Testimonies

It was so nice to be remembered in such a thoughtful way. I really appreciate the grief books, they are a great comfort to me.

Alma Condron
Mr. Bauer and Josh Starr are without a doubt a credit to their profession. They cared for us with great consideration and love.

Mary Beth Orbin
Thank you, Sandy, for your kindness and work you did for Mildred and me. You were such a big help because we had no idea who to turn to for help.

Karen Sprinkle
Bob and I would like to thank you for all of the kindness and care you took with Mildred, Bob and me during Bill Snyder's funeral. I can't tell you how much that meant to us and it's a pleasure to know you.

The Bill Snyder family - Karen and Bob Sprinkle
The Bauer-Bly Funeral Home did an excellent job.

Muriel Beers
I can't think of anything more the staff of Bauer Funeral Home could have done to help us during this time of our loss.

June Pollard
Please accept our sincerest appreciation for providing a beutiful end-of-life service for Margaret. We are so grateful for your willingness to meet our family needs in such a timely manner. Your understanding certainly made it easier for us. It was a relief to have all the details taken care of so efficiently. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Ron and Elaine Reyer and families
You and your staff have lightened our load and helped ease the pain. The professional way you handled things, both large and small was quite impressive. With your kind and loving nature you guided things from beginning to end, leaving nothing to chance. You were there: What can I get you? What can I do for you? Is there anything you need? And on and on it went, you were there. You were absolutely wonderful.

Les Hutchinson
We so appreciated all that you and the Bauer Family Funeral Services have done for our family. I would also like to express my appreciation to Deana, whose grace, caring and professional manner especially provided comfort on the day of Nellie's passing. And, Tammy and Sandy also bring that touch of professionalism to everything they do. We are grateful to have had your "family" to lean on. Thank You!

Helenkay Smith
We are so grateful to have had your guidance and knowledge and compassion in planning my father's funeral. Everyone was so wonderful. It made a very sad time in our lives a bit easier knowing that you were all working in the background, taking care of the details, making sure things were done right. Jennifer Bauer Eroh was especially wonderful during those difficult days. Thank you all so much.





The Family of Harry F. Brumbaugh
I just wanted to say thanks so much for everything you did for our family during the passing of my Grandma (Maxine Ferkan). The sign you placed for the church is amazing. How thoughtful it was of you to recognize this need. You and your staff have gone above and beyond what is expected of you. You are a one in a million and I am proud to have met you. Grandma and Grandpa are smiling at you right now. Thanks again for everything.


Shelley Rowan
Jennifer was a absolute God-send to me and my family. Durning the most difficult days of our lives, she was a constant source of help and strength. From the beginning, she advocated for our family, really trying to make the day a celebration of Derian's life. We cannot express our gratitude fully, but know that Jennifer will always hold a special place in our hearts for takling such good care of us and for Dad. We miss him everyday, but being able to look back on his funeral is really a source of comfort.
Know that beyond being "just" a funeral director, you are doing God's work here on earth. You are comforting those who mourn and you do it with grace. Thank you and God Bless.

The Derian Keefer Family
A special thanks to the staff of the Bauer Funeral Home who went the extra mile to comfort us as we said "goodbye" to one of our most loved.

The Clint Rosenberger Family
''Thank you so much. I can not say enough positive things about working with the Bauer's. You, personally Sandy, are a delight. I feel as if I am working with a friend. . . . "

Janet Jordan
Dear Bauer Family, Thank you so much for all you did for us during our bereavement of our mother. We honestly, could not be more satisfied with your support: Jack's experience, Jennifer's compassion (that of a best friend), Sandy's help and experience with insurance, Tammy's professionalism (mom's obituary was beautiful), Josh's dedication and professionalism and all the other's who did their jobs diligently. We received many compliments on your services and we would recommend you to everyone. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! God Bless You!

Lois Waugaman's Family
I send my sincere thanks and blessing to the staff members who recently orchestrated my father's(Mike Lipinski)arrangements and more! They made that rough time of grieving as painless as possible and routinely put smiles on my family's faces. YWishing you well and thanks again! Bob Lipinski

Bob Lipinski
Thank you; your kindness and touching concern was a blessing for us while arranging the service for "Mom" Rose Marie Lipps. We appreciate everything you've done,at a time when nerves are raw, exhaustion, and emotion take over; the helpfulness and professionalism of your staff surpasses any I've ever seen. Our heartfelt thanks! We have been told the write up of the obituary was poetic and lovely, thank you again for capturing the 'Special' love we have felt for our Mom.

Susan J. Carnathan
The family of Betty Schall would like to extend our sincere appreciation for each and every act of kindness during our mother's life and after.

We are especially thankful for the wonderful love and care that she was given by everyone at Beacon Ridge, Asera Care Hospice, Dr. Nettleton as well as Dr. Gelacek who gave us many more years to spend with her.

A special thank you to Reverend Ed Grey from the Elderton Presbyterian Church for his love, devotion and time spent with our family, as well as Josh, "Roycey Baby", Jennifer, Bobbie and the entire staff of Bauer Funeral Home and to everyone for their prayers, flowers, food and words of encouragement.

Jerry and Karen Schall, Merilyn and Paul Meyers, Mike and Cindy Schall, Becky and Larry Elkin and families
Please forward on our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the entire Bauer gang. Thanks for the excellence in which you served our family during our recent loss. You have indeed exceeded our expectations in every respect. My Mother commented on the way out of town that she could think on nothing that she would have done differently. "Everything could not have been more perfect."

We felt loved and cared for by each and every one you from the beginning to the end!

Much love and appreciation!!!





David Montgomery
We are all so appreciative of the compassion you and your family have given our family throughout the many difficult times we have been faced with and the Bauer family has always been by our side.
Thank you again!


Melissa Copenhaver
My sister and I want to thank you and your staff for all of the things that you did for us last week. We were extremely impressed with the professionalism and understanding that each of you provided during our time of grief.

Debbie and I knew that we were in good hands when we had our meeting with you to select the various funeral items for our mother. You made us feel comfortable with our choices. When we left your office, we left knowing that everything would be taken care of. For that, we thank you.

During the viewings and the funeral ceremonies, your staff was always there to provide solutions to any problems that arose. Every task was performed to absolute perfection, but we were always asked for permission before any task was performed in case that we needed some extra time for any reason. We never felt rushed in any way. Please pass along our gratitude to your staff for us. We cannot say thank you enough times.


Dana Conner
Dear Staff, Thank you very much for all your care and support during this time of loss. The professionalism of your entire staff was evident throughout and was deeply appreciated by our entire family.

The John Jamison Family
Thank you for your help during this most difficult time. We appreciate your kind words and help.

Sissy Rutkowski and Family
Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Staff,
I would like to thank you for making my mother's last journey on this earth a very compassionate and perfect one. My brother and I were very impressed with the professionalism that was shown to us. It made this difficult time a little eaiser. Again, thank you so much.



Debbie L. Conner
Thank you for having a tree planted in a national forest for Dale.

Jean Smart
On behalf of Vera, and her entire family, let me express my sincere appreciation for the personal care provided by you and your staff. You addressed our every need and for that we will be eternally grateful.


Kevin Spitzer, brother, sisters and families
I can't begin to express my appreciation and admiration for the manner in which you arranged my fathers funeral. You are to be highly commended for the honor, dignity, respect and patience shown durning this difficuly time. Pap would be proud (as I am). Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Robin and The Family of Robert McMasters
Dear Jennifer and Staff,
Thank you so much for the guidance, comfort, kindness and thoughtfullness during a most difficuit time with the loss of our parents. No words can express our gratitude.

William and Margaret Tatsak Family
A special "Thank You" to you for all you did for us in our time of need. You helped us a lot and we greatly appreciate it. I know my mom was in good hands at the Bauer Funeral Home. "Thanks" also to owner, Jack for his compassion, Joshua for taking the late night call of my mom's passing and handling it quickly, Bobbi for her friendly personality as the "greeter" and taking care of the beautiful luncheon, Sandra for taking care of the insurance policies, she was also a big help. Thank You Again!

The Family of Esther Bowser
I don't think it is possible to put into words how very thankful we are for everything you did to help us when our mother, passed away. Your kindness and assistance with all facets of the funeral planning was truly amazing to all of us. Every question or need was answered with complete efficiency and also compassion. We are very pleased with the quality service and kindness received from every member of the Bauer family. Thanks you again for the many ways you were able to lessen the stress of this sad time. With much appreciation and very sincerely,


The Solinger Family
Dear Jennifer,
I would like to thank you , your father and the rest of the Bauer staff for the beautiful peacful experience of saying good-bye to my mother. My father always said working with your grandfather and your father on services of our church members was effortless and I definitely agree. Thank you for the beautiful video of my mother. My family and I love it.

Linda Camp, The Family of Julia M. Hess
To all of the Bauer Employees, No words can express our gratitude for the services provided for our loved one. Everything was very nice and all were very helpful. Thank you again.

The Space Family
Jennifer, we want to thank you and your staff from the bottom of our heart for making my Mom's Funeral a wonderful experience for our family, my Dad especially as we said good bye to her. We appreciate your special touches and attentiveness to our Mother. She looked beautiful! We can see that you have such a special personality, that gave us comfort. My words can never really explain how comforting you and everyone at Bauer-Bly Funeral Home were to us. Our Sincere Thanks,

Steve Elkin and Family
Thank you for all your help with my wife, our mother and grandmother. It gave us peace and reassurance to know that you took such great care of her. We greatly appreciate all that you have done for us.

The Mary D. Meyer Family
Thank you so much for your kindness & compassion during our difficult time. We deeply appreciate all of the help you gave us and your caring & concern. Your staff is truly professional and was a great comfort to us.

The Fleming Family
Thank you so much for all you did for us during our bereavement of our mother. We honestly, could not be more satisfied with your support. Jack's experience, Jennifer's compassion, Sandy's help and experience with insurance, Tammy's professionalism (Mom's obituary was beautiful), Josh's dedication and professionalism and all others who did their jobs diligently. We have recieved many compliments on your services and we would recommend you to everyone. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Lois Waugaman's Family
Your staff handled our family with great dignity and respect. My mother had been ill long-term and the decision had been made to have a closed casket. After viewing her and how lovely she looked, we changed our minds and decided to have an open viewing. Her beauty and dignity had been restored and our family is extremely grateful for the care that was taken with our mother.

Stephanie Mennor
You all did a GREAT job with Peggy's funeral. You guys came through with your "A" game. I appreciate how professional everything was handled. Everything was done with Excellence. Thanks for all your work during this time of grief. God Bless

Pastor Bert Jones
Dear Jennifer, please accept our family's heartfelt "thank you's" for all of your care, concern and professionalism in mom's arrangments.

Nancy Jamison
Jack and Staff, Thank you for handling the funeral arrangements for Linda Cashdollar, our dear wife and mom. In this time of great loss, we appreciated your professionalism, understanding and guidance. Blessings to you and your families. We thank you again.

Bob Cashdollar and Family
I just wanted to thank Deana, Dan, and Larry for making a difficult time easy. I appreciate all you did for Dad; you made us feel as though we were part of your family. You really did a fantastic job.

Ken Holliday
What a blessing to have had the opportunity to get to know you and work with you. Thank you for making an unbearable time tolerant.

Donald Deroy Holliday Family
Thank you for the generous way you share your time and talents with others. You truly are a God send.

James Holliday
"Thank you" doesn't seem enough for the professional and caring work you provided to my mom, the video, and the attention to detail that allowed me to focus on family and my mom. You gave me and my family a special gift by being able to say good bye in the manner we did. I will never be able to thank you enough.

John Wells
My family has dealt with this funeral home ever since Jimmy Miller owned and operated. We recently lost my dad and Dthe staff was so helpful in fulfilling my dad's wishes. Larry Bliss was great as usual. He helped my family when my mom passed 2 years ago. I highly recommend Bauer-Hillis Funeral home for all your needs. They are very caring and understanding in your time of grief.

Daniel Baucom
Our Mother's funeral was lovely and we are so greatful to you.

Cynda Eastham
Thank you so much for everything you have done to make the grieving process so much easier for us. From the intial arrangmments, to the florist, to the video tribute and beyond we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all who played a part big or small. We're so grateful that Dale entrusted you to carry out his final wishes. We take great comfort in knowing that we received such exceptional care during such a difficult, emotional time. Thank you again! P.S. Thank you for being so patient with our little ones. The movies, games, etc., helped to pass the time and helped to keep them occupied.

The Family of Dale Schultz
Thank you for making our mother's funeral so much easier. It meant a great deal to us!

The Hogg Family
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words during our difficult time once again. Special thanks to Josh for all your kindness. It really helps to get through these difficult times with a staff like yours, we greatly appreciate it.

The Donna Young Family
Dear Jennifer, your help in arranging the details of my mother's viewing and service was much appreciated. Everything went smoothly and all our questions were answered. Thanks again.

Cindy Arnemann
Thank you for all you did to make Jim's funeral very smooth and all of the arrangments you handled. Things could not have been done any better from all the phone calls with Jennifer, to the limo ride with Larry and Dan, the financial piece and finally, the services themselves. You are truly caring people who love what you do and do it well. May God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Deb Fiscus for the family of James Rea

Deb Fiscus
Josh,
Thank you for all your help during a very difficult time. My aunt, Bernice, would have liked you and would appreciate all the care you gave to her arrangements. We appreciate all that you did. You made this much easier. Thank you!



The Family of Bernice Crow
There are no words to thank you for everything you did for our family. Everyone went above and beyond and made a difficult time, easier. We will recommend your services to anyone. There are so many things to thank you for but as important and meaningful as each item is, it was the care and consideration you took with each of us that means the most. Thank you so much for everything!

The Rorbert Byers Family
There are no words to express the deep and sincere gratitude of our family. Your kindness and warmth made the most difficult situation a little more bearable. You are a true treasure to families at their darkest hour. Wishing you all the best things in life.

The daughters of Allan Myers: Shelbi, Sheila, Sharon and Shannon
Dear Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home,

God bless you for your kindness and comforting of the family of Catherine Conner-Croyle. Thank you for what you did.

The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Catherine Conner-Croyle
Thank you so much for your assistance and guidance through our time of grief. We never expected so much caring and extensive services. You well exceeded our expectations. We will be forever grateful.

The Rich Buzard Family
Dear Jennifer and Jack,

Thank you so much for all that you have done during this difficult time. Your professional, wonderful and kind, from the initial meeting to the relocation of the headstone. We are extremely appreciative for all that you have done.

Mark Lehner and Family
Dear Josh,
Again we would like to thank you and Bauer Funeral Home for all the help that you gave to us. The coordination Between MI and PA was seamless. It was so good to know that the arrangements that were made many years ago were followed perfectly. It speaks to the quality and care that all of you give.

Keith Spicher and Family
I want to thank everyone at Bauer for the incredibly professional and thoughtful manner in which the entire funeral process was handled.

Pam Beiber
I want to thank you for everything you did, before, during and after dad's passing. You are all a first class operation and I believe dad made a wise choice in selecting your home to perform his funeral arrangements.

Richard P. Holzwarth
Jennifer, thank you so much for all your help and support during this difficult time. You and your team did an amazing job and Mom and I couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you so much for your professionalism, but even more so for your entire family's friendship.

Kate White
It is my desire and wish to express my gratitude to all who provided strength and consolation during the time of the illness and death of my brother, Donald Blinn.

...The entire staff of the Bauer Family Funeral Homes for their expertise service and meeting the concern of every detail...

Thank you to each one of you for your help, thoughtfulness and expressions of love that did and will sustain and comfort me.

May God bless each one.

Bobbi Ruth Blinn
We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone that had a hand in the care of Gabe Dilick. To ... Bauer Funeral Home (special thanks to Mark Thompson).


The Dilick Family
We, the wife and family of Mike Coyle, would like to express our sincere thanks to the many wonderful friends and family members who made the anguish of losing Mike a little easier to bare. ... To the Bauer Family Funeral Home for going above and beyond during this difficult time. Please know that the outpouring of love, kindness and generosity means more than words can ever say.

Chrissy Coyle and the entire Coyle Family
To Jennifer and everyone at Bauer-Hillis,

Thank you so much for your kindness, helpfullness and respect during our time of sadness. You helped make a tragic, unexpected situation a little better. As overwhelming as things seemed to be in such a short time period, you were there to assist in ways never thought possible. We feel that everything turned out beautiful and it wouldn't have been possible without all of you. It was a pleasure meeting and working with all of you, although we wish it would have been under better circumstances. Thanks again for everything.

Jeff and Stephanie Zeiber, Jami Simpson
Dear Jennifer and staff,

Words can't express out deepest appreciation of the support and the services you provided for our mother's funeral. My sister and I were always comforted by knowing that you were there for every aspect of the viewings and details.

Barney Sanborn
Jennifer, Jason, Jack and Sue,

Words can't even begin to express how much we appreciate the blanket you had made of Chrissy and Mike and all that you did to make Mike's funeral so special and to help us all through this terrible time. It meant so much to have Mike and all of us in the hands of friends. Thanks so much.

Chrissy Coyle and the entire Coyle Family
Thank you for everything. Everyone worked so hard and compassionately to give my husand and children's father a beautiful send off.

Pearly Adams and the children of William Adams
Dear Jennifer,

I received a letter from Batesville with a certificate stating that a tree was planted in Ruth Ruby's memory. Thank you, again for all that you have done.

Judy Stockstill
Dear Josh,

I can't begin to thank you enough for the peace of mind you gave me. It was very easy for me to put you in charge of my mother's care and service. I feel you went above and beyond what was expected; you truly have a wonderful "gift." She looked beautiful!

Doretta Coon
Josh and Jennifer,

Just a note to thank you for everything you did. The viewing and service for Eric were wonderful. Everything went smoothly and I really didn't worry about what do or when to do it. You guys did a great job. You made a difficult time for our family a lot easier. Thank you!

The Eric Shoemaker Family
The death of a loved one leave a void no one can fill. You don't know which way to turn or what needs done and how to do it.

My family and I are so glad that we chose Bauer Funeral Home to handle our arrangements for my husband and father, Charles "Chuck" Lasher. He was a wonderful husband, father, pap and brother, and he deserved the best.

Josh Starr came the night my husband passed. He was very professional but still friendly. We met with Josh the next day to finalize arrangements for Chuck. What I thought would be a terrible ordeal was made bearable with Josh's knowledge and help.

Jack met us the day of the viewing and he too was very nice to us. You could tell he cared about you and wanted us to be comforatable through this.

Chuck looked very handsome; you did such a nice job. The flowers were arranged nicely and every now and then someone would come to ask me if I needed anything. That this true compassion and caring. I want to say there was not one thing I could say that wouldn't be good. You are all in the right business. Thank you for taking care of us! I will sing your praises to anyone that listens.

Norene Lasher, Mike Lasher, Tammy Reitler and Chuckie Lasher
Dear Jennifer and Jack,

Thank you for your many kindnesses when I lost Mom. It was such a stressful time that I doubt I could have gotten through it without your support and guidance. I appreciated everything you did, from picking up Mom's clothes to the final goodbye. I recently received a letter saying that you had a tree planted in her name. Thank you!

Ann Arnold
Thanks for making the Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead bus trips available to the community. They are a swell way to see different shows. I know I appreciate them and I'm quite sure all the ones who attend do too.

Mary Stahl
To the owners of the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Homes,

I thought I should take time to thank you for providing our community the opportunity to participate in the wonderful activities under the Steps Ahead program. I have been involved since the Rimersburg group was formed.

I also wish to express that Sandy and the other ladies are welcoming and very caring. When we travel with them we are made comfortable and any special needs are met. In my opinion, Sandy is very, very good at what she does.

Again, thanks to the Bauer-Hillis owners for giving back to our community in this way. God bless.

Kate Burke
Our heartfelt thanks to the many people who supported us during this time of sorrow. ... To the Bauer Funeral Home we are grateful for their unfailing support and caring for our family.

The Family of Lou Gispanski
To Jennifer and staff,

A sincere thank you to all of you for your caring and kindness to Sandy and me and all the extended family. You each made an emotional period in our lives less stressful and more bearable.

Jean Ferrara
Jennifer,

Thank you so much for everything you did for us in our time of sorrow. I know you think it's your job, but you went above and beyond to make us all comfortable and explained everything to us. You are amazing at your job. We still talk about how you treated us like family. I can't even begin to thank you for everything you did for us. We would never go anywhere else. Your staff was also top-notch and couldn't have been kinder.

Dave and Tammy Reitler and Family
Jennifer, Josh and Bobbi,

We just wanted to say thank you so very much for everything you did for us and our family when Jason passed away. You were all so wonderful to us and took very good care of us.

Dave, Robin, Annessa, Ed, Ashlyn and Brandy
Josh, Mark and Jennifer,

Your kind and compassionate care of my family was deeply appreciated. God bless you.

Helen Bash and Family
I just want to extend my thanks and appreciation to the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home staff for the comforting atmosphere as family and friends mourned the loss of Tyler Shreve at your funeral home.

I especially want to thank you for all the personal touches that added to the special characteristics which we all loved about Tyler. I'm sure he was looking down with a smile, thinking, "I look good" and "cool." The extra steps you took to go above and beyond were admired.

Thanks again for all you have done as we all grieve for Tyler.

Carisa Smith