Community Education & Tours

As part of our community outreach and education program, Iles Funeral Homes opens its doors for tours for all variety of clubs, classes, groups and churches.  Most groups choose to visit our Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue, since it offers our crematory as part of the tour. 

Tours typically last 60 to 90 minutes and begin with a group session during which a funeral director shares basic information on how the funeral home cares for the deceased and for the living.  Options regarding burial, cremation and anatomical donation are discussed, along with types of funeral services.  The discussion continues as the group views the chapel, visitation rooms, selection room, embalming room and crematory.  It ends with a question and answer session.  Specific content is adapted to the needs of the tour group.  Each tour fulfills our overall mission to educate the public on the healing role of memorial rituals and positively represent the value of funeral service to our community. 

Funerals during the Pandemic - Experience with the Manning family how necessary safety precautions impacted their mother's funeral and their grief.

Grief Perspectives – a free monthly emailed educational publication for professional caregivers.

Grief Perspectives, written by Dr. William G. Hoy, addresses issues relevant to hospice workers, nurses, clergy, social workers, funeral directors and volunteers working with the dying or bereaved.  The publication is distributed monthly by Iles Funeral Homes.

Recent titles include: Building Cultural Competency,  Supporting Bereaved Men,  A Professional Update on the Grief of Children

Contact Robin Walter for your free subscription  or 515.244.2121