Updates

UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

As of SEPTEMBER 26, 2020, following Governor Holcomb's Phase 5, INDIANA moved to its final phase of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Wayne County, funeral homes are now allowed to BE OPEN AT 100%. Everyone is requested to wear a mask within the funeral home OR PLACE OF SERVICE and ALSO AT A CEMETERY. social distancing is STRONGLY encouraged. The funeral home will be sanitized regularly.

In order to include family and friends who are unable to travel or those at a higher risk, Doan & Mills has the capability to record or live-stream services in the funeral home and at the graveside. The recording can be placed on a DVD for the family or placed on our website for the public.

We are here to help you honor your loved one and will do whatever we can to creatively help you journey through these difficult times. As always, our Doan & Mills staff is here to serve you, your family and friends, and our community.


UPDATE AS OF JUNE 12, 2020

As of JUNE 12, 2020, following Governor Holcomb's Phase 4, Wayne County funeral homes are now allowed to have up to 250 rotating people gather in the funeral home for a visitation and up to 250 people gather for a funeral. This will now allow services to be public. A family may still prefer private services with a limited number of invited attendees, in order to keep the family’s exposure at a minimum. For a graveside service at a cemetery, 250 people are allowed to gather at the graveside with additional people in cars. Doan & Mills does have an FM transmitter, so the service can be broadcast on the car radios near the service.

Everyone is requested to wear a mask within the funeral home and social distancing is encouraged. The funeral home will be sanitized regularly.

In order to include family and friends who are unable to travel or those at a higher risk, Doan & Mills has the capability to record or live-stream services in the funeral home and at the graveside. The recording can be placed on a DVD for the family or placed on our website for the public.

We are here to help you honor your loved one and will do whatever we can to creatively help you journey through these difficult times. As always, our Doan & Mills staff is here to serve you, your family and friends, and our community.



UPDATE AS OF MAY 22, 2020

As of May 22, 2020, following Governor Holcomb's Phase 3, Wayne County funeral homes are now allowed to have 100 rotating people gather in the funeral home for a visitation and 100 people gather for a funeral. This will now allow services to be public. A family may still prefer private services with a limited number of invited attendees, in order to keep the family’s exposure at a minimum. For a graveside service at a cemetery, 100 people are allowed to gather at the graveside with additional people in cars. Doan & Mills does have an FM transmitter, so the service can be broadcast on the car radios near the service.

Everyone is required to wear a mask within the funeral home and social distancing is encouraged. The funeral home will be sanitized regularly.

In order to include family and friends who are unable to travel or those at a higher risk, Doan & Mills has the capability to record or live-stream services in the funeral home and at the graveside. The recording can be placed on a DVD for the family or placed on our website for the public.

We are here to help you honor your loved one and will do whatever we can to creatively help you journey through these difficult times. As always, our Doan & Mills staff is here to serve you, your family and friends, and our community.

UPDATE AS OF May 4, 2020

As of May 4, 2020, following Governor Holcomb's Plan, Wayne County funeral homes are now allowed to have 25 rotating people gather in the funeral home for a visitation and 25 people gather for a funeral. Doan & Mills Funeral Home would still suggest that visitations and funerals be private for family and a limited number of invited attendees, in order to keep the family’s exposure at a minimum. For a graveside service at a cemetery, 25 people are allowed to gather at the graveside with additional people in cars. Doan & Mills does have an FM transmitter, so the service can be broadcast on the car radios near the service.

In order to include additional friends, family who are unable to travel, or those at a higher risk, Doan & Mills has the capability to record or live-stream services in the funeral home and at the graveside. The recording can be placed on a DVD for the family or placed on our website for the public.

During these difficult times, please keep in mind that as your family gathers for smaller services, our staff is here to also help you plan public services to honor your loved one in the near future. Our options now are a little limited, but we will do whatever we can to creatively help you journey through these difficult times. As always, our Doan & Mills staff is here to serve you, your family and friends, and our community.


UpDATES AS OF ApRIL 23, 2020

As of April 22, 2020, Dr. David Jetmore, the Wayne County Health Officer, has lifted his previous Wayne County restrictions. Wayne County funeral homes are now allowed to have 10 rotating people gather in the funeral home for a visitation and 10 people gather for a funeral. Doan & Mills Funeral Home would still suggest that visitations and funerals be private for family and a limited number of invited attendees, in order to keep the family’s exposure at a minimum. For a graveside service at a cemetery, 10 people are allowed to gather at the graveside with additional people in cars. Doan & Mills does have an FM transmitter, so the service can be broadcast on the car radios near the service.

In order to include additional friends, family who are unable to travel, or those at a higher risk, Doan & Mills has the capability to record or live-stream services in the funeral home and at the graveside. The recording can be placed on a DVD for the family or placed on our website for the public.

During these difficult times, please keep in mind that as your family gathers for smaller services, our staff is here to also help you plan public services to honor your loved one in the near future. Our options now are a little limited, but we will do whatever we can to creatively help you journey through these difficult times. As always, our Doan & Mills staff is here to serve you, your family and friends, and our community.


UPDates AS OF April 9, 2020

The new restrictions in the order include:

  • All those living or working within Wayne County should wear protective face masks when in public places;
  • All social and country clubs are to be closed;
  • Those businesses still open to the public should ensure their occupancy rate is at or below 25 percent of their approved total capacity;
  • Businesses with checkout lanes should close every other one;
  • Businesses that sell food and beverages should encourage employees and patrons to wear face masks or coverings and should refrain from offering any self-serve food and/or beverage;
  • Employees expected to move carts that customers use should be offered personal protective equipment and the carts should be cleaned and sanitized before each use;
  • Businesses should frequently clean and sanitize all high-touch surfaces, including point-of-sale touch screens and gas pump handles;
  • Gas stations should post at all pumps signs that tell customers to sanitize their hands before and after use;
  • Travel on Roseview Transit will be free until April 20, and any bus passes purchased in April will be good through May 31; and
  • The Richmond Landfill only will be open to the general public from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The landfill will keep its normal hours for businesses deemed to be essential by the state.

The joint order is the second issued by the county and city since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the community. The first came on March 20 when it was ordered for employers to reduce their in-building workforce, citizens were told to stop all "non-essential interaction" and a Level 2 travel advisory was put in place, among other things.

UPDATES AS OF MARCH 25, 2020

As of March 25, 2020, the Wayne County Health Department has notified us that there are to be NO gatherings or services at all in the funeral home. The only type of service allowed at this time is a graveside service of no more than 5 people (including a minister).

We will continue to do all we can to help families make arrangements from a distance. We are hopeful that memorial visitations and memorial services will be allowed in the near future to honor those who have passed during this crisis.

Please know that we are available by phone to help you in any way possible.


Updates for march 19, 2020

Per our Wayne County Health Department, a directive has been issued that all in-person funeral services for the public are suspended until further notice. All public services should be conducted via web-based services. Per the CDC and the Wayne County Health Department guidelines, we currently are to allow no more than 5 people in a single area at a time. However, please know that we are using technology creatively. There also can be a public memorial visitation or memorial service after the restrictions are lifted.

We continue taking care of the deceased, making arrangements with a family, going to the cemetery for burial, and having cremations done. We will do whatever we can to help your family at this difficult time. Please know that we will continue to serve our community to the best of our ability, as we have for many years. Please be safe and be diligent.