to Warren-McElwain Mortuary
& Cremation Services
Compassion & Service
. . . more than just words
No one should go through
losing someone alone
Every life deserves a
Welcome to Warren-McElwain Mortuary. We take pride in our reputation for providing exceptional service for the families who trust us to care for them. We have two locations with one in Lawrence just south of the city park and one in Eudora, one block east of the elementary school.
We own and operate our own crematory so your loved one never leaves our care, assuring you of dignified care at all times.
Warren-McElwain has been locally owned and operated since 1904. The long history and deep roots are the foundation of our dedicated service to our friends and neighbors during their time of sorrow. We will listen to you, make suggestions so you have all the facts & information you need to make informed decisions that will give you comfort and peace of mind. You can know we will follow your instructions to the best of our human ability so you will have a personalized experience.
We are dedicated to following the Golden Rule, to serve all families as we would want to be taken care of. We have spacious modern facilities that were purpose built for funeral service and late model automotive equipment.
As you visit our site, it is our desire that we have made it easy for you to learn more about the services we provide and about us.
- 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.
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.
Our compassionate staff is dedicated to providing support and guidance during this difficult time. We understand that every family is unique, and we approach each situation with empathy and respect.
Our team is always ready to accommodate your wishes and help you create a meaningful tribute that reflects your loved one's life and values.
Warren-McElwain Mortuary & Cremation Services is rated 4.45 out of 5
based on 51 reviews.
Locally we are members of the Lawrence & Eudora Chambers of Commerce, Rotary and Douglas County Historical Social. We also donate to local organizations such as Just Foods, Humane Society, Visiting Nurses and United Way. We are also members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA), the International Cemetery Cremation Funeral Associations (ICCFA) the NAACP and are founding members of the United Stated Holocaust Museum.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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