About Us | Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory


We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • February 23, 2018

    The Hendersons took care of all the arrangements and services for our mother. They were exceptional in everything they did. We appreciate so much their helping us through this time in such a caring manner!

    Brenda Wieburg
  • February 19, 2018

    I have entrusted Greg and Marla Henderson at Henderson Funeral home and crematory. I have used both facilities at the locations at Walnut St. and now the new one at Velde Drive. I always thought the Walnut St. location was warm and comforting until I more recently used the new facility on Velde Dr. I then realized that it did not matter where they are at, It is Greg, Marla, and George that make up the warmth and consideration to those of us who morn. The new place has the same as the old. Thanks Greg and Marla, and George for making my mom's last the best.

    Ronald Higgins
  • February 18, 2018

    I have not met a more compassionate couple. Very sweet and caring in their approach. When my family was in need, they were there to help with decisions during a most emotional time. Thank you.

    Tammy Edwards
  • February 18, 2018

    At the most terrible moment of my life Marla, Greg and their entire staff showed compassion and respect. Very caring, loving, professional and helpful. I would highly recommend Henderson's when going thru the loss of a loved one.

    Jill Lulay
  • February 13, 2018

    There just isn't any better. We had funerals for one of my Aunts and an Uncle this past year and they did an amazing job for my family at an extremely difficult time in our lives.

    Lisa Green
  • October 22, 2017

    The staff at Henderson Funeral Home were entrusted with arrangements and service for my Mother in June 2015. They handled all details with the greatest of dignity and respect. This facility provides not only compassion and care to ensure every detail is carried out to the highest level of service, it also is a full service facility with a community room available for family gatherings after the funeral. The staff guides you through the process and is also available for support and questions afterward. I have also entrusted my pre-arrangement package to this facility.

    Barb Nichols
  • September 19, 2017

    Very courteous staff and professional. They were very accommodating and flexible. Service was exactly as I had envisioned, but better because of their advise, experience and knowledge. Beautiful new facility to accommodate any size service. All of our needs & requests were met with " yes, we can do that." We hadn't wanted an open casket, but the funeral director did such an magnificent job of preparing the body, Dad looked great! Everyone involved worked as a team to ensure the best possible care for the family and the deceased.

    Cindy Rees
  • May 27, 2017

    They were wonderful to work with and the facility is beautiful and very accommodating. No complaints at all. Would recommend to anyone.

    Jessica Martin
  • February 10, 2017

    The Henderson family have been wonderful to our family. My Dad, my Aunt, my Uncle and my lovely mom. They really have warm hearts and help so much at difficult times. I have done my prearrangement with them because I know that it will be done right and with LOVE.

    Ronald H.
  • February 10, 2017

    The Henderson family makes the most difficult times in life so much easier to handle. They are thoughtful, caring, and kind while being professional in the best sense of the word. Every detail was considered in the services and burials of my family and extended family. In fact, though my husband and I do not live in Pekin, we are planning on having Henderson Funeral Home bring us home to our final resting place when the time comes. That will be a gift to our children as we know the Hendersons will take care of everything!

    Christy Wolfer Loy
  • January 03, 2017

    Henderson Funeral Home handled our family members arrangements phenomenally. The staff was very informative and caring. The facility is clean and spacious for large families. Our family had always used another local funeral home in Pekin but now will be using Henderson Funeral home for any future means.

  • December 14, 2016

    We just had my mother's funeral at Henderson and the owners and staff went above and beyond. They made sure everything for the service was covered and we were taken care of. There are so many details to take care of even when the loved one has already pre-arranged many things. They helped us make good decisions and kept us informed of what they would take care of for us at no extra charge. Greg, Marla, and David are caring people. We would highly recommend using their services.

    Jan Reed
  • November 30, 2016

    Excellent and compassionate service. I would recommend to anyone.

    Joni Barth
  • August 23, 2016

    Outstanding service and facilities. I have been to this funeral home twice and they are first class. The dining area is so convenient for gathering after the funeral and the catered food is exceptional for a venue like this. I highly recommend this business to anyone in to anyone n their time of need.

  • September 06, 2016

    I lost my husband this year and it has been very difficult without him. The folks at Henderson's have been just wonderful to me. The care they have given me & my family from the moment he passed has been unbelievable. Greg and Marla are the only funeral home I would recommend. Their new facility is perfect for what we needed. We were able to have the visitation and the luncheon there. The food and set up was raved at by our friends and family that attended. We had made plans and paid many years ago at another funeral home but moved to Henderson's after attending a friends service. The staff was so warm and welcoming, from the man who assisted us lining up for the cemetery, to the group that served the luncheon. Greg made it so easy to move to Henderson's. We didn't have to pay any addition money. When we saw my husband for the first time we couldn't believe it. He looked like he did 10 years ago. We commented that night at the visitation that Greg gave him back to us so that we could say goodbye. It meant so much. My family is so pleased with our decision to choose Greg & Marla Henderson.

  • September 03, 2016

    Henderson Funeral Home handled my uncle's funeral recently and provided excellent service. My uncle passed away unexpectedly in AZ. My aunt and cousins wanted a grave side service, but realized they needed help with arrangements and had no where to host a luncheon afterwards. Marla helped write and placed the obituary, they arranged for a processional to honor my uncle and seating at the cemetery. Their staff was very courteous and accommodating. After the services we had a lovely luncheon in the "community room" in their new facility. They even arranged for the caterer! They turned a stressful time into a beautiful tribute to my uncle. I don't think my family would go anywhere else now!

    Denise B
  • August 08, 2016

    Marla, Greg and their entire staff could not have handled the arrangements both before and during the funeral for our family member, in May, 2016, any better and with so much compassion and helpfulness for our family. They were no further away than a phone call to help us during this difficult time. They are true professionals!

  • September 05, 2016

    My family has used Henderson Funeral for several funerals over the years. We greatly appreciated their kindness and professionalism. Their new facility offers a community room that allows you to have lunch/dinner after the funeral service. The Henderson's help you through the entire process which is a big relief during difficult times.

  • May 27, 2016

    They were so nice, understanding, and helpful. They did a fabulous job with me and my husband. I highly recommend this funeral home.

  • February 22, 2016

    Was here for a visitation for a friend's family member. The place is kept extremely clean and is well maintained. The staff were extremely accommodating and tactful. They had a perfect balance of guiding visitors through and also being consoling when necessary. Obviously no one wants to think about this, but unfortunately there will be time to chose a business to work with for funeral services. From what I saw, this would be a great group to work with.

    Amy E
  • December 12, 2015

    From: The Roberts Family We can not say enough about Henderson Funeral Home. They treated us like we were their family . We got priority service from all of them. We worked very closely with George and would ask him to do extra things for us to make it extra special for my dad. He never hesitated he just did it. It's the hardest time in your life when you have such a huge loss and you have special people like George on your side. Our family can't thank all of you so much for making this whole experience just beautiful. We would recommend your Henderson family to anyone . Our deepest thanks.

  • March 03, 2015

    Dear Greg and Marla, Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity. It gave me comfort to know I was working with people who have such a high degree of integrity. You were patient, understanding and helpful every step of the way.

    Mary Jo Roman
  • January 02, 2015

    Dear Greg & Marla, Mom had it right--Henderson's are the best at what they do! I am very appreciative of all the services you provided for mom's memorial service and interment. I think you folks understand that everyone deals with & expresses grief differently and you respect that. Your attentiveness & professionalism was everything I could have hoped for. Thank you for being the great service that you are.

  • December 07, 2013

    Hello. I wanted to say how much the Christmas Memorial Program and singing meant to me; and to get that beautiful angel ornament was the icing on the cake. You truly are a very caring family. Thank you again and God Bless all of you.

    Kristy Reynolds
  • September 27, 2013

    What a wonderful new facility! Thankfully, I have not had a personal need for the complete, caring and compassionate services provided by the Hendersons since my daughter's death. But the NEW funeral home is warm, complete, convenient and so accessible to all. The covered portico, easy flat entrance to the cozy front room, and inviting gathering area with kitchen, all compliment and complete the appointments in the viewing area. No steps!! Wonderful job, Hendersons. I will turn to you when a need arises.

  • June 19, 2013

    Pekin has a new standard in funeral service and we have Greg and Marla Henderson to thank. Their dedication and commitment to our community is evident in the planning and construction of their new facility. I recently had need for their services, their care and concern was greatly appreciated. From the first phone call to the lunch after the funeral in their new community room, they helped with every detail. Again thank you Greg, Marla and George Henderson for the personal investment you have made to improve and serve our community.

    Kristi Goss