Category: Markwell Funeral Home

Markwell Celebrates 90 Years of Service by One Family

A lot can happen in 90 years. Nearly 90 years ago, the first transatlantic telephone call took place, from New York to London; The Jazz Singer opened and became the first movie to use synchronized sound; and Charles Lindbergh made the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight in a single-seat, single-engine monoplane. Also, Markwell Funeral Home

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4 Things You Need to Know during Suicide Prevention Month

Death is never an easy thing to deal with, and it can especially be difficult when a loved one takes his or her own life. A barrage of questions fill surviving friends and family’s heads. What could I have done to prevent this? How did I not know? September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month,

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Threshold Choir Comforts Hospice Patients with Music

Music can be such a powerful tool. This past January, Grease: Live performer Vanessa Hudgens channeled her grief over the loss of her father into a moving musical performance during the live presentation on FOX. It’s fitting that Hudgens was able to perform so beautifully, as music is often an integral part of the mourning

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Markwell Sponsors Trolley To Help Visitors Tour Casey

Did you know that Casey, Illinois has many Guinness Book of World Record achievements? There’s the World’s Largest Wind Chime, the World’s Largest Golf Tee, the World’s Largest Knitting Needle and Crochet Hook, the World’s Largest Pitchfork, the World’s Largest Wooden Clogs, the World’s Largest Rocking Chair, and the World’s Largest Mailbox. Many tourists are

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Dine with a Doc Program Welcomes Foot Doctor

On every third Tuesday of every month, Senior Education Ministries, Inc. holds the Dine with a Doc program, which encourages local seniors to start a discussion about their health while dining over complimentary lunch. The most recent one was held at the Casey Senior Social Center on SW 2nd Street from 11 a.m. to 1

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Markwell Funeral Home Lends a Hand at Bingo Event

B-I-N-G-O! Bingo was the game-o on Friday April 15, 2016 when Markwell Funeral Home sponsored a Bingo event at the Casey Senior Citizen Center on 114 South Central Street. Markwell office administrator Dee Partlow and funeral director and embalmer Millie Malone were on hand to call around 20 rounds of Bingo and had fun engaging

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