The Du Quoin community is happy to welcome Bill and Vonda Rosado as the new owners of the Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home. Filling in the big shoes of local favorite Frank Maxton, who was a staple of the community.
The facility used to be named Maxton Funeral Home and was owned by Frank Maxton. Frank was well accomplished and over the course of his life had been awarded rotarian of the year, Du Quoin´s Citizen of the year, and when he retired in 2012 the mayor granted him the tremendous award of having a Frank Maxton Appreciation day.
Mr. Francis ¨Frank¨ Maxton passed away on September 21, 2014 at the age of 80 and the facility has not been operating since. Mr. and Mrs. Rosado will be breathing new life into the historic downtown location, which they plan to open this year as soon as possible. The couple is honoring the Maxton past by incorporating it into the new name of the funeral home, calling it Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home.
Vonda Rosado has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for more than 26 years. Working at the nearby Marion family funeral home, Hughes Funeral Home. Bill Rosado will serve as the executive manager of the funeral home and event center.
The location will also expand its revenue offerings by operating as not only a funeral home, but an event location. The 5,000-square-foot home will also be available for family reunions, wedding receptions, board meetings, community functions, intimate gathering rooms and more.
New owner Vonda said: “We felt the need to offer additional event services … and this facility will enable us to provide services and events like no other in the surrounding communities.”