A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Get to know our caring team
Patti Thomas Hushon joined Harkins in early 1994 and with her experience in compassionate care at our funeral home, she launched an infant program years ago. Within the last 3 years, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center offered for our funeral home to join their infant loss program. Patti was eager to join and offer our complimentary services. She has assisted numerous times and began going into the mother's room to receive the infant into her arms thus avoiding the baby being transferred to any other place in the hospital.
In April of 2019, the Gone Too Soon program began helping families/parents with their losses at GBMC. Recently, Gone Too Soon has been helping familes that work with Gilchrist Hospice For Children.
Stefi Murray Croff joined the Gone Too Soon program in July 2019, having a background of nursing in many aspects from hospital to manager of an in home care service to hospice to private duty. Her smile and genuine love for people has been shown to many individuals over 40+ years. Stefi is involved in community service helping to provide food, clothing and services to those in need. She has a program called "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" that provides help at Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. Stefi got involved with the "Gone to Soon" program since she can relate personally - losing an infant at 14 weeks and her daughter, Arkia Nicole Croff at 34 years. This program is her way of healing; giving back love and compassion to those who are going through this time of grief. GOD' s grace and mercy…
AnneMarie “Ree” Battis is a Certified Natural Health Professional and Aromatherapist who focuses on an integrative approach to wellness coaching by using natural solutions such as whole food nutrition, doTERRA pure essential oils, BEMER BioEnergy Therapy and Lymphatic technique and much more. AnneMarie uses prayer, meditation, and intuition along with her knowledge about natural health to educate her clients about the interconnectedness of the systems in the human body. The mind-body-spirit connection is interwoven and creates the whole person.
Clare Senkbeil Compher – is a dedicated member of the Gone Too Soon program bringing her soothing spirit and faith in Christian love and support in caring for the little ones and
their families. She and her husband own/operate a landscape business where she donates succulent gardens that some families receive during their reflection/funeral service for their baby. Clare’s compassion for those who are hurting in this unforgettable journey never ceases.