R.Greaves & Co

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R.Greaves & Co, Shropshire, funeral director in Shropshire R.Greaves & Co, Shropshire, funeral director in Shropshire R.Greaves & Co, Shropshire, funeral director in Shropshire

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Independent female run funeral director in Wem, who offer personal, compassionate and professional services throughout Shropshire.

Latest Verified Reviews

Alan Measor 21st Sep 2021

Very happy with the help and support I have received

Royden Thomas 18th Aug 2021

From the outset Rhian & Eleanor were very attentive, sympathetic and highly professional during what was a sad and difficult time. Eleanor was a great support and ensured that the process was as comfortable and easy as possible and fully supported myself, my father and family throughout the entire process and stated clearly what needed to happen. Everything was well organised including the recommended celebrant, Inga, who conducted and presented a very personalised service at the crematorium. The recommended florist made a beautiful 'Garden' spray for the coffin which my mother would have loved and truly represented her passion for gardening. There were thoughtful follow up calls and we were updated regularly. Thank you R. Greaves & Co for your sympathy and care.

Shelley Robinson 18th Jul 2021

Absolutely couldn’t fault the service provided by Eleanor. She directed Mums funeral and as expected everything went like clockwork. Eleanor instils confidence in you that everything will be sorted and communication was excellent. Would definitely recommend- can’t think of any improvements they could make. 

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
40 High St
Wem
Shropshire
SY4 5DG

About Us

Established in 2015, R. Greaves & Co is an independent, female owned and run funeral director in Wem, Shropshire.

Rhian Greaves has been a funeral director since 2002, and takes great pride in offering a personal, individually-tailored service, with nothing being too much trouble. She is professional and compassionate and will listen to your specific requests and make you feel as relaxed and in-control as possible. Your requirements will be taken care of with the utmost dignity and respect by a team of local specialists who care.

The entire staff is highly trained, and Rhian has a huge amount of knowledge of all areas of the funeral business, having covered military funerals, sea burials, motorbike and horse-drawn funerals, as well as humanist services, specialist repatriations and eco-friendly woodland burials.

The modern funeral home in Wem has recently been fully renovated and is a peaceful and comfortable place to discuss and arrange your loved one's funeral. The arrangement room has a feature stained glass window, and is fully accessible for disabled users. The Chapel of Rest has been dedicated by the local Church Of England Minister and provides a calm and intimate space for you to visit your loved one, and to say goodbye, or just reflect.

R Greaves & Co in Wem is open Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm, and by appointment on Saturdays. The phone is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so if you are in need, do get in touch, no matter the hour, and Rhian or one of her staff will be there to help

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Alan Measor 21st Sep 2021

    Very happy with the help and support I have received

  • 5 Royden Thomas 18th Aug 2021

    From the outset Rhian & Eleanor were very attentive, sympathetic and highly professional during what was a sad and difficult time. Eleanor was a great support and ensured that the process was as comfortable and easy as possible and fully supported myself, my father and family throughout the entire process and stated clearly what needed to happen. Everything was well organised including the recommended celebrant, Inga, who conducted and presented a very personalised service at the crematorium. The recommended florist made a beautiful 'Garden' spray for the coffin which my mother would have loved and truly represented her passion for gardening. There were thoughtful follow up calls and we were updated regularly. Thank you R. Greaves & Co for your sympathy and care.

  • 5 Shelley Robinson 18th Jul 2021

    Absolutely couldn’t fault the service provided by Eleanor. She directed Mums funeral and as expected everything went like clockwork. Eleanor instils confidence in you that everything will be sorted and communication was excellent. Would definitely recommend- can’t think of any improvements they could make. 

  • 5 Dihanne Price 18th Jun 2021

    After the death of my mother in law, a few years ago, we persuaded my parents to take out a prepaid funeral plan through Rhian. On the recent death of my father, it was much less stressful, knowing the funeral was paid for and he had a hand in the planning. I would highly recommend R Greaves & Co, at what is a very stressful and emotional time, Rhian's calm, understanding and "nothing is too much trouble" attitude is greatly appreciated. Rhian, many thanks for all your hard work. Dihanne Price (nee Glanville)

  • 5 Shirley Biddle 17th Jun 2021

    Rhian listened to our wishes, put us at ease, was friendly and professional.

  • 5 Corrinne Prince 7th Jun 2021

    Rhian exhibited a personal, attentive and pragmatic approach throughout. Her experience and professionalism was a source of great comfort to the family.

  • 5 Darryl Wright 24th May 2021

    Rian was amazing and helped me through a process at the most difficult time and nothing was too much trouble. A great service I would recommend

  • 5 Peter Witherspoon 11th Apr 2021

    Rhian is excellent in all aspects.

  • 5 Pamela Bostock 30th Mar 2021

    Rhian organised everything for mum’s funeral with the upmost professionalism, but also with a friendly and caring manner. Everything went smoothly which meant so much to all the family. We cannot thank her enough. Pam Bostock.

  • 5 Dorothy Heath 29th Mar 2021

    Absolutely excellent service, friendly and makes you feel warm and welcome 

  • 5 Robert Powis 27th Mar 2021

    Rhian was lovely and organised everything so you don’t need to concern yourselves once you have said what you want. Highly recommend xx

  • 5 Lindsey Guest 19th Mar 2021

    Very kind, caring and professional. I cannot thank Rhian and her team enough for her care at this very difficult time. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.

  • 5 Duncan Payne 17th Mar 2021

    Rhian got to my Dad before he was sick for the last time and knew his wishes for the funeral. The funeral went as planned and all his wishes were fulfilled. She followed up after the service. Watching the funeral on a webcast made all the difference as we were so far from the event and brought us closer. Well done!

  • 5 Howard Marshall 3rd Mar 2021

    I would recomend Rhian Greaves (The Lady Ùndertaker) in sad times of need. She provides a very professional, sensitive & personal service. I would recomend her service & support in such sad times of need. Howard Marshall.

  • 5 Susan Holland 12th Feb 2021

    Friendly, helpful ladies who made what could have been a distressing situation very easy to organise. Nothing was too much trouble for them & the Funeral Service went off very smoothly. Would certainly recommend them to other folk.

  • 5 Pauline Lee 25th Jan 2021

    Rhian Greaves is a wonderful support in the hardest of times always very professional and provides all the information and any extra she thinks we may need to know, which we found made us feel that we were in safe hands! Unfortunately my family has had to use the services provided twice in the last two years. Having said that We as a family would highly recommend Greaves funeral director and feel that it is Rhian herself who makes the experience the best one .

  • 5 Michael Everest 4th Jan 2021

     This was the first funeral I’ve had to arrange and  both Rhian and Eleanor made the whole experience bearable. Both were very kind, helpful and sympathetic.  Special mention must also go to the driver of the hearse who  got us to the crematorium during a heavy snow storm. Thank you all. 

  • 5 Lynne Grundy 13th Dec 2020

    A very caring lady, Could not be beaten on any count. Sadly it is the second time Rhean has helped me and my family during bereavement, both time she could not be faulted

  • 5 John Murray 13th Nov 2020

    Excellent professional service wonderful funeral arrangements nothing was. To much trouble. Would recommend 10/10

  • 5 Sue Roberts 6th Nov 2020

    Very professional and helpful. We used R Greaves for both my dad and mums funerals.

  • 5 Marilyn Chadwick 4th Nov 2020

    Very caring and understanding for my husbands funeral in these difficult times.  The whole family appreciate everything Rhian has done.

  • 5 Edward Esp 25th Oct 2020

    Rianne was extremely friendly, helpful and efficient with helping us plan our mothers funeral. It is such a difficult time and we had never done anything like this before. She  was so helpful and compassionate towards us. 

  • 5 Karen Payne 24th Oct 2020

    Service excellent, so much kindness shown in such sad times.

  • 5 Phil Rich 22nd Oct 2020

    Extra personal touch for an individual service, catering for all needs

  • 5 Kenneth Adams 18th Sep 2020

    Lovely, professional service from an independent lady funeral director. Rhian made us feel at ease & sorted everything smoothly for us. Claire, whom she recommended for our service was amazing. Our flowers arranged through Rhian were beautiful. Thoroughly recommend R Greaves & Co.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Online brochure

View all our products and services

Address
40 High St
Wem
Shropshire
SY4 5DG

Latest Verified Reviews

Alan Measor 21st Sep 2021

Very happy with the help and support I have received

Royden Thomas 18th Aug 2021

From the outset Rhian & Eleanor were very attentive, sympathetic and highly professional during what was a sad and difficult time. Eleanor was a great support and ensured that the process was as comfortable and easy as possible and fully supported myself, my father and family throughout the entire process and stated clearly what needed to happen. Everything was well organised including the recommended celebrant, Inga, who conducted and presented a very personalised service at the crematorium. The recommended florist made a beautiful 'Garden' spray for the coffin which my mother would have loved and truly represented her passion for gardening. There were thoughtful follow up calls and we were updated regularly. Thank you R. Greaves & Co for your sympathy and care.

Shelley Robinson 18th Jul 2021

Absolutely couldn’t fault the service provided by Eleanor. She directed Mums funeral and as expected everything went like clockwork. Eleanor instils confidence in you that everything will be sorted and communication was excellent. Would definitely recommend- can’t think of any improvements they could make. 

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