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About Us



The caring and experienced professionals at Sunset Funeral & Cremation Center are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.


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About Sunset Funeral Homes & Memorial Park


You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our website.


Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with a broad depth of funeral and cremation experience. We will answer all your questions regarding your options for funeral and cremation services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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Our History


Sunset Memorial Park was formally dedicated 74 years ago on Sunday, September 16th, 1934 by Mr. A. H. Bruning of Joliet, IL. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Camp purchased Sunset Memorial Park in the late 1940’s. Mr. Van Camp was the cemetery superintendent for Mr. Bruning. The Darby Family, Charles and Florence Darby along with their two sons, James and David acquired Sunset Memorial Park in 1960. Sunset Funeral Home located in Danville, IL was opened by the Darbys in December of 1984.Sunset became one of the first funeral home/cemetery combinations in the state of Illinois.

Due to the level of service and care that Sunset provided to it's families,other local funeral home's contacted the Darby Family to purchase their businesses upon their retirement. 

In 1994, the Darby Family acquired Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown, Illinois. In 2004, a new building was erected in Westville Illinois, now called Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel of Westville. In 2006, Sunset acquired a facility in Oakwood, Illinois, Sunset's Oakwood Chapel, and also built a new facility in Covington, Indiana, now named Sunset's Covington Chapel. 

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