January “Spill the Beans” Event Was a Success!

It’s a new year, and you know what that means: Tax season is upon us. Over the next couple of months, everyone will be scrambling to get their taxes completed, and they also may have questions that come up along the way.

On Tuesday, January 17, Senior Education Ministries, Inc. hosted a Spill the Beans program over lunch, to help prepare senior citizens for tax season. Markwell Funeral Home sponsored this event that took place at the Casey Senior Social Center on SW 2nd Street.

The event addressed money management with a “Spill the Beans” theme. More than 20 people came out for January’s program led by CPA Brad Oakley from Larrson, Woodyard, and Henson, who answered seniors’ tax-related questions. Questions included: “Do you have to pay taxes if you sold your home?” and “Do you have to issue a W-9 for someone who mowed your lawn over the summer?” Oakley was more than happy to answer these questions, among others.

Markwell’s preneed planning counselor, Sandi Huelskamp, provided information on preplanning funerals, including will-making and final wishes. She handed out papers to the senior citizens for them to fill out about their own desires. Even if the senior citizens weren’t interested in preplanning their funerals, Dee Partlow, Markwell office administrator, let them know that it’s still important to have something written down, like their biographical information and other details families may not know.

Sandi Huelskamp gave out three $20 prizes to those in attendance. The winners were Nita Hills, Bonnie McCash, and Sharon Veach.

Lunch included ham and beans, cornbread muffins, carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing, coffee, tea, and lemonade. Markwell staff members, Sandi Huelskamp, Dee Partlow, and Millie Malone, served the food sponsored by Markwell Funeral Home.

Thank you to everyone who came out for January’s “Spill the Beans” program!

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For information on Markwell’s sponsorship of the Dine with a Doc program, funeral services at Markwell Funeral Home in Casey, Illinois, and developing a funeral plan, read Markwell’s blog, which offers further information. You can also contact Markwell Funeral Home with your questions at (888) 932-2630 or email them at info@markwellfuneralhome.com.