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 always puts the families we serve first.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist your family. 

What Our Families Say: TESTIMONIALS

On behalf of our entire family, please accept our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone involved in our father's funeral. It was a personal, emotional and reverent time for all of us. Your expertise and guidance helped family and friends through the process beautifully. The professionalism and sensitivity of all the staff was respectful, caring and patient. If we needed anything they responded without hesitation. If we hit a slight bump, Rick provided suggestions to guide us through the day and truly relieved any concerns.

Clearly, every detail Dad planned was delivered and exceeded our expectations. The organist, music, flowers, and room were gorgeous. Dad looked wonderful in his suit. He was very particular about his clothes and would have been so pleased.

Family and friends adored Jacob's CD video! It was so well done and exemplified and celebrated Dad's life! It will always be a treasured reminder. Jenn also was wonderful in communicating and providing information. We sincerely appreciate everyone's kindness and would be pleased to recommend Palmer to any potential customers.

Thank you all!


Christina & Larry Rheault
Brigitta & Dale Staley
David P. Henry

Christina & Larry Rheault, Brigitta & Dale Staley, David P. Henry


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

Palmer Community ComplexTel: 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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