Our Mission

Celebrating Life's legacy

Our Mission is to assist and guide families through the death of a loved one by being empathetic, honest, and caring; And to help them celebrate life’s legacy in a manner that is befitting the deceased.


The trust you place in us is sacred.

Because of that, we are constantly striving for excellence in all we do.  Here you will see the main ways we work to ensure that your experience with Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory is the best we can provide.


Ensuring Accountability

At Watson-Thomas Funeral Home we have enhanced your trust by opening our own on-site crematory as a result of our concern that proper cremation procedures be followed. We are the only funeral home in Galesburg with an onsite crematory. The trust you place in us is sacred and we should do everything possible to maintain complete control of the cremation service and process. Our on-site crematory ensures your loved one never leaves our care, giving us all peace of mind.


Religious Guidelines Followed

We embrace and respect cultural and religious diversity. Working with a family’s clergy or cultural leader, we make sure your religious guidelines are strictly followed. 


Highest Possible Standards

The Watson-Thomas Crematory Chapel is operated by carefully trained and licensed staff. We strictly adhere to a Cremation Code of Ethics. The state-of-the-art equipment is maintained at the highest possible standards and is environmentally safe. We encourage personal inspection and are the only funeral home in the area with a special viewing room located next to our crematory to facilitate those who wish to be present for the start of the cremation process. We would be happy to give you a personalized tour of the facility.




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