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COVID-19 Information


Heartfelt greetings of health and hope:

Our communities need to know that changes are being addressed daily concerning funerals and care for families of the deceased. There are many counties in Indiana that have said there are to be no public visitations or services. 

Wilson Shook Funeral Homes, having three locations in Randolph County, Parker City, Lynn, Union City, and Dunkirk in Jay County, are concerned for the public safety of our families. With Coronavirus cases identified in both Wayne County, IN and Darke County, OH, we are adopting CDC guidelines that have been addressed to funeral homes across the entire country.

Our staff is working to provide a safe and clean environment for our families. Because special care is necessary, we are cleaning and disinfecting before and after every family meeting.


  • We are obtaining all personal information over the phone to be able to complete an obituary and death certificate, to limit exposure.
  • We will be meeting only 2 family members in person to complete necessary paperwork and final arrangements.
  • We will be limiting attendance to the funeral home of 9 family members at a time with the 10th person being the funeral director. There may need to be more than one scheduled family viewing for larger families. Larger public memorials can be arranged for no additional costs at a later time once public health risks have diminished.
  • A break will be necessary for cleaning after each time facilities are used. There will be only limited select rooms available during this difficult time we are facing. We are not going to be placing service times with the obituaries. People attending will be by special invitation only by the person or persons in charge of making arrangements. Social distancing will be highly encouraged. No hugging, handshakes or physical contact. Spacing will be encouraged to be 6 feet apart.
  • Viewing will be available for the family, however, we have been instructed by the National Funeral Directors Association and the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, of which we are members, that physical contact with the deceased loved one’s body will not be permitted.
  • We have been asked to suspend all food and drink service during our services to further eliminate any possible additional health risks.
  • We will be offering online viewing of funeral services through our website to accommodate those unable to attend.
  • We are continuing to serve both traditional burial and cremation families. We are not limiting these types of services at this time.

As we try to navigate through this difficult time on our world, we are reminded of just how precious life can be. At Wilson Shook Funeral Homes we are committed to provide every opportunity to a family to share personal time and stories with each other and to say a final farewell to their loved one with dignity. Our commitment to our communities is health to our families through the best and safest practices as we face this together.

We are seeing many opportunist during this tragic time. Our commitment has not changed. We are here for you! If we are privileged to serve your family during a difficult time of loss in the next weeks or months, we will be providing monetary gifts to local food banks and/or healthcare facilities in their memory. We all have to do our part to support one another during this time.

During this changing and challenging time we ask that everyone cooperate with our measures to help aid in keeping your families and our staff as healthy as possible.

Our prayer is for compassion and good health for all!

Zalo Wilson , Funeral Director / Wilson Shook Funeral Homes

Thornburg Memorial Chapel, Parker City; Thomas Memorial Chapel, Lynn;

 Fraze Brooks Memorial Chapel, Union City; and Dunkirk Memorial Chapel, Dunkirk


Fraze-Brooks Memorial Chapel
432 Pearl St.
| Union City, IN 47390
Tel: 1-765-964-4131
Thornburg Memorial Chapel
2048 N. 1000 W.
| Parker City, IN 47368
Tel: 1-765-468-6616
Dunkirk Memorial Chapel
317 N Main St.
| Dunkirk, IN 47336
Tel: 1-765-768-7704
Thomas Memorial Chapel
108 East Sherman St. P.O. Box 665
| Lynn, IN 47355
Tel: 1-765-874-2406
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