EAST PEORIA — Gary Deiters Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 444 E. Washington St., East Peoria, was recently recognized by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association as a recipient of the Illinois Award of Funeral Service Distinction.

There were 10 funeral homes that achieved this prestigious honor at the 138th annual Illinois Funeral Directors Association Convention, held at the end of June in Peoria.

The award recognizes exemplary contributions to both the communities served by funeral homes, as well as the profession itself.