At The City of Marion, we understand that there are many challenges involved in end-of-life planning. For most people, it is an emotional and unfamiliar process. It can, at times, seem completely overwhelming. We are here to help guide you through. We are dedicated to ensuring that you and your family find exactly the right arrangement for your loved one, or perhaps for yourself. The City of Marion has, and always will be, a beautiful, historic and majestic place of remembrance.

There are, indeed, many options available to you.

Where to begin

Make a Plan
Making decisions before an immediate need arises can offer many benefits to you and your loved ones. While it is common to plan for retirement or to draft one’s will, burial or cremation options are often overlooked. Or purposefully avoided. However, this can lead to stressful and complicated situations for any family, especially during an already traumatic event. Plans made in advance for cremation or burial are an invaluable gift to your loved ones. They allow family members to mourn and commemorate a life, rather than focus on unanswered questions of immediate arrangements. Further, a pre-need purchase will almost always be a more economical option than purchasing at the time of death. This makes planning ahead even more prudent, financially speaking.

I’m Not Sure What I Want
In a no-pressure and supportive discussion, our staff can walk you through your options. Our commitment is to honor your wishes. If you have not yet decided what you would like, we are here to help. We will explain burial, cremation, memorization options, opportunities for memorial services and more. No question is too simple or too complicated. We’re here to guide and support you.

We are honored that you are considering The City of Marion

Which Spot is Right for Me?
Come visit us to find out.

What if We Have an Established Family Lot?
For years, families and individuals have established private lots. Many of these lots were purchased with the intention of creating a legacy, through providing a place for family members to be buried together for generations to come. If you are a descendant of an original owner, you may have a right of burial. If you are interested in learning more about a family burial plot please contact our office at 618-997-6251, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Phone: 618-997-6251
Fax: 618-993-6314
216 W. McDonald
Marion IL 62959