Fayette County Long Term Health Residents Treated to Casey’s Charms

fayette county hospitalMarkwell Funeral Home staff members Dee Partlow, Millie Malone, and Bill Williams recently sponsored a luncheon for residents of Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Health Care on Thursday, October 1.

The group of 15 residents traveled more than an hour from Vandalia, Illinois to Casey, Illinois for a day of sightseeing in the town that has everything from an annual popcorn festival to landmark events like state horse shoe tournaments.

In addition to these happenings, Casey, which boasts the slogan “Big Things in a Small Town,” also offers these distinctions that the Fayette County Hospital residents got to experience:

  1. The World’s Largest Wind Chime, located at 109 East Main Street, measures more than 55 feet from ground to the top and weighs more than 16,000 pounds!
  2. The World’s Largest Rocking Chair, which is actually on display across the street from the World’s Largest Wind
  3. Being 60 feet long and weighing more than 1,900 pounds, The World’s Largest Pitchfork is perfect for doing some big­time yard
  4. The World’s Largest Golf Tee, which lives, appropriately, at the Casey Country The golf tee measures more than 30 feet from the ground to the top.
  5. The World’s Largest Pencil, located in downtown


While the cooler fall temperatures prevented the crew from having a picnic, it didn’t stop them from having fun. The Casey White Oak Church of God donated their facility for lunch, which included fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, hot rolls, and tea and lemonade. Markwell Funeral friend Ruth Beasley made delicious angel food cake and white cake for the group, as well!

It was a great experience to show these nearby neighbors everything Casey has to offer and to share some hospitality.

For information on how to pre-plan a funeral at Markwell Funeral Home in Casey, IL, read Markwell’s blog, which offers further information. You can also contact Markwell Funeral Home with your questions at (888) 932­2630 or email them at info@markwellfuneralhome.com.