherish it always.

Thank you for everything you did for us after Dan died.


Pat Eddy


Mr. Wilson and Staff-

My sister and I would like to thank you so much for helping us through this difficult time.  It's so hard losing a loved one but you were so kind and patient.

The blanket is absolutely beautiful.  A wonderful rememberance.

Thank you again for everything.

Kathy Adams & Patti Joyner (Daughters of Katherine T. Pettit)


Dear Barry and Staff-

Thank you for all of your help during the funeral for Daniel G. Moad, Sr.  We are very appreciative of your kindness and reverence during the whole process.  The hours you spent with us to make the preparations was above and beyond the call of duty.  You were so helpful and patient with us as we tried to make the numerous decisions.  

The way you handled everything for us from bringing in the military to play taps and present the flag to the family; to setting up the funeral home to accommodate our numerous friends and family was extraordinary  Not to mention the cleanliness and decor of the funeral home itself made us feel as though we were at an upscale establishment without the extra cost.  We appreciate that you are a home town guy that helps in our community.

We can not express to you enough how pleased we are with the way that you handled Daniel G. Moad, Sr`s funeral.  

Our love and prayers of thankfulness and appreciation for you and your staff always,

The Moad Family


Barry and Janice - words cannot express how much we appreciated the service we received from you and your staff while we grieved the loss of our mom.  We were so thankful that you were so attentive to every detail, especially since she had passed in California and had to be returned here.  We appreciated the level of communication we received from you, and the fact that you made sure all of our questions were answered and concerns were addressed, usually before we even asked, or knew what we needed.  Everyone there was so attentive to all of us, and worked hard to make sure there was never anything more that we could have needed.  Your facilities are beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, and allowed us to have the type of services that she deserved.  You will never know how much your support and guidance meant during this very difficult time.



Colleen and Doug Fernandez

Doug and Cheryl Smith

The Family of Carole Smith



My mother-in-law loved the commemorative throw.  We want to thank you and your staff for everything -- we truly are grateful for your kindness and caring.

George and Kathy Peters


Dear Barry and Jeanine,

Thank you so very much for all of your help, guidance and genuine concern in the planning of Bill's beautiful Memorial service and after.

You made a very difficult time in my life so much more bearable.

I can't say enough good things about both of you.

With heartfelt thanks,

Patti Fisch and Family


It is funny how God brings people into our lives at exactly the right time.  Like meeting you and your wife that night at Bella Milano.

Thank you for the excellent service that my family received.  Thank you for your compassion and understanding and patience as we planned my dad's funeral service.  At one of the most difficult times in our life you were there for us.


The Family of Leo Lindsay


 Dear Barry, Janice and Jeanine,

I wanted to Thank You for all your support, concern and genuine comfort provided to the Helmkamp and Bozzello families during our time of sorrow with the loss of Laura Bozzello Helmkamp.  Your attention to detail and your generous care shown to our family has left a lasting impression in my heart.


Laura's Sister - Toni Bozzello Chapman


Dear Barry,

There aren't words to express our gratitude for all you did to make a very sad time in our family's life an uplifting experience.  The words "perfect" describes all that was involved to honor Bob and the life he lived.  We would like to thank you, your wife, and Jeanine for the kindness shown and the care given to details from beginning to end.

With much appreciation,

Beckie and Susan Decker


All of you have been so wonderful to us during this difficult time.  I am so happy with our decision to go with BWFH!  I have heard so many times from everyone that was at the funeral how nice it was.  It was especially touching to have all four of you there.  Mom would have been so proud of it all.  The Pocs' love the Wilson's!

I am proud to call you our friends!  You guys have done a terrific job with the funeral home.  Its first class.

The Pocs and Kohler Families


We would like to thank you for helping us so much through this time. Your assistance helped ease our pain!

The Walling Family



We're a bit late with this, but we wanted to thank you for all you did for us at Eric's funeral.

You were the ultimate professional yet we felt you were part of the family.

Thanks again for treating us so special.

The Eric Byron Family


Dear Barry & Janice,

Debbie, John, Josh and I wanted to say thank you to both of you, and also to Chelsea and Abbey, for everything your family did to help our family through a very difficult time.

You all were compassionate and caring, and you responded quickly and lovingly to our every need.

The wake and service for Greg was beautiful and we thank you so much for your attention to detail to give our son, his friends and family, and us, another wonderful memory with our son.

Thank you for the personalized throw - we will treasure it always.

Barry, you and Janice helped shepherd us through our darkest days with love and caring. You made a difficult time, a little easier.

We'll always be grateful for your help.

Thank you for touching our lives so generously.  May you have the success you so richly deserve - the world, and our country, need more men and women like you, with big hearts and broad shoulders.

Thanks for caring with us,

Bob, Debbie, John & Josh


Barry and Family,

We would like to personally thank you for the amazing job you did with the funeral arrangements for Kellsie.  As you know, this was such a difficult time for us and you carefully walked us through this process and made us feel as comfortable as anyone could be in this situation.  The “Celebration of Life” at the Gateway Center was a perfect way to honor Kellsie and we could have never done that without your constant attention to every last detail.  We realize all of the effort it took to accomplish everything to our specifications.  I am very much a planner and have organized many large events.  For me not to be involved in every detail was difficult, but for some reason, I felt very comfortable knowing that you had everything under control and I knew that everything would turn out perfectly.

Once again, I know this was not the typical funeral that you normally handle, and I’m so grateful that you were able to do everything that I had envisioned to celebrate Kellsie’s life, without any hesitation.  Your suggestion to have a private visitation for the family was something we really needed to do, and I thank you for making that a special time for our family and Joey’s family.  Your staff and your family handled everything very professionally and were so accommodating to us, our family, friends and guests.  We received a lot of compliments on how things were handled.

We also can’t thank you enough for taking care of the enormous volume of memorials and flowers.  The organized sheets with all of the information made it very easy for us to thank everyone who generously sent gifts. 

We wish you continued success with your new funeral home.

The Marchbanks Family



Thank you so much for assisting the family in putting together a wonderful service.

The Kruescheck Family


Dear Janice & Barry,

Thank you again for the caring and professional way every detail of Andi’s visitation and funeral was handled.  We heard many compliments about both of you and of your beautiful facility.

With Sincere Thanks,

Marilyn, Doug and all of Andrea’s Family


Barry & Staff,

Thank you so very much for being so thoughtful, caring, and helpful before and after Frank’s passing.

I cannot praise your service enough and feel it was a true blessing that I called you.

Thank you again.

Margo Deutsch


We appreciate all the extra things you did to make this time a little easier.  Our family and friends also noticed all the extra care.


Susie and Jason Brigman


Mr. Barry & Associates,

Thank you all for the wonderful job you did planning and managing the services for my brother-in-law, Kenneth Brigman,  Your guidance, professionalism, and dedication in dealing with all aspects of Ken’s memorial were greatly appreciated.


Nancy (Klunk) Chan



I want to “officially” and “formally” thank you and your staff for everything you did for Debbie, me and our family while handling the funeral arrangements for my wife in December.

From the moment I first called your office phone number, from Barnes Hospital, you have been the consummate, caring professional who spared nothing in helping us deal with our indescribable loss.

I didn’t know you before this encounter.  It was Debbie and the rest of her family from Collinsville that handpicked you to perform the task of readying my dear wife for burial.  They knew you from your work at a previous funeral home in Collinsville.  You had assisted with the burials of their mom (Jackie Daniels) and dad (Roy Daniels) 20 and 10 years ago, respectively.  Obviously, they knew what they were talking about, and you ARE very good at what you do.

Your chapel is beautiful, it served our needs wonderfully.

Once again, thank you for everything you did for us.  During a very difficult time, you helped us get through it.

Joe Schmeling


Dear Barry,

The death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences.  It takes special qualities, abilities, and gifts to be in the business you are in.  And you definitely are in the right business!

You, Barry Wilson, are a very special man.  Your kindness and compassion your demeanor, your attention to detail, your willingness to go above and beyond, your effort to please, your beautiful and comfortable facility – what more could a family ask for when they are sad, devastated, stressed, and trying to cope with their loss and grief.

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for our family as we dealt with the loss of two parents in a week’s time.  It seemed overwhelming at times.  What a comfort it was knowing the last thing we would be doing for Lendell Sr and my mom was in the hands of not only a professional, but a friend who truly cared and it would be done right and their memory honored with dignity and respect.  And it was …


Karen Phelps



Thank you for all your kindness during my mom's funeral.  I could not have been more pleased with all you did.  My mom looked beautiful and that will be my memory of her.  Thanks for the DVD.  It is just an extra personal touch.  Thanks for the beautiful throw.  That was above and beyond. 

Mary Astrauskas


Barry, Janice and Staff,

On behalf of the entire Hess family we want to thank you for helping us get through a very difficult period of time.  Everything went smooth.  I know Dad would have liked how everything turned out.  We wish you all nothing but success in the future.  Thank you for the lovely remembrance throw.  I will certainly put it to good use in the cool weather.  Again, our sincere gratitude for the wonderful service you gave to my family and me in our time of sorrow. 


The Hess Family


Mr. & Mrs. Barry Wilson and Staff,

I can never thank you enough for all you have done to help me and my family during this past month.  You have gone above and beyond any other experience I have had in the past.  I just want you to know how much I appreciate what you have done for me.  I also stopped by Friday and picked up the beautiful comfort throw with Freddie's initials on it.  What a beautiful remembrance and gift you gave us.  I will remember your kindness forever and will always recommend you and speak highly of you to anyone who may ever need your services. 

Again, thank you for all your help during the most difficult time of our lives. 

Mary & John Fierce


I deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness in my time of need.  You will always be in my heart for what you did for my son, Walter.

Thank you.

Stella Lockhart


We are so grateful for the service you provided so graciously when our beloved Fred passed. 

The Schorfheide Family


Barry and Staff,

I want to tell everyone of you.  Thank you for the extra kindness and the professionalism you all displayed with Karen's ceremonies.  I have been to a number of funerals in my 63 years but this was by far the hardest.  All of you made it bearable.  Words cannot express my gratitude but they are all I have.

Thank you.

Peter Sebena


Dear Jan and Barry,

Thank you so much for handling the funeral arrangements for my father, Dario V. Matelli.  You were calm and well organized which greatly helped me in my distress.  You have a beautiful facility and it is very obvious that you thought about the needs of your clients and planned accordingly.  But your greatest asset is that you are comforters.  From the moment I walked into your funeral home, you reached out to me and became someone I could lean on.  You shouldered the responsibility of contacting Father John and arranging the funeral mass and paying the servers and the ladies who said the readings - you eased my burdens.  The sound of your voice and the ease with which you spoke to me helped calm my anxieties.

You touched my heart with all the nice things you did for me - thank you notes with typed labels, the picture of dad's casket at the mausoleum, the afghan with dad's initials on it, and having a tree planted in memory of my father.  You did all these thoughtful gestures never expecting anything in return and that's why you are so deserving of my gratitude.

May God bless you with good health and give you the strength and energy to continue to be a channel of his peace to your clients.  And may the kindness you have shown me and my family be abundantly returned to you.


Diane Hartman