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Monticello, Illinois Funeral Homes
215 E Washington Street
Monticello, Illinois 61856
(217) 762-2126
Monticello, Illinois Obituaries and News
Guarin, Patricia Ann February 21, 2017

MONTICELLO -- Patricia Ann Guarin, 60, of Monticello, passed away at 5:05 a.m., February 19, 2017 at her residence. Patricia was born February 5, 1957 in Belvidere, IL. She married Glen Guarin in 1981 in Mossville, IL. He passed away July 9, 2004. (Herald & Review)

Peter Garlick February 21, 2017

Ten years later, due to his many international connections, he was recruited to join the Department of Animal Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he and Barbara settled in Monticello. He was also a foreign adjunct professor of ... (The News-Gazette)

Steven James Velde February 19, 2017

Following his education, Steve enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he did basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois. He served on the USS Puget ... four sisters-in-law, Leah Clark of Monticello, Maria (Steve) Haugen of Osakis, Patti (Randy) Twardowski of Eagle ... (Echo Press)

Barbara C. Joehl February 20, 2017

She worked in food services at Monticello College and had also worked for Western ... Raymond (Julia) Joehl of Evanston, IL, Rita (John) Markgraf of St. Charles, IL, Robert (Maureen) Joehl of Carmel, IN, Stephen (Gayle) Joehl of Chesterfield, MO, Brian ... (

Joel Lasswell January 19, 2017

MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS — Joel Kevin Lasswell, 82, of Monticello, Illinois, formerly of Cottage Hills, Illinois, passed away at 8:36 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. Joel was born on April 14, 1934, in Walpole ... (

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Funeral Home Reviews
Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Our family has been taken care of by this funeral home for 40 years or more and we've never had a complaint. Mr. Lummis makes the entire ordeal easier and helps with so many of the minute details.

Bloomington, Illinois
Your computer system is of no value, other than posting you phone number. I wasn't able to use it to find a funeral let alone the obituary. totally unacceptable.

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.

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.

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!!!!!!!!