Gilbert-Boman Funeral Homes

9 2nd Ave E
Albia, Iowa 52531
Monroe County
(641) 932-5197

Check with Gilbert-Boman Funeral Homes about which type of funeral services and products the funeral home, mortuary or memorial chapel provide at their Albia, Iowa location.

Contact the Gilbert-Boman Funeral Homes Funeral Director to ensure the services they provide match your personal needs. Call the Funeral Director at (641) 932-5197.

If there is a religious preference, make sure that Gilbert-Boman Funeral Homes can accommodate your religious practices before, during and after the funeral ceremony and at any graveside service.



The Gilbert-Boman Funeral Homes is one of the funeral homes in Albia, Iowa. Listed below are other funeral homes, memorial chapels, mortuaries, and funeral service providers in Albia, Iowa and Monroe County.

Albia, Iowa Obituaries and News
Mary Carter Obituary February 27, 2006

Mary Stoops Carter, 65, died February 28, 2006 at Knoxville Area Community Hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present, at the Gilbert-Boman Funeral Home in Bussey, IA. Memorials may be made to the family. (obitsforlife.com)

The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 5 November 22, 2004

Funeral services will be 1 0:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 23 at the Gilbert-Boman Funeral Home in Albia, IA. Burial will be in the Russell Cemetery in Russell. IA. ANNA PSHONIK Polk City Graveside services for Anna Pshonik, 85, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday ... (www.newspapers.com)

E. Dean Helmick April 11, 2004

Dean Helmick, 68, of Keokuk died Friday ... be held on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk. There will be no funeral service in Keokuk. A visitation at the Gilbert-Boman Funeral Home in Moravia, will be held on Wednesday from ... (The Daily Gate City)

Harold Belzer January 11, 2004

Albia, Iowa — Services for Harold Belzer ... She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Jerry, Lawrence, Kan.; and three grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Gilbert-Boman Funeral Home. The family will receive ... (LJWORLD)

The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 31 April 09, 2003

Ser-lv.y' vices will be 10:30 a.m. IA Li Saturday ... April 11 at Hamilton's Funeral Home. DORCAS VER PLOEG Albia Dorcas Ver Ploeg, 94, died April 8, 2003. Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday at Gilbert-Boman Funeral Home, Albia, with burial in Woodlawn ... (www.newspapers.com)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
WANT TO SIGN A COMMENT FOR DECEASED JAMES HUCK CANT FIND ONE TO SIGN ON LINE
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Ames, Iowa
My parents passed away recently. We used stevens funeral home both times. For my fathers memorial they rushed us and cut the memorial short by 35 minutes. People showed up after we were rushed out of there... They didnt allow people to get up and speak about my father because they were in such a hurry for us to leave early. We paid ahead of time for burial of the urns... After 3 months there is still no name on the burial site, even though plaques were paid for ahead of time.... Wish we would have gone elsewhere! Very unhappy! Also the building is very small and not well set up to have a funeral.
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Horrible, devastating experience. Wish they had negative marks for funeral directors.
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Homewood, Illinois
Please see 'Tews Funeral Home' review. These two funeral homes are owned & operated by the same person, Mike Ryan. ** please read my review **
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Battle Creek, Michigan
My father passed in July. When the funeral home directors came to collect his remains, I informed them that I – as next of kin – should be consulted regarding the arrangements, as opposed to my stepsister. The following day my husband and I went to the funeral home to finalize arrangements for my father’s services. The director assigned to us, Andrew Emerson, told us that my stepsister had the authority, through legal documents, to make all the decisions regarding my father’s services. After having been asked to produce those papers, he consulted with his supervisor and returned with a Durable Power of Attorney appointing my stepsister as my father’s agent. He told us that his supervisor reviewed the document, and the document did NOT apply to the funeral arrangements. (The document includes “However, the POA ceases at the moment of the death of the principal.”) All through the discussion regarding the arrangements, Mr. Emerson kept referring to my stepsister. I told him very clearly that what my stepsister had proposed had no bearing on the matter, and further, that my stepsister’s family should make arrangements for a separate memorial service, because the funeral was to be a quiet remembrance for my father’s biological family and friends. Mr. Emerson offered to contact my stepsister regarding my wishes, and I accepted. The following day I spoke with Mr. Emerson. He told me he had contacted my stepsister and that she understood the arrangements were out of her hands, and that my stepsister said her family would be attending the funeral. I informed Mr. Emerson that attendance was unacceptable, and that I would inform my stepsister personally so that the information would be accurately conveyed. I left a very clear message on my stepsister’s voicemail that the funeral was for my father’s biological family and friends, and suggested that my stepsister’s family conduct a separate memorial service. In that way, she could have total control over the arrangements at her services, and there would not be any drama at my father’s funeral. I know my stepsister received the information, because her niece commented on the matter to my son via Facebook. When the pastor I selected as officiate came to visit, he told me he had visited with my stepsister regarding the services. Why my stepsister was informed of my choice of officiate is beyond my understanding. Throughout our conversation, it became clear that my stepsister had given him information regarding the relationship between her and me that was irrelevant to the situation. In the end, the eulogy revolved around my stepsister’s family, and the pastor stumbled awkwardly over the information I provided to give comfort to my aunts and uncles. This would not have happened had the funeral home not provided information to my stepsister. When my family and I arrived at the funeral home the day of the services, I found the chapel full of items brought by my stepsister. I informed Mr. Emerson that most of those items were to be removed. At that point, Mr. Emerson informed me that my stepsister’s family would be attending the services. Another employee of the funeral home inserted herself into the conversation and told me I could not pick and choose who could attend the funeral, because I didn’t specify that the services were to be private. At no point during the planning stage did anyone at the funeral home advise me of the possibility of making the services private! Next, Mr. Emerson told me three persons would be delivering tributes to my father. This was the first time I had been informed of this decision. At the end of the services, I had planned to announce that friends and family were welcome to attend a dinner in my father’s honor at a local restaurant. Because of all the last minute surprises, I was at a loss for how to make the announcement, and there was confusion on the part of the pastor and Mr. Emerson as to who was to make the announcement. As a result, there were twelve people attending an affair arranged for 40 people. Due to the circumstances, it was necessary for me to pay as though all 40 were in attendance. (The restaurant did give me a slight discount due to the lack of attendees.) The appreciation cards provided for mailing after the services referenced only “friends” – nothing about family. I was not consulted on the selection of sentiments in the card. I believe funeral home put my stepsister’s wishes above mine because the president of the company (although now deceased?) used to be a neighbor of my stepsister, and his daughter, who also works at the company, was a playmate of my stepsister when she was young.
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