Owned and Operated by

Lawrence & Eudora Families

since 1904

Compassion & Service

. . . more than just words

No one should go through
losing someone alone

Every life deserves a

celebration

WELCOME

to Warren McElwain Mortuary
& Cremation Services

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to providing high quality funeral services to all families that we serve. We are fair and serve all families in the manner we would wish to be served.

It is our sincere desire that you comfortable visiting our site. We’ve made it easy for you to learn more about the services we provide, and get to know more about us.

For immediate need or any questions, please contact us anytime at

  • Memorial Service, limited viewing (no embalming).
  • Cremation takes place as soon as paperwork is complete.
  • Choice of minimum container or cremation casket.
  • Held at our chapel or your church.
  • The body is present for the service.
  • May be religious or secular.
  • May request a visitation the day of the service or the night before.
  • No embalming.
  • Limited viewing.
  • Refrigeration is used until the day of burial.
  • May use the Natural Burial Section at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
  • Selection of natural burial caskets and containers are available.
Warren-McElwain-Mortuary

Since 1904 Warren-McElwain Mortuary has been locally owned and operated. We are known for providing the best in funeral services to all families.

Warren-McElwain provides a full range of services including burial, cremation, in our own crematory, entombment or body donation.
We offer a complete line of granite, and bronze markers and arrange the installation in any cemetery. Complete pre-planning in advance of immediate need is also available.

Since 1904 Warren-McElwain Mortuary has been locally owned and operated. We are known for providing the best in funeral services to all families.

Warren-McElwain provides a full range of services including burial, cremation, in our own crematory, entombment or body donation.
We offer a complete line of granite, and bronze markers and arrange the installation in any cemetery. Complete pre-planning in advance of immediate need is also available.

Testimonials

Warren-McElwain Mortuary & Cremation Services is rated 4.45 out of 5
based on 51 reviews.

Highly recommend their services. Thank you, Lisa.

Brian McGee
5/5 on Google

01/04/2022
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We selected Warren-McElwain when my father-in-law passed suddenly with no prearrangements. Audrey was incredibly compassionate, made sure to take care of everything, and helped us make sure everyone got an opportunity for closure

Brian McGee
5/5 on Google

01/04/2022
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Audrey and whole staff was very kind and professional handling my mothers funeral.

Becky Hegeman Grammer
5/5 on Facebook

01/04/2022
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Having not been back in town to Lawrence in many, many years, I was certainly relieved to see that the name I knew, Warren McElwain, was yet still providing their services. Upon the passing of my relation, and myself, being across the country at the time, I needed a trusted partner in the decision -making of final arrangements

Becky Hegeman Grammer
5/5 on Facebook

01/04/2022
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01/04/2022

Brian McGee
5/5 on Google

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Highly recommend their services. Thank you, Lisa.

12/29/2021

Becky Hegeman Grammer
5/5 on Facebook

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Audrey and whole staff was very kind and professional handling my mothers funeral.

12/09/2021

Bryce Bowers
5/5 on Google

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We selected Warren-McElwain when my father-in-law passed suddenly with no prearrangements. Audrey was incredibly compassionate, made sure to take care of everything, and helped us make sure everyone got an opportunity for closure

11/14/2021

Joseph Regier
5/5 on Google

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Having not been back in town to Lawrence in many, many years, I was certainly relieved to see that the name I knew, Warren McElwain, was yet still providing their services. Upon the passing of my relation, and myself, being across the country at the time, I needed a trusted partner in the decision -making of final arrangements

11/08/2021

Tracy Hann
5/5 on Google

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The people at Warren-McElwain were wonderful when my father passed away. Very caring, considerate and respectful. They did what they said they were going to do and everything was perfectly done.

07/23/2021

Richard Sengpiehl
5/5 on Google

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The family of Mary Ann Adams is happy with the service and caringfor my wife's celebration of life service and burial.

07/21/2021

Joyce Jordan
5/5 on Google

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I definitely appreciate the patient, thorough and unhurried support that Audrey provided after my dad's passing. He and my mother had not made prearrangements, but Audrey took us through the entire cremation process in a supportive and informative way

07/16/2021

Bob Prue
5/5 on Google

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These people here are servants they are comforters and they have a very tough job. I do not know how they manage to do the work they do but hats off to them. I would highly recommend this place for any funeral arrangements you have to make

07/16/2021

Robin Starling
5/5 on Google

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We cannot give enough praise to all of the staff from Warren-McElwain Mortuary, especially to Lisa M.Everyone was so nice and and not pushy. They listened to our requests and exceeded our expectations

07/10/2021

Marty Bregman
5/5 on Google

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Audrey was very helpful and sensitive to our needs. She helped us develop mom’s obituary and dealt effectively with issues related to her death certificate.

06/28/2021

Gerry Stice
5/5 on Google

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The staff at Warren-McElwain was very helpful during this difficult time. Audrey was absolutely the best. She was not only extremely patient but respectful and showed compassion for the entire family.

04/24/2021

Kay Dean
5/5 on Google

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They are very helpful during this horrible time.

03/08/2021

Leslie Nelson
5/5 on Google

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Couldn't have asked for better! They were on point when it came to transporting our loved one to another state then back home. I let them know what I was trying to accomplish and they took it from there

02/08/2021

Jared Covert
5/5 on Google

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The service you get comes from the most compassionate, caring people. You will not be disappointed choosing this place to take care of your loved one.

02/08/2021

Mark Willis
5/5 on Google

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I have had the honor of officiating several funerals at Warren-McElwain. The staff are always professional and attentive to families' needs. They go the extra mile to serve people who find themselves at a very low point as they grieve their loved one

10/10/2020

Gloria G.
5/5 on Yelp

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Sad to say but this was our second time using Warren McElwain in a year. They buried my mother last year and my father this year. Both times we had the pleasure of working with Audrey. I just can't say enough good things about her and the service she and the mortuary provided

04/08/2020

Angie Rivera
5/5 on Google

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The staff at Warren-McElwain are so kind and did everything they could to make a sorrowful occasion run smoothly. They took care of all of the details and were available whenever we needed, even at 9:00 at night

04/08/2020

Gail Courtwright
5/5 on Google

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Audrey and the staff of Warren McElwain we're so gracious and helpful. They made a difficult time so much easier. Everything went so smoothly. Their facility is very beautiful, too. Thank you from the Courtright family

04/08/2020

Kayla Foley
5/5 on Google

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During one of the hardest moments in our life, they did a wonderful job making sure we were well taken care of. Very grateful for their help and compassion during such a sad time.

04/08/2020

John Stritikus
5/5 on Google

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Audrey Bell and team at Warren-McElwain did an exceptional job when our relative passed away unexpectedly. During this extremely emotional time for us they were exceedingly professional & caring. Even when inadvertently our family arrived at our appointment time and another family was present at the funeral home discussing their needs--> Audrey Bell was able to balance the time between the two families and met our families expectations

04/08/2020

Sam Garcia
5/5 on Google

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This family owned funeral home is by far the best in the area. They are genuine in every way. They will walk you step by step and treat you like family. I personally know this family and I have witnessed with my own eyes their care for others

01/26/2020

Harriet Will Shaffer
5/5 on Facebook

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Warren McElwain handled my husband’s visitation and memorial service at our church professionally and compassionately. Michael kindly and competently helped me with preplanning. Audrey led our family through the planning and actual events in a superb and caring manner

04/08/2019

Melanie Workman
5/5 on Google

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The staff was very friendly. Very accommodating and always answered the questions we had..

04/08/2019

Pam Burkhead
5/5 on Google

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They have been extremely kind and patient. Audrey has been phenomenal. They are truly dedicated well trained professionals. I am from a large family and they were able to keep us on track and answer all questions we had

07/03/2018

Gina Redding Sharp
5/5 on Facebook

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At such a difficult time, Marla made our experience with losing our father, a very heart warming transition. She was absolutely awesome! Then, 6 months later my daughter saw Marla at a gas station and she recognized her as Harlin Redding’s granddaughter! Unbelievable, as we understand how many people and families she has dealt with in the last 6 months

04/08/2017

Molly Law
5/5 on Google

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We couldn't of had a better experience at warren mcelwain. Audrey and all of the staff there were so helpful and truly caring of our needs and it couldn't of been a more beautiful service. I will forever be thankful for their service.

04/08/2016

Kristy Wempe-Bellinger
5/5 on Google

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Exceptional. We have been utilizing WMM for funeral services since 1986 when my grandmother passed. We often joke with former owner, but still very involved, Larry about a frequent customer discount

01/08/2016

Michael P.
4/5 on Yelp

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They have been our go to funeral home for our family. Always do a beautiful service from the heart. Hair and makeup is the best! We will continue coming back for the painless,fair and professional services offered by the McElwains.

09/27/2015

Allan Brain
5/5 on Facebook

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Excellent service, Very professional. Dog-friendly. Apparently not part of a large conglomerate. I am not a fan of mortuaries--when you are dealing with them it is at difficult times and there are some notorious abusive practices at some of them

04/08/2014

Bill Fair
4/5 on Google

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We also used Warren-McElwain for our son's funeral. They were caring, supportive and reasonable. I could not have asked for more from a friend at a difficult time. Thank you