Funeral Home Customer Testimonials


Here’s a glimpse of what patrons think of Markwell’s funeral home services:



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

“The staff were all very professional and caring. I appreciated all their assistance and true sympathy for the family.”

“My family truly appreciates all of the work that was performed for us by the staff at Markwell’s. Jay Markwell is such a professional. Every funeral director should use Jay as a model as to how to handle a funeral.”

“We have received the book in memory or our son. Words cannot express the depth of our grief, but we feel so blessed to have over 50 years of treasured memories. You and your staff did a great job with the service!”


“A moment to be treasured! Thank you so much!”

“On behalf of our family, we want you to know how much we appreciate your professional and personal help with all of the arrangements for the service. We were pleasantly surprised for the beautiful tapestry and that was a wonderful thing to do for our family. Thank you so much for that.”

“Dear Dee and Jay, Thank you so much for everything!”

“We want to sincerely thank you for your wonderful care and compassion you showed our family at the time of our loss. Dee, the help you provided with insurance and paperwork was greatly appreciated. You are the very best! The service was very pleasing to the family. Thank you!”

“Thank you for your generous donation of bottled water during our time of celebrating the 100th year anniversary of our church building. It was greatly appreciated.”

“I want to offer a personal note of thanks for the care, compassion and professional attention to detail that helped me and my sisters through the process of our mother’s funeral and burial. As you are all certainly aware, the grieving for a loved one is a long and hard journey. At least we can be comforted by knowing that mom’s final arrangements were handled with dignity and respect, and most importantly, as she would have wanted. I thank you with all my heart.”

“Thank you so much for being so helpful in planning my mother’s visitation and funeral. You make things easy for families by taking care of everything down to every last detail. I don’t know how you do it, but she looked just like she used to years ago and I thank you for that.”

“Dear Dee, Jay and Philip,

Just wanted to say thanks for all you guys did. Not just for the ceremony, but for all of the advice that was given to help me out. I really couldn’t have done it without you guys. Also, thanks to Dee for keeping everything in order for me, and for always being there to talk.”

“Jay and Team,
A sincere thanks for the comfort, caring and detail you put into Dad’s service. We couldn’t have asked for a more special tribute to his life…”

“Dear Markwell Staff,
Our gratitude to you for all your professionalism and assistance in all of Mom’s arrangements. Those difficult days went very smoothly thanks to your expertise.”

“We appreciated all your support, services and your genuine concerns in making this difficult time more bearable. Everything went so smoothly and your staff did an excellent job of communicating and processing all the paperwork to ease our minds.”

“Thank you for wonderful funeral services you provided for my father. I appreciated your professionalism and help during this difficult process.”

“Thank you so much for taking such good care of Mom after she passed away. From driving up in the middle of the night to take her back to Casey; to the rearranging of your schedule so we could have the funeral on that Friday; to making my nephews feel comfortable when they were asking about the casket and Mom, everything was greatly appreciated. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!”

“Thank you for all you have done for me and my family at the passing of my mother. Your compassion and patience with us in our grief was so comforting.”

“Wanted to send a special thank you for all you did (and your staff) for Mom’s arrangements. You all went above and beyond…as usual! May you all be blessed for the lives you touch at often the hardest moments in their life!”

“Thank you so much for the Life Tribute Tapestry. What a nice remembrance for us. Thanks again for doing such a good job with everything. Once again we were very pleased.”

“Thank you for making this process so much easier on us. Jay, I know my dad really enjoyed you and your kindness.”

“What a wonderful service for our Uncle. He looked great. I appreciated what you have done for our family all these years.”

“We received the memorial book for Mom. It was such a great comfort to have you handling everything. It’s nice to see how much support she had from her hometown.”

“Thank you to you and Dee for all the wonderful things and kind words before, during and since our family member’s passing. We love you guys!”

“You made the process of planning the funeral easier. Dee did a wonderful job completing the write up of the obit notice. There were many comments on how well written it was. We all felt that everything progressed smoothly. Please accept our heartfelt thank you.”

“Philip and Dee: A heartfelt word of thanks and much gratitude for all you did to help and guide us through my mother’s funeral arrangements and for the wonderful service. You both made a very difficult task much easier and were so very kind and helpful to us.”

“Dear Markwell Funeral Home,

On behalf of Casey Township Library I would like to thank you for your generous donation of $250.00 for the Summer Reading Program. Your commitment to helping to promote fun, fellowship and literacy in our community is greatly appreciated. See you at the library.”

“Jay and Dee- Thank you so much for the beautiful bouquet of white flowers, and for all you have helped us with.”

“Dear Dee, Jay and Philip,

Just wanted to say thanks for all you guys did. Not only for the ceremony but for all the advice that was given to help me out. I really couldn’t have done it without you guys. Also, thanks Dee for keeping everything in order for me and always being there to talk.”

“Thank you so much for all of your help! We really mean it. We are all completely flabbergasted at how nice everything was, and how smooth you all made it. It was very special.”

“The Martinsville Fire Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank you for your generous donation. Your contribution makes it possible for us to continue giving the MFLA Merit Scholarship. This year, we were able to double our scholarship money to the winner. This is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you.”

“Thank you for your support of the Martinsville Fair. We very much appreciate your donation for the bronze scholarship. Because of the generous support of area businesses and individuals as well as many volunteers, we enjoyed another great fair.”

“Thanks to Markwell Funeral Home, Pastor David Thompson, and Jimmy Robinson for the songs that our loved one loved. We shall always remember all the many acts of kindness.”

“Thank you so much for your help! Everyone at Markwell Funeral Home has been fabulous and we truly appreciate everything all of you have done for us. Most of all, we appreciate the kindness and spirit in which business was conducted.”

“Your part in the beautiful memorial book in honor our mother is deeply appreciated. The words of comfort and beautiful pictures honor her as well as our Lord. Thank you so much.”

“Thank you so much! You did a good job. Our family member looked so nice.”

“We thank you so much for all you’ve done to help us through this terrible time in our lives. It’s a blessing to have compassionate people helping us.”

“The memorial book meant a lot to me.”

“Thanks to all of you for the many things you did to help us with our family member’s service. Many of our family and friends commented on the gracious way you made things easier for all of us. A special thank you for arranging the honor guard from the Air Force. That was truly an honor he would have been proud of. God bless all of you. Thank you for the beautiful tapestry. What a great memorial gift.”

“You could not ask for a better group of people. Thank you.”

“We appreciate your concern and help throughout our ordeal. Thank you for understanding our delicate situation.”

“Phillip was the perfect person for our family at a very difficult and confusing time. He has found his “calling”.”

“Jay and staff were attentive to all of our needs, they were all wonderful.”

“You made everything simple in a very stressful time. Everything went smoothly!”

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