Three Generations of Local Funeral Homes


Three-Generation Family Business

Markwell Funeral Homes has served the Casey area since 1927 and Westfield IL since the mid 1950s. Led by three generations of Markwell family members, the business has been the preferred local funeral home for many decades. Jay was able to help George Greenwell, the second generation owner and funeral director of the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville, IL, to retire in 2008.

“George started working in the business at the front door at the age of 5 in a coat and tie. He was ready to not have to be on call anymore. He trusted us enough to hand over the keys, the phones, and the goodwill his family generated in the community for so many years. That trust meant a lot to me,” said Jay.

Preferred Local Funeral Homes

Our goal is to provide the best, personalized service available to grieving families through our highly dedicated and caring staff. With our years of experience, caring staff and unparalleled service, the names Markwell and Greenwell are synonymous with whom to trust as your family’s first choice when it comes to making funeral arrangements.

Markwell Funeral Homes partnered with the Midwest-based Premier Funeral Management Group, which specializes in working with local funeral businesses and providing them with management services that help relieve many of the organizational burdens of small business ownership.  The strategic relationship is focused on ensuring that Markwell Funeral Homes remains a locally managed and operated business and continues to provide its clients the highest level of quality service and support during their times of grief.   A core element of the relationship involves ongoing partnership and support – of the families the funeral home serves, of the community, and of Markwell’s valued employees and staff.

Unlike many funeral homes that were bought out by multi-national organizations, Markwell still has kinship at the heart of its mission. Our link to the Premier Funeral Management Group is a partnership into a family of other independent funeral homes, with the goal to provide self-reliant funeral home operators customized offerings based on individual businesses. While Premier does the behind-the-scenes operations, our staff is able to dedicate its full attention to the community. It’s not Wall Street or other corporations pulling the strings, but our brood.


To contact Markwell Funeral Home, call (217) 932-2131 or email

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