Markwell Donates to Casey Horseshoe Club, Illinois State Horseshoe Tournament

The Illinois State Horseshoe Tournament took place at the Casey Fairview Park Friday September 4 through Monday September 7, bringing out more than 150 pitchers to participate in the event. The horseshoe tournament coincided with the 28th annual Casey Illinois Popcorn Festival, so a lot was popping in Casey this past Labor Day Weekend (not just popcorn kernels).

Through the years, the Casey Horseshoe Club has sponsored the tournament seven times (1992, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2010, and 2015), and this year Markwell Funeral Home donated bottled water and a $100 cash donation to make the tournament yet another success for the club.

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Pictured is Dee Partlow and Bill Williams of the Markwell Funeral Home and Wayne Davis of the Casey Horseshoe Club accepting the check.


Wayne Davis, President of the Casey Horseshoe Club and participant in this year’s state tournament, thanked the local funeral home and other businesses for helping out with this event.

“The Casey Horseshoe Club appreciates the support of local businesses like Markwell Funeral Home for their generous contributions,” said Davis.

Not only did Markwell donate money and bottled water, but some staff members stepped up in other ways. Markwell Funeral Home employees like Bill Williams donated their time, with Williams serving as a timekeeper in the tournament.

Markwell Funeral Home enjoys giving back to the community and supporting local happenings like this one. As committed as the local funeral home is to Casey, Markwell is just as committed to helping local patrons in the area make important decisions regarding the funeral planning process. We’re happy to schedule meetings with families to discuss their options and walk them through the process of preplanning a funeral and making arrangements.

For information on Markwell Funeral Home’s involvement within the community and answers to questions related to 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