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 opened its doors in 1927, thus beginning their legacy of serving families in the Casey, IL area, followed by the Westfield area in the mid-1950’s. What’s even more remarkable than nine decades of service is that the Markwell family name has endured, with three generations leading the business, which continues to thrive. When Markwell partnered with Premier Group in 2014, that goal remained: keeping family at the heart of its mission. The dedicated staff at Markwell Funeral Home remains committed to serving the local community and providing grieving families with the utmost care and compassion.

Markwell Funeral Home has hit many notable milestones in its 90 years, including former Markwell owner Lee Markwell’s 90th birthday in 2016, and Jay Markwell’s appointment as the Illinois Funeral Directors Association president in 2014. In addition to the local funeral home providing personalized funeral services to area families, Markwell is also dedicated to giving back to the community through veteran appreciation dinners, the monthly Dine with a Doc program, sponsorship of events like the Candy Canes on Main Christmas tree contest this past December, and more. Markwell frequently reaches out to the community and finds that they reach right back.

The Casey funeral home thanks the community for its patronage and support in the past 90 years and hopes to continue to serve the area for decades to come.

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