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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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/Organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Arrangements by phone and email
complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Incense burning
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Cremation gardens
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
Local funeral care and personal attention
Many 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.
We Honor Veterans
East Lawn Funeral Home understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.
In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
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.
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.
"I had pre-arrangements made so everything went smoothly. The staff very good & dependable would you with other family members"
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"I have arrangements now."
"I am very familiar with this cemetery, and very pleased with the beauty of this place, as many of my friends and relatives are here. And i too, will also be here some day."
"Staff was very attentive & compassionate. They made me feel comfortable and at ease making arrangements in advance of needs."
"Everything went great"
Verified Cremation Customer
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.