For over 17 years, Central Illinois Trade Services prides itself in the technical skills to handle difficult cases that other may consider non-viewable. We go the extra mile to ensure that the remains arrive at your location ready for cosmetics and dressing, without further attention.

"Dedicated to providing quality results with each and every call."

Our credo is more than simple words. We realize the importance of your reputation in your community. Your community looks to you, in times of loss, for your professional technical skill, and perfection in the preparation of their loved one. We are committed to serve you as your agent and provide the same level of care as you would. We guarantee you will not be disappointed in the level of care you and the family served will receive from our firm.

We uphold old-fashioned traditional values in funeral service, preparation and dignified care of the deceased, while embracing today's modern technology, resources, and equipment to ensure a higher standard of professionalism that you will be proud of in the representation of your firm.

We maintain professional relationships with medical, tissue banks, anatomical services and coroner's offices. We are contract transportation agents for several hospitals, coroner offices and anatomical services. Please contact us for further details.

Please contact us for our current fee schedule charges.


  • Local Hospitals, Nursing Care, Hospice Facilities 
  • Residence or other location 
  • Mileage (Per loaded mile)
  • Transportation To/From Airport (St. Louis, MO)
  • (Per Loaded Mile)


  • Normal-Adult 
  • Autopsied/Trauma/Obese/Decomposed Cases
  • Infectious Disease Preparation
  • Restoration Care (Per Hour)
  • Long Bone/Organ/Tissue Donation 
  • Refrigeration: (Per day)


  • Illinois


  • Removal, Embalming, Delivery to funeral home 
  • Removal, Embalming, Death Certificate Preparation
  • Complete Ship-out Service
  • Immediate Cremation Service
  • Long Bone/Organ/Tissue Donation
  • Autopsied/Trauma/Obese/Infectious Cases

Central Illinois Trade Services will prepare and file death certificates on our client's cases if they desire. In the State of Illinois the death certificate is an electronically generated legal document that is filed in each county of death. Please contact us for a printed worksheet to aid in the completion of the death certificate. Each county health department sets the fee for certified copies.


  • We represent your firm in your name.
  • We have a modern fleet of professional 
  • We respond promptly to each service first call, giving residence and nursing care facilities priority.
  • We have conservatively dressed personnel, each with years of experience.
  • We will transport to your facility or ours.
  • We offer airport transportation and overland transportation to your firm anywhere in the country.


  • We maintain an Illinois licensed funeral establishment for your convenience.
  • We offer professional embalming service with many years of experience serving the funeral industry.
  • We have prepared over 20,000 cases, offering only the highest quality preparation.
  • We specialize in the preparation of difficult, traumatized, infectious, organ/bone/tissue donation instances.
  • We are available to travel to your local facilities or we can utilize our location


  • We offer nationwide shipping from St. Louis International Airport.
  • We provide local removal, embalming, and preparation of necessary burial/transit permit and death certificate. We provide service obtaining certified copies of death certificate.
  • We provide plastic garments and dignified cover gown for deceased, and completed embalming analysis.
  • We provide a combination shipping unit, and placement of remains in unit.
  • We secure all COD shipping arrangements as a "known shipper", and delivery to the airport.


  • We provide cremation and refrigeration services for our clients.
  • We are less than three blocks from one of our sub-contracted cremation facilities.
  • We provide the removal and care and custody of the decedent.
  • We expedite the preparation of death certificate, cremation permit, and coordinate cremation authorization documents.
  • We provide an alternate container, cremation fee and delivery to crematory facility
  • We ship or deliver the cremains to the authorized agent or your funeral establishment.

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