Carthage, Illinois Funeral Homes

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Carthage, Illinois Funeral Homes
405 Cherry Street
Carthage, Illinois 62321
(217) 357-2154
603 Walnut Street
Carthage, Illinois 62321
(217) 357-3144
Carthage, Illinois Obituaries and News
Emily Voss February 06, 2017

of Carthage and David Rushing, of Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the American Cancer Society, in memory of Emily Voss. Powell Funeral Home is assisting the Voss family. Condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com. (The pilot)

Obituaries: Gloria Smith February 06, 2017

Gloria LaVern Kelly Smith, 90, of Milton, Iowa entered her eternal home on February 2, 2017. She was born November 25, 1926 in Carthage, Illinois to Merrill and Mabel Bryant Porter. She married John Kelly on May 13, 1951 in Plymouth, Illinois. To this ... (ottumwaeveningpost.com)

Elizabeth L. Gregory Finney February 03, 2017

On June 5, 1940, she married Lavere "Wally" Gregory in Carthage. He was a teacher, coach and administrator in the Illinois communities of LaPrairie and Griggsville. They moved in 1946 to Monticello. Betty became a teacher in the Monticello school district. (The News-Gazette)

Judith Tucker, 74, Carthage, Ill. January 31, 2017

She then went on to the University of Illinois, receiving her bachelor of arts degree in 1969. It was there she met her future husband, Stanley. She served in the Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast in Africa from 1964 to 1966. After moving to Carthage in ... (The Daily Gate City)

Obituaries and Death Notices January 26, 2017

William Lonnie Coatney, son of James Redford and Elizabeth May Coatney, was born in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois on March 8 ... lived there a few years and moved to Carthage, whence they came to Jasper in 1899. Mrs. Dixon was a devoted Christian ... (genealogytrails.com)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Country Club Hills, Illinois
I attended the services of Vicki Pittman yesterday and was very disappointed in your services. With today technology you should have known due to the weather, there will have to be a DELAYED BURIAL. The family should not had to put through that long ride from the church to Washington Memory Gardens walk in the mud and standing water to be told this. The Family entrusted you to make this a less painful experience as possible. But LEAKS & Sons let the family and friends down. I will never use your services or refer you to any one. This was very insensitive on Leaks & Sons!!!!!!!!
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Darien, Illinois
Be very careful with this funeral home. They may lack honesty, and or diligence. A year ago we lost a parent/In-Law. We used Modell because the parent's spouse was handled through them. During the arrangements ,with the owners daughter, we informed her that the Parent had changed it's mind, and instead of the full burial package, the Parent had previously decided on, the parent wanted Cremation, and a Memorial service at our Church. The Pastor had become a good friend. The Daughter worked with us on the Urn, cards and the arrangements of the remains. Yet, it appeared to us that she became preoccupied with other matters and wanted to give us over to someone else as soon as she could. On later reflection we questioned ourselves on her leaving us was due to the amount of money we were not spending. Months passed as I went through boxes of the parent's records, gotten food poisoning, and spent weeks sipping Broth and sleeping. As we did not pay in full immediately Modell put the account into collection. While recovering I spent an hour in the morning and another in the afternoon back in the boxes. Discovering, in a bundle of old Bank records, a Customer's copy of a Forethought Funeral Insurance policy written by Modell Funeral Home. I contacted Modell and the daughter answered. I told her what I had discovered, and her immediate response was how glad she was that she was not the person to have handled this. How that person should have checked the records. (She must have been doing something else when she spent over ten minutes checking, or she did find the records?, we do not know). She then asked to take care of the matter for us, for which I declined, having no confidence or trust in her or them. The story continues but the above is the essentials. I still question myself on whether or not she was diligent, or if she had found the policy. Did she have a lack of memory in handling us, or was she trying to cover herself. Did she put us in collection to further gain funds and cover themselves? What was nice, was that in the final meeting she never gave us or offer us any credit for there lack of service, Professional to the end. Oh, I forgot they messed up the cards.
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Wood River, Illinois
Marks needs an updated web site
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Eureka, Illinois
My friend wanted a simple no frills send off. Well I suppose that is exactly what she recieved. Parked in a corner of the basement (as in concret floor, pipes and crummy walls). She was a beautiful woman that could at times be excentric in her style. You would never have guessed that by the plane sheet that covered her. The array of headstones that were in the other corner were a nice touch, all that was missing were some spiderwebs and an errie tape in the back ground. There was not even a place to pray! I know that money plays a part, and that some people want simple but this was disrespectful. If they would donate a corner for the poor I would be willing to decorate it in memory of my friend, so no one elses family has to say good bye in such deplorable conditions.
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Geneva, Illinois
May 13, 2013 was my Dads wake, let me tell ya Dennis could not have made us more comfortable then what he did. He paid attention to all the details, large and small; under the circumstances it is a comfort to have someone looking over these things. We had 90+ attend the wake and many people asked me if we personally knew Dennis and those who worked for him, I said no but that's how they treated all of us.
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