Tour Our Facilities

Tour our beautifully landscaped 54-acre property that was developed almost 100 years ago. Our dedication to its original purpose remains as strong as ever – to create a final resting place of beauty and peace.

Special features, gardens and memorials have only enhanced the picture-perfect beauty of Graceland Fairlawn over the years. Our park provides a picturesque setting that encompasses three chapels, two cemeteries, and a human crematory and refrigeration unit. We raise our own doves for our signature “Flight Home Ceremony” and serve the pet community with an onsite pet crematory, refrigeration unit and pet cemetery.

Families from all walks of life lay their loved ones to rest here, and their legacy is our honor.  Once you’ve paid a visit, we believe you’ll have peace of mind knowing the memory of your loved ones will be preserved in a serene, spiritually setting.

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Tour Our Funeral Home

Funeral Home

From the moment you arrive, we will be waiting at the front doors to greet you and make you feel welcome. Our funeral home is expansive and welcoming with bright, spacious visitation rooms, three elegant chapels and full audio-visual capabilities for memorial tributes. We also have a separate lounge designed for children's use or to use as a reception area for guests. Our relaxing kitchenette is fully stocked, including freshly made cookies for each service. As the only funeral home in town that has a cemetery on property, we're able to offer families one location to meet their needs and reduce their burden during their time of grief.
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Tour Our Grounds

Garden of Memories

Most notable is our Garden of Memories, which was established in 1946 and is home to all veterans and their family members. Garden of Memories offers a fitting tribute to those who have served our country in times of war. This area serves as the final resting place for nearly two-thirds of the 1,000 veterans in Graceland Cemetery. An 80-square-foot Field of Honor, with a flagpole in the center of the veteran's section, marks the spot.

Lullaby Land

In addition to many other gardens that have their own stories and cater to different religious, cultural and ethnic needs, our Lullaby Land is one of our most special sections. This heart-shaped area in the southeast part of the cemetery is set aside for infants. Guarded by tall spruce trees, a beautiful memorial with a William Blake poem etched in granite sits at the heart of the gardens and provides a serene and childlike environment that seems to be watched over by angels.

Star of Hope Mausoleum

The Star of Hope Mausoleum was built in 1969 and is an architectural gem in central Illinois. The A-style architecture houses a 60-foot high chapel with a steep roof covered with Buckingham slate. An "eternally lighted" stainless steel cross is mounted on the exterior of the chapel's front wall. The interior walls, made predominantly of marble, are polished to a mirror finish, adding to the grand elegance of the mausoleum.The v-shaped plate glass windows at the ends of several side corridors provide a 180-degree view of the beautifully landscaped surroundings.

Mary Queen of Angels and Pieta Mausoleum

The mausoleum was built in the early 1990s and features both single and companion garden crypts with some being located under a sheltered area. Located directly next to this mausoleum is a private entrance to the cemetery.
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