We understand that every family has different needs. From the type of gathering, to the selection of readings and music, to the final resting place, every aspect of a funeral reflects the uniqueness of the individual who is being honored.
At Koops Funeral Chapel, we have the resources to meet your every need, all under one roof. Our funeral directors will work with you to put together a personalized plan that takes into consideration your religious and cultural traditions, your personal preferences and your financial means.
Gatherings and Services – Gathering together after experiencing a loss allows family and friends a nurturing environment to express their grief and begin comforting and supporting one another. Gatherings and services may be as formal or informal as you wish and may be held before or after burial or cremation. We also offer an additional refreshment service for any gathering – beverages, crackers and cheese, and oven-fresh cookies are available.
Memorialization - There are many ways to keep the memories of your loved one alive and create a tribute that may be shared with others. Consider special music that reflects their life and treasured stories to share. Family photographs, hobbies and collections may be arranged on memory tables. You may also share the life of your loved one by selecting a KeepSake Video to be prepared by our staff.
Personalized Tributes – Each life tells a story. Incorporating your loved one’s life, values and passions into your planning will help create healing experiences for your friends and family. From traditional memorial folders to in-depth biographies, our selection of full-color Life Story Memorials become a meaningful and treasured memento.
Final Placement – Whether planning a funeral in advance or at the time of need, your final placement options are numerous. Your family may request a burial or scattering at a cemetery or on private land. We can help you make all the necessary arrangements for these types of services.
Products and Merchandise - Choose from a large selection of caskets, vaults, urns, and markers. We also offer a variety of personalization items, such as memory boxes and other keepsakes.
Cash Disbursements, Filing Services and Benefits Assistance - For your convenience, we can pay others on your behalf. We can also assist you with necessary paperwork, such as filing permits and documents; securing veteran, social security, or insurance benefits (if applicable) and obtaining certified copies of the death certificate.
For over 100 years, Koops Funeral Chapel has been serving families in the many communities of Ionia, Barry and Eaton Counties. Connecting memories with families and friends throughout Lake Odessa, Clarksville, Elmdale, Alto, Freeport, Carlton, Hastings, Nashville, Vermontville, Woodland, Woodbury, Sunfield, Mulliken, Saranac, Ionia and Sebewa.
What the families we serve are saying:
The Spirit that Dennis exhibited in his later life is that same Spirit he had as a young man. Often we felt he was the man in the room (or car) even though he was 4 or 5 years younger. I'm sorry to see him go and for your loss but know we'll see him again! JC