The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Shives Funeral Home. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“The passing of my husband and best friend was/still is beyond devastating. Shives Funeral Home staff were with me every step of the way serving with care, compassion and knowledge. They are the best of the best and a step above the rest. Shives is who you want during your time of greatest need. I will always be grateful to the owners and staff for taking such good care of us after my husband's passing.”

Helen Corey December 30, 2021

“After my husband's very unexpected death during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, my family and I were very shaken by his passing. We are so thankful that everyone we asked recommended to go to Shives. From the moment we walked in, we were treated with love and care and never felt rushed or pressured to commit to anything. Kelsey took care of us and even a year later when the COVID regulations were lessened, helped us coordinate a beautiful cross-county memorial and burial service that our family and friends truly appreciated. Thank you Shives Funeral Home for going above and beyond in a very hard time for our family. Your assistance was truly a blessing. -Sandra and Carrie Gabbert”

Sandra and Carrie Gabbert June 22, 2021

“They take care of you and everything that needs attention. Have had several services there in the last few years, the last two was my brother and my Mom. Bobby Raines came in on his weekend off just to handle my Mom’s needs, since he is from Blythewood and knows my sister and her family well. I can not express how professional he and the staff always are. They make a difficult time a little easier to handle.”

Bonnie Jeter McManus February 24, 2020

“I cannot express enough gratitude to the Shives family for their kindness and professionalism during the planning and implementation my grandmother’s recent funeral service; everything was beautiful and seamless. Kelcey and the staff at this location are 5-star all the way. Thank you for making this very difficult time a little easier for us.”

Kristin Brogden September 18, 2019

“During a difficult time with my mom passing Randolph Shives & Kelcey Dickinson helped make the process easy. Highly recommend.”

Scott McLaughlin July 12, 2019

“They are the best no other can come close to the personal care they provide to everyone they have taken care of so many of my family members”

Jane Lee June 07, 2016

“At a difficult time in our lives, the kind people at Shives were gracious, professional and so very supporting. I give them my highest recommendation.”

Kimberly Giger September 06, 2019

“This is one of the best run businesses you will come across. Excellent prompt service and a friendly knowledgeable staff. Shives takes care of everything for you and makes it easier for you to get through this difficult time. All this topped off with finding a priest who conducted a beautiful funeral service for us.”

Don Billett December 28, 2021

“Shives went above and beyond for me and my family during this difficult time. The staff listed to my needs and I took comfort in knowing they weren't out just for money but to make the family be comfortable and at peace while putting our loved one to rest. I would recommend this company to anyone who is currently dealing with the loss of a loved one. Thank you again to all of the staff at Shives, you have given me peace of mind. Thank you again , sincerely Dawn Fraizer”

Dawn Fraizer March 18, 2020

“The service and the people that work there. Very professional and carting.”

Erma June Kight Rauch April 09, 2019

“I will be forever grateful for the staff at Shives. They were very kind and helpful to us while planning our Moms funeral.”

Rosmin Miller Butterfield January 15, 2018

“I know. How can you possibly love a funeral home? Well. It's family owned and they're very personal. Randolph Shives is an amazing caring man who never leaves tour side as you make your loved ones final preparations. We all will eventually make it there and I will definently make it my final place.”

Robin Sharpe January 09, 2018

“They are the very best....Kind, considerate and helpful in your time of need......”

Martha Jean Stoudemire August 15, 2016