Illinois cemeteries offer something for everyone, from arts, nature and pet lovers, to patriotic individuals and more. Read on to learn how to choose the right Illinois cemetery for you or your family’s needs.
Why are people interested in cemeteries in Illinois? For the same reason as those interested in any particular state: convenient location, sentimental value, or the amenities of a certain cemetery.
Art enthusiasts will be drawn to the small town of South Beloit, where the Floral Lawn Cemetery features white marble sculptures by Dominic Zappia, a world-famous Italian sculptor.
Joliet is about 30 miles southwest of Chicago and a haven for nature lovers. It is a Des Plaines River town overflowing with wildlife, which is reflected in the butterfly garden at Woodlawn Memorial Park I. Its sister site, Woodlawn Memorial II, is equally beautiful and offers a Garden of Angels for babies.
Veterans and their families will note that Floral Lawn, Woodlawn Memorial Park I and Woodstock's McHenry County Memorial Park each have a veterans' section. And Willow Lawn Memorial Park in Vernon Hills also has a 9/11 dedication. Like Willow Lawn, Windridge Memorial Park in Cary has a pet cemetery.
You can learn more about Illinois cemeteries from the list.
Select an Illinois cemetery from our list below. After that, you can start learning about planning a burial. You can also search for cemeteries outside of Illinois here.