Welcome.


To Those We Serve "In memory of those whom we have served since 1916 we dedicate this Chapel as Memorial Chapel and offer its facilities for the comfort and use of relatives and friends. We pledge fair dealing and faithfulness in serving all people. May this declaration continue true even after we too have passed." Roy D. Short 1941

"To render a service that is both a memorial to the departed and a consolation to the sorrowing." Robert D. and Mennidean Cunningham 1948

"Families have trusted Short Funeral Home and Cunningham Funeral Home to provide thoughtful and compassionate service during their time of loss. We will continue the tradition of excellence in funeral service for the families of our community." Robert D. Cunningham, Jr. Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes 1985

"We are committed to assisting our families in arranging a funeral that is appropriate to their loved one and be able to celebrate their life in a meaningful way." Larry D. Hodgson 2003

For over 100 years Short-Cunningham Funeral Home has been proud of being a funeral home that has prices everyone can afford enabling families to receive the highest level of merchandise, professionalism and integrity.  The loyalty of generations of families prove our unparalleled service to the community we love and have gladly supported over the years.  We join the elite group of companies that have withstood the test of time due to our fair dealings, competitive pricing, faithfulness, and, delivery of exceptional care and compassion to grieving families by honoring their loved ones.   

Yes, we are a testament of time.  However, during the changing times, we too have changed and have grown to accommodate your needs and kept prices low.  Our facility has been updated and immaculately kept; still keeping its warm, at home charm.  We offer a room for children and we facilitate an eating area; both close to the chapel for your convenience.  We have inside parking for families to assist in comfort during inclement weather. 

We are a full service facility, providing an array of personalized funeral merchandise, cremation services, pre-need planning and memorials--to name a few.  If you like, we will meet with you in the comfort of your home.  

We provide, through Highland Memorial Cemetery, cemetery spaces with continuous care, a mausoleum, (VA marker assistance-at no cost), bronze and marble markers, and quarry guaranteed granite monuments at competitive prices.  

We will be here tomorrow to fulfill the commitments we make today--honorably serving families for over 100 years.  Let us at Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes/Highland Memorial Cemetery honor your loved one.  Call us at 618.262.4411 today.


Larry Hodgson
Funeral Director / Owner



North Mulberry Street

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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
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527 North Mulberry Street / PO Box 397
| Mount Carmel, IL 62863
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Tel: 618-262-4411
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Highland Memorial Cemetery

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Highland Memorial Cemetery
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1827 College Drive
| Mount Carmel, IL 62863
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Tel: 1-618-262-4062

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.

pre-arrangements
Pre-Planning

Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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