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New Athens, Illinois Funeral Homes
101 S Jackson
New Athens, Illinois 62264
(618) 475-2151
New Athens, Illinois Obituaries and News
Kirby Grant Lacy January 15, 2017

Surviving are his father, Carl Lacy of Athens, IL; his mother and step-father, Donna & Phil Holcomb of Jerseyville; a son, Brice Lacy and his fiancé, Elizabeth Rantz of Reeds Spring, MO; a daughter, Breanna Shanks of Carrollton; a granddaughter ... (

Heil Schuessler Funeral Home January 06, 2017

Katherine Napier Katherine M. Napier, nee Scheibe, 95, of New Athens, Ill., born on August 13, 1921 in Valmeyer, Ill., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, Ill. She... (

Sears to sell Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker January 05, 2017

NEW YORK | After controlling the Craftsman name for 90 years ... Sears said it will continue to sell Craftsman, including at its Kmart and Sears Hometown stores. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company first took control of Craftsman in 1927 when ... (Athens Banner-Herald)

Obituary for Peggy Ann Wise January 02, 2017

Other survivors include three daughters: Jacinta Via of Perryville, Rosetta Via of St. Mary and Elizabeth Via of New Athens; one stepson: Scott W. Wise of Obisonia, Penn.; one brother: Thomas (Jacinta) Hurst of Chester and two grandchildren: Ashlyn Via and ... (

Margaret Cohn November 30, 2016

In 1972, Peggy joined the new Honors ... Citation, Illinois College. In 2011 Peggy and her husband Norman were recipients of the Ohio "Joined Hearts in Giving Award" at the Governor's Mansion in Columbus for their volunteer work on the Athens Village ... (

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Funeral Home Reviews
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.

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.

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.

Savoy, Illinois
Most obit's have an area where condolences may be sent, however this one is only possible to send flowers. Crass commercialization at the begining and the end I see.

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.