Selected Independent Funeral Homes Celebrates 100 Years And Hosts 99th Annual Meeting In Chicago

Selected Independent Funeral Homes will host its 99th Annual Meeting at Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago, Sept. 10-13, 2017. This year also represents a significant milestone year as it marks the 100th anniversary of the association.

“We may be celebrating a century of excellence,” said Neil O’Connor, President of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. “But more importantly we also are laying the foundation for the future of funeral service and that is evident in the educational content and progressive topics covered at this year’s Annual Meeting.” 

In addition to the usual offering of inspirational speakers, impactful sessions, and fun activities, this year’s meeting also will feature numerous displays including a photo gallery and museum cases of memorabilia from members and friends, depicting the association’s history and highlights.

A special Centennial Website will be revealed to members, providing a historical timeline with photos and stories shared by members. A Share Your Story station will be in place during the meeting to provide members the opportunity to submit their stories to the website.

Members having achieved 100 years of continuous membership will receive unique historical plaques and be inducted into the newly created Selected Century Club. For more information, visit or call 800-323-4219.