The interfaith memorial service will remember those who have been
served by hospice staff and volunteers throughout the past year. As
the name of each deceased patient is read aloud, friends and family
members are encouraged to come forward and light a candle in their
loved one's name.
Others are welcome to attend to remember friends and family
members who have died at any time from any cause.
A reception will follow the service to give families time to
visit with Memorial Home Services Hospice staff and each other.
Hospice remembrance services are conducted every four months and
rotate between churches in Lincoln, Chatham and Jacksonville.
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Memorial Home Services Hospice, formerly known as Hospice Care of
Illinois, is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. It is a
licensed, Medicare-certified program that provides comprehensive
care in the home setting for terminally ill patients and their loved
For more information about the service of remembrance, contact
Bitsy Knepler, Memorial Home Services Hospice bereavement
coordinator, at 217-757-7677.
[Text from news release received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]