Adams County Chief Deputy Coroner
Illinois Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Scott Graham is a graduate of Camp Point Central High School in Camp Point, IL. Scott then attended John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL in preparation for transfer to Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL where he earned his diploma in Mortuary Science.
Scott began his funeral service career in 1989 at the Briggs Funeral Home in Golden, IL. It was during this time that Scott was influenced and encouraged by the late Erma Briggs to make his decision. Upon graduating from Mortuary College, Scott received his apprentice license in 1993 and became a fully licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1994.
Scott then went to work at the Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home in Springfield, IL. It was here that Scott was given the opportunity to hone his embalming skills and work with assisting families during some of their most difficult times. Thanks to the guidance of Mrs. Briggs, Chris Butler, Jack Butler and Matt Foley, Scott was able to obtain much experience to become a well rounded professional with high morals and integrity to make certain that families were treated with the utmost respect and honesty.
In 2006, Matt Foley, a Quincy native, approached Scott about starting a business that would create mortuary support services to funeral homes with special attention given to their embalming needs. Having worked under Matt, Scott knew this was a great opportunity, so together they began Central Illinois Trade Services to share their experience and offer relief support to the funeral homes and county coroners that call upon them for assistance. Since 2006, Scott has developed relationships with coroners and funeral directors across the state. One of Scotts most rewarding experiences is that of the relationship that he has developed with the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network providing transportation and embalming services to improve and ease the donation process for donor families, coroners, and funeral professionals. In 2015, Scott was appointed deputy coroner in Morgan County. This appointment allowed Scott the opportunity to gain first-hand experience on how to investigate reports of death while working with other investigating agencies and emergency services.
Scott has always worked for independent family funeral home providers due to his strong belief in supporting the service that family businesses offer to their local communities. Honesty, truth and the ability to compassionately care for the loved ones and families that Scott is called upon to serve, in any capacity, is of the utmost importance to him.
Scott and his wife Susan were married in Golden, IL at the Immanuel Lutheran Church by Scotts father, Rev. Ronald F. Graham in 1993. Scott and Susan have always had a special fondness for Adams County and love being with all those that call Adams County home.
As Coroner, Scott will through compassion and education ensure that the Adams County Coroner’s Office remains a strong service provider to the people of Adams County when they need it most.