Illinois has a program to help individuals who have absolutely no means of funding an end-of-life service. “Public assistance” services are funded through the Illinois Department of Human Services. The deceased must have an active medical case with the state to qualify. We will contact the Department of Human Services to see if the deceased qualifies and seek “conditional” approval. Our funeral director will make funeral arrangements and discuss the options that fit in the guidelines of our provided program. We will ask you to sign a contract, which is a promise to pay, in the event that the deceased does not qualify for a public assistance funeral, or they are denied for any reason. If the payment request from the Department of Human Services is rejected, you will be responsible for the balance due.

We strive to provide the exact quality of care and professional services to all families we serve. With “public assistance” services, the following are typically covered here at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home by this program:

•Basic services of funeral director and staff- including removal from place of death (within 25 miles of Du Quoin), arrangements conference, and filing necessary legal paperwork

•Obituary posted on Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home website ( and Facebook page for sharing

•Crematory Fee

•Coroner’s Permit to Cremate

•One Certified Death Certificate

•Basic Plastic Temporary Cremation Urn

•A two hour visitation held prior to the service on the same day

•Memorial services held at the funeral home

•Basic Register Book Package (includes guest book, 100 folders, 25 thank you cards, and video tribute)

•Committal Service at Cemetery (includes transportation of cremains to cemetery and licensed director)

•Temporary Grave Marker will be provided for cemetery. A monument is not included.

There are things not covered by the Department of Human Services that families may choose to add. These items, if selected, must be paid in advance to funeral services. 

We are ready to assist you in your time of need.  If you have not already scheduled a meeting with us, please call us. We can inquire to see if your loved one qualifies.

If you prefer, you are welcome to send us information using the form below.  We understand that you may not have access to all of the details below (or would prefer to provide in person).  You are welcome to fill out as much or as little as you prefer.  We will cover the remainder when we meet with you.

Arrangement Information

If deceased passed at home

Via phone
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