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More On Leon Russell

Posted on November 17th, 2016
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Thank you for the tremendous response to our previous post on Leon Russell and Leonard Cohen. Again, we here at Martin Oaks Crematory & Cemetery are all about appropriately memorializing those who have passed. Our funeral directors offer very affordable, but quite meaningful celebrations of the life of a lost loved one. Affordable does not […]

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The Many Talents of Leon Russell and Leonard Cohen, RIP

Posted on November 16th, 2016
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Our mission at Martin Oaks Crematory & Cemetery is to help families meaningfully celebrate life of a lost loved one. Through the funeral directors who work with us, we attempt to provide services that are affordable and tailored to each individual family needs. In this blog, we also attempt to celebrate some of the lives […]

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What Dick Van Dyke, Gene Hackman, Donald O’Conner and Others Have in Common.

Posted on November 4th, 2016
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Danville, Illinois sits approximately 130 miles south of Chicago, just west of the Indiana border in some of the richest farmland in America. It has produced not only crops, but notable companies including Chuckles Candy, Windbreaker Jackets and others – ironically, this small slice of Americana town is most famous for the five celebrities who […]

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All About Urns

Posted on October 17th, 2016
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Cremation dates back to the Stone Age, as do cremation urns. The urn, of course, being the decorative vessel which contains the cremains. Granted, the Stone Age pottery, which served as urns, is very primitive: today, our selection is more varied and custom oriented than it has ever been. The urn pictured above is called […]

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About Our Historic Cemetery

Posted on September 9th, 2016
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                      Cemeteries have a way of provoking diverse reactions. Because of the nature of their association with death, it is natural that some people would feel intimidated or uneasy about the whole notion of “graveyards.” Others see them as historical repositories that offer a glimpse […]

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