History & Staff

Grace Funeral & Cremation Services was founded on the principle of providing truly personalized service for all of our client families. We provide a complete range of affordable services, including an extensive line of memorial products.  Kristan McNames has years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

We'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

Our History

Grace Funeral & Cremation Services opened its doors in June of 2009 in a storefront space in the former Colonial Village Mall.  After a decade, the business outgrew the location and relocated in October of 2019. The facility is modern, comfortable, completely remodeled and able to accommodate both large and small gatherings.  

We have human and pet crematories onsite, along with a beautiful gathering room for visitations and funeral services.  Additionally, we have a reception room for post service meals or informal funeral events.    

Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is the only female owned funeral home in the greater Rockford community.  Kristan McNames graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor Degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, and has 25 years of experience in the profession.  She is a resident of Loves Park, where she lives with her three boys; Nate (20), Gabe (17) and Eli (14); a reclusive calico cat named Thunderbug; a scrawny tiger striped cat named Sherman Peacock and a grouchy Blue Heeler, named Dingus.

When she's not a work, Kristan enjoys spending time with her boys and her best friends.  She also loves practicing yoga, attending Pilates classes, reading, embroidery, camping and sampling whiskey.  

Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is a member of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA), Cremation Association of North America (CANA), Winnebago Buy Local and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.

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