Isobel Whittaker Funeral Services

30 reviews

Independent Family Funeral Directors in Stone, providing families with a personal and compassionate service.

Latest Verified Reviews

Elaine Thompson 19th May 2024

I cannot speak highly enough about the personalised service we received from Isobel, she made a very sad time a little easier to bear . Nothing was too much trouble and she dealt with everything with compassion and empathy. I would recommend Isobel whole heartedly.

Annise Draper 15th May 2024

Andrew was very much loved Son who passed away at an early age. So we were extremely fragile trying to arrange his funeral. When we approached Isabella she immediately put us at ease she explained all options and gave us time to decide which way to go. Attention to detail was excellent and being available 24/7 she guided us through it all Andrews Mum and Dad Ann and John Draper

Philip Davis 13th May 2024

My Mum passed away on April 14th 2024 and from the moment Isobel took her into her care, both my Mum and our family were treated with such compassion and professionalism that we were all instantly reassured that the final journey of her life would be as special as she was. Isobel was so supportive through every step of this journey as we had no experience of preparing for a funeral and she was so informative providing us with so many options we had no idea were available. The most important was the availability of The Olde Chapel in Etruria were we held the funeral instead of the usual cremation facilities. The fact that Isobel is a keen supporter of local independent businesses such as celebrants, florists, caterers and places to have the funeral service was key to us having all our requirements met and providing our Mum with a true celebration of her life. The mix of traditional and modern aspects to her funeral made it a wonderful day of celebration. Those who attended the service of celebration were so impressed by the attention to details that Isobel and her team showed from the beginning of the service to the final farewell. No words can express how much we appreciated all that Isobel did for us. Isobel is one of the most wonderful people we have met and we will be forever grateful for everything she did to ensure our Mum's final journey was so memorable which has allowed us all to grieve as a family whilst celebrating her life. The support Isobel offered was fabulous, we never felt any question was to small and any worries we had Isobel sorted or reassured us that it would be fine. We would recommend Isobel Whittaker to anyone knowing that she would go above and beyond to ensure that everyone in her care if treated with such compassion. Thank you again Isobel you are an incredible person and provide excellent funeral services.

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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

60 Pirehill Ln
Walton
Stone
Staffordshire
ST15 0JN

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01785 904453

About Us

Isobel Whittaker Funeral Services are an Independent Family Funeral Directors in Stone, who opened to care for the community in February 2022.

Isobel and James Whittaker are husband and wife owners. Isobel is the funeral director having worked in the funeral profession for over 7 years before deciding to open an independent business following the COVID lockdowns.

Isobel understands that funerals are incredibly personal, so every little detail will be built around you and your family. Every request can be catered for, whether it is big or small. If you are unsure about what you would like, Isobel and James can show you a huge range of traditional and alternative options. The funeral can be as traditional or as modern as you feel is best for your loved one and family.

Isobel and her staff are fully independent and are available 24/7, 365 days a year. The company is a member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors and soon to be members of SAIF.

Isobel Whittaker Funeral Services in Stone never forget a family and are dedicated to caring for your loved one. Please call to find out more about the services they provide and begin planning the perfect funeral.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Elaine Thompson 19th May 2024

    I cannot speak highly enough about the personalised service we received from Isobel, she made a very sad time a little easier to bear . Nothing was too much trouble and she dealt with everything with compassion and empathy. I would recommend Isobel whole heartedly.

  • 5 Annise Draper 15th May 2024

    Andrew was very much loved Son who passed away at an early age. So we were extremely fragile trying to arrange his funeral. When we approached Isabella she immediately put us at ease she explained all options and gave us time to decide which way to go.
    Attention to detail was excellent and being available 24/7 she guided us through it all
    Andrews Mum and Dad Ann and John Draper

  • 5 Philip Davis 13th May 2024

    My Mum passed away on April 14th 2024 and from the moment Isobel took her into her care, both my Mum and our family were treated with such compassion and professionalism that we were all instantly reassured that the final journey of her life would be as special as she was. Isobel was so supportive through every step of this journey as we had no experience of preparing for a funeral and she was so informative providing us with so many options we had no idea were available. The most important was the availability of The Olde Chapel in Etruria were we held the funeral instead of the usual cremation facilities. The fact that Isobel is a keen supporter of local independent businesses such as celebrants, florists, caterers and places to have the funeral service was key to us having all our requirements met and providing our Mum with a true celebration of her life. The mix of traditional and modern aspects to her funeral made it a wonderful day of celebration. Those who attended the service of celebration were so impressed by the attention to details that Isobel and her team showed from the beginning of the service to the final farewell. No words can express how much we appreciated all that Isobel did for us. Isobel is one of the most wonderful people we have met and we will be forever grateful for everything she did to ensure our Mum's final journey was so memorable which has allowed us all to grieve as a family whilst celebrating her life. The support Isobel offered was fabulous, we never felt any question was to small and any worries we had Isobel sorted or reassured us that it would be fine. We would recommend Isobel Whittaker to anyone knowing that she would go above and beyond to ensure that everyone in her care if treated with such compassion. Thank you again Isobel you are an incredible person and provide excellent funeral services.

  • 5 Karen Philcox 20th Apr 2024

    What a fantastic service from Izzy. At such a sad time, she guided and supported us in every way. Always highly professional, courteous, and gentle at all times. She was simply fantastic, and I couldn't have managed without her. Willing to go that extra mile, Izzy allowed our grandson, Jack who is only 11, to play an active role in his great grannies funeral. I will always be very grateful for that. Izzy was so kind before, during and after our experience. Always a willing listener offering sound timely advice, and so very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her services.

  • 5 Paul Wheeler 2nd Apr 2024

    The service Isobel and her team provided was faultless and helped at a difficult time. Always available to answer any questions and arranged everthing as requested. The day of the funeral went smoothly with a perfect service.

  • 5 James Shaw 24th Mar 2024

    I cannot praise Isobel and her team enough. From our first meeting to the day of the actual funeral her calming manner and professional service, not to mention her sense of humour made a difficult time not only bearable but genuinely uplifting - I knew my mum was in safe hands and we could plan the send-off that she deserved. Thank you Izzy!

  • 5 David Wells 16th Mar 2024

    Thank you to Isobel and her team who lead a thoughtful and sensitive service throughout. Highly recommended. 

  • 5 Sam Wood 12th Feb 2024

    Isobel is so caring and guided us through the process of everything that needed to happen following the unexpected death of my husband. She has such a gentle approach to such a difficult job and is there for you any time of the day, literally if you have any questions or you need support. I, and my family, cannot recommend Isobel highly enough for her compassion and support during such a difficult time, she, and her staff really did make a massive impact on us all.

  • 5 Derek Reeves 29th Jan 2024

    Isobel was very supportive and professional throughout the whole process from the planning meeting before Dad passed away through to dealing with his eventual passing a few weeks later. Isobel took ownership of the whole process during this difficult time,from arranging Alison Long the celebrant to ordering the black horses and horse drawn hearse to liaising with the Seven Stars, Brocton for the wake. 
     She offered her phone number for any calls of concern that were bothering us at any time of the day or night.
      The service itself was lovely, the orders of service looking professional and little touches such as remembrance candles and packets of tissues for the immediate family showed how much thought had gone into the process.
     Isobel was a rock during this very emotional time and we would thoroughly recommend her services. Thank you Isobel.

  • 5 Joe Cooper 29th Jan 2024

    With it being my first time dealing with a funeral on my own and having learning difficulties myself, isobel whittaker was amazing she guided me through every step with the planning and service, I could not be more thankful.

  • 5 Sharon Boult 5th Jan 2024

    We as a family can not thank Izzy enough for how she has supported us through such a difficult time. She remained professional throughout but was also friendly and was there for us no matter what time of the day. 

    Thank you so much Izzy. 

  • 5 Joshua Ball 10th Dec 2023

    Izzy, was truly amazing. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and went above and beyond to ensure that everything went smoothly and ours wishes honoured. Her professionalism and compassion were greatly appreciated, and there is no one I could recommend more. Thank you Izzy.

  • 5 Michael Smith 29th Oct 2023

    Isobell has gone beyond and above to support myself at such a difficult time...At all time's isobell has remaind professional,respectful, but most off all been comforting and reassuring through out the whole process...I would very highly recommend isobell...

  • 5 Margaret Elkin 15th Oct 2023

    What can I say about this wonderful lady. Isobel,s attention to detail and kindness is beyond compare . Having a conversation with her regarding my late husbands life she clearly understood how much farming had ment to him. Without any prompting she had a gorgeous cow engraved on his plaque for the coffin . All the Pall bearers wore fresian cow pins in keeping with what we were going to wear. She does everything from the heart . Nothing is too much trouble.

  • 5 Norma Lockett 18th Sep 2023

    So kind and thoughtful at such a sad time, isobel went beyond the limit to make arrangements as easy as possible and on the day she was a great support

  • 5 Rachel Wilson 17th Aug 2023

    The care that we as a family received from Izzy over this really awful period was wonderful. My beautiful Mum's funeral was flawless. During her visit to us I made a passing comment regarding flowers that Mum had had in her wedding bouquet. On the day of the funeral, there they were in Mum's arrangement. This small gesture absolutely blew me away and proved that she listens and takes notice of even the tiniest details, which make a huge difference to those who are grieving.
    I cannot recommend Isobel highly enough, her care, compassion and general loveliness goes above and beyond. This is not "just a job" for her.
    Thank you again Izzy, I will be forever grateful.
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    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Rachel. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, and thank you for choosing me to look after your Mum x
  • 5 William Kirkland 25th Jun 2023

    Isobel was an absolute gem - what a find! From the first time we spoke by phone and her visit to my home I knew that I was in good hands. All the way through the procedure and up to the day of the funeral she was always available to give support and comfort. Her recommendation of Kate Moran as the celebrant was just brilliant and was a perfect fit for the type of service that my late wife would have wanted. All the guests who attended said what a beautiful event it was, especially the photographic tribute set to music. She also arranged a web cast, which enabled family members in Finland, and other guests who couldn't attend, to watch the service live. So if you want a personal, yet truly professional, service don't go anywhere else. The full house of 5 star reviews speaks for itself and I wish this young company every success in the future. Well done Izzy!

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you so much for your lovely words, Bill. It was an honour to look after Margit and it was a pleasure to meet you. Wishing you all the best!
  • 5 Emma Spice 23rd Jun 2023

    Isobel was just phenomenal, this was our Grandfather’s funeral, and when I say ‘our’ I mean that he was Isobel’s Grandfather too. Despite the obvious emotional attachment that she had, she still operated with the highest level of professionalism and the support that she provided to us as a family was immeasurable.

    I have never seen the level of detail and care that Isobel provided before. She was simply amazing.

    Thank you Isobel for supporting us all through this awful time.

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you so much for your kind words, Emma. IT was an honour to look after our wonderful Grandad and we will remember and love him always!
  • 5 John Hartley 9th Apr 2023

    A fantastic service from this young woman. She took all the stress out of what was an extremely sad time following the death of my wife 2 weeks before our 55th wedding anniversary. She guided me through all the options and offered a 24/7 contact phone number. Any changes I wanted to make were done without fuss. Nothing was too much trouble. The funeral itself was beautifully presented and I felt I was in control the whole time, guided by Isobel. I would not hesitate to recommend this young company to anyone.

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you for your kind words, John. It was an honour to look after Joan and your family. Thinking of you
  • 5 Pippa Yule 30th Mar 2023

    I highly recommend Isobel. She listened to me and guided me through at such a difficult time. Isobel went the extra mile and with her help I was able to give my mother a very personal service which is what I’d wanted for mum. 

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you for choosing me to look after your family and your Mum, and thank you for the kind review, Pippa x
  • 5 Alison-Jane Buckley 17th Feb 2023

    At a time when our heads were all over the place Isobel was there giving support and guidance. She impressed us all not only with the empathy she showed but also how organised and efficient she and her team were. The care she took with mum and the respect she showed her gave us reassurance. What really makes Isobel's service stand out is the personal attention she gives to the family both before and after the funeral.

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It was a privilege to look after your Mum and your family. Take care x
  • 5 John Stokes 11th Feb 2023

    A real professional and attentive personal service by Isobel and her staff made a very difficult day so much easier
    We could not have made a better choice 5 stars
    Thank you

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you for your lovely words, John and for choosing me to look after your family. Take care
  • 5 Clare Neeson 13th Jan 2023

    Isobel was amazing at the most horrendous time, nothing was too much trouble and she went above and beyond for our family. Our Dad meant the world to us and Isobel did everything she could to make everything that needed doing easier and uncomplicated. We will always be grateful.

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you so much for the lovely review Clare! It was an honour to look after your Dad and you all as a family. Take care x
  • 5 Andrew Smith 5th Jan 2023

    Absolutely fantastic could not of asked for any more from Izzy and Kate they took care of everything and all went like clockwork from start to finish could not thank them enough.

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you for your kind words, Andrew. Wishing you and your family all the best now and in the future
  • 5 Clive Boult 21st Oct 2022

    What can I say, Izzy and her team have been absolutely amazing. Izzy took the stress out of the whole process. She made the day of the funeral something truly special, mum would have loved it, all of the guests said how brilliant everything was. Izzy suggested things we wouldn't have thought about that added that really personal touch.
    A truly personal service, they go way beyond all expectations.
    Sincere thanks to you all.

    Isobel Whittaker replied
    Thank you so much for your kind words, Clive. It was an honour to look after your Mum and you as a family. Take care x

Address
60 Pirehill Ln
Walton
Stone
Staffordshire
ST15 0JN

Open map

Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Elaine Thompson 19th May 2024

I cannot speak highly enough about the personalised service we received from Isobel, she made a very sad time a little easier to bear . Nothing was too much trouble and she dealt with everything with compassion and empathy. I would recommend Isobel whole heartedly.

Annise Draper 15th May 2024

Andrew was very much loved Son who passed away at an early age. So we were extremely fragile trying to arrange his funeral. When we approached Isabella she immediately put us at ease she explained all options and gave us time to decide which way to go. Attention to detail was excellent and being available 24/7 she guided us through it all Andrews Mum and Dad Ann and John Draper

Philip Davis 13th May 2024

My Mum passed away on April 14th 2024 and from the moment Isobel took her into her care, both my Mum and our family were treated with such compassion and professionalism that we were all instantly reassured that the final journey of her life would be as special as she was. Isobel was so supportive through every step of this journey as we had no experience of preparing for a funeral and she was so informative providing us with so many options we had no idea were available. The most important was the availability of The Olde Chapel in Etruria were we held the funeral instead of the usual cremation facilities. The fact that Isobel is a keen supporter of local independent businesses such as celebrants, florists, caterers and places to have the funeral service was key to us having all our requirements met and providing our Mum with a true celebration of her life. The mix of traditional and modern aspects to her funeral made it a wonderful day of celebration. Those who attended the service of celebration were so impressed by the attention to details that Isobel and her team showed from the beginning of the service to the final farewell. No words can express how much we appreciated all that Isobel did for us. Isobel is one of the most wonderful people we have met and we will be forever grateful for everything she did to ensure our Mum's final journey was so memorable which has allowed us all to grieve as a family whilst celebrating her life. The support Isobel offered was fabulous, we never felt any question was to small and any worries we had Isobel sorted or reassured us that it would be fine. We would recommend Isobel Whittaker to anyone knowing that she would go above and beyond to ensure that everyone in her care if treated with such compassion. Thank you again Isobel you are an incredible person and provide excellent funeral services.

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