Welcome to Palmer Funeral Homes.

Palmer Funeral Homes and Southlawn Cemetery continue to invest in the community while keeping family values in funeral service.  Whenever you call, a caring voice is present, with time to listen and a readiness to help with every detail and decision.  Our staff is efficient, caring, and have always put the families we serve first.  

Thank you for the opportunity to assist your family. 

What Our Families Say: TESTIMONIALS

I first came to know the Palmer staff firsthand through its pet cremation services when Jamie Hall delivered Midnight's ashes to me. A once wild cat who had adopted me, losing Midnight was hard, but Jamie was so kind and it led to a conversation about pre-planning for my mother who had been in serious decline for some time. When my mother, Marianne Munzel, passed away this August, the pre-planning proved to be a godsend. The care, compassion, expert professional help, and follow through -- also with the funeral home and cemetary in Atlanta (where the services were held) -- were phenomenal. Three words kept being used by everyone who participated in the services: beautiful, dignified, first class. The thanks for that obviously go to a number of people involved, including the Pastor who superbly led the service itself, but in large measure they go to Donna Adkins at Palmer. Donna went above and beyond to attend to every detail, to connect all the dots, and to comfort me throughout the entire process. So much could have gone wrong, especially given that we were crossing state lines, making arrangements long distance, and connecting with a funeral home in Atlanta. Instead, everything went absolutely seamlessly and efficiently; indeed, the various professionals in Atlanta commented to me how impressed they were with Donna's professional handling and interactions with them. At the same time she remained attentive to me as the grieving family member in need of that attention and support not only during the whole event, but also afterwards. One cannot ask for more.

G. Felicitas Munzel


River Park - Tel: 574-289-2848

Guisinger ChapelTel: 574-291-5880

Hickey ChapelTel: 574-289-1000

West Chapel - Tel: 574-232-6565

Southlawn CemeteryTel: 574-291-3782

North LibertyTel: 574-656-8362

LakevilleTel: 574-784-3119



Of all the things you can do for your family, planning and funding your funeral may be one of the most considerate and caring. Planning and funding your funeral will ease your family's thoughts, and comfort them in their time of loss. It's something you can do now, it's easy, and it's affordable. Make the right choice for those you love.

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Southlawn Cemetery

The initial cemetery had its first burial in 1836. In 1909, the Palmer's Prairie Cemetery was founded and more acreage was purchased. In 1924, additional land was needed and a group of area businessmen formed a corporation, issued shares of stock for capital, purchased 45 acres, and the cemetery was renamed Southlawn Cemetery.

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Pet Services

The loss of a pet can be very emotional.  It is only appropriate to say farewell in a meaningful way.  In April of 2010, K. R. and Kerry Palmer founded a local cemetery and crematory strictly for pets. As a locally owned, family operated business, we are able to provide sensitive care and respect for your pet.


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