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Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery

East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Gardens

How may we help you?

As sister locations in Bloomington, Illinois, East Lawn Funeral Home and East Lawn Memorial Gardens allow you to conveniently plan a cremation, funeral, memorial and burial. We have compassionately served the Bloomington-Normal area for over 85 years.

Amenities

  • Catered Receptions
  • Funeral Celebrants
  • Event Space
  • Chapel
  • Multicultural Funerals

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Local funeral care and personal attention

Mausoleum at East Lawn Memorial Gardens CemeteryMany of our funeral directors are from the Bloomington-Normal area. This allows us to provide the local care you expect and the compassion you need in a home-like atmosphere. As residents, we proudly support our neighbors and friends when they need it most.

At East Lawn Funeral Home, all of our services are designed to truly reflect your loved one while offering comfort to those in grief. Our funeral home team will help you create a tribute that celebrates your loved one's life with thoughtful arrangements that represent their passions, accomplishments and hobbies. We encourage you to share your stories, so we can create a service that creates lasting memories.

East Lawn Memorial Gardens cemetery

Located at 1002 Airport Road in Bloomington, East Lawn Memorial Gardens features a park-like setting on 43 acres. This location provides ample space and flexible options for those looking for a final resting place.

We offer a variety of burial and cremation options. Whether you prefer entombment in our beautifully constructed chapel, a spot in our garden mausoleums or a ground burial in our landscaped gardens, we'll guide you through all of our cemetery properties.

Our gardens provide many memorial options, including flush bronze markers, upright granite monuments, private commonwealth estates with shared granite benches and manicured landscaping, and private mausoleum estates.

Take the next step

We know the grief can seem overwhelming; however choosing East Lawn Funeral Home and East Lawn Memorial Gardens can ease the stress of planning and provide the comfort you need. Our teams welcome you to learn more about our funeral and memorial services or to tour the facility or cemetery grounds. We consider it a privilege to serve the Bloomington-Normal area and remain committed to quality care.

History

East Lawn Memorial Gardens was established by R.L. Beeler of Burlington, Iowa. Beeler purchased a 30-acre tract of land from Fred Young in 1935. At the time, the property was located 2 miles east of the Bloomington city limits, just west of the new municipal airport on Illinois Route 9. Beeler employed Henry Oldman as the cemetery manager, and they began to sell cemetery properties out of an office at 301 Peoples Bank Building in Bloomington.

In 1951, the cemetery was sold to Harold and Freda Bathe. Over the years, they made many improvements. Eventually, the Bathes opened East Lawn Funeral Home, which was located at 1515 East Empire Street. In 1979, Harold sold the building and constructed a new facility on the grounds of East Lawn Memorial Gardens. At the time, this was an innovative idea and gave families the convenience of planning all of their funeral and cemetery arrangements.

Today, East Lawn Memorial Gardens and East Lawn Funeral Home are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We welcome the opportunity to continue our tradition of service to Bloomington-Normal families.

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