Memorial Butterfly Release

The butterfly represents the transformation of the spirit of our loved ones transition from this life. We look forward to sharing this special time with the families in our communities.

RSVP to Valerie Engelbart at  217-685-0702

The cost of each butterfly is $15

To reserve your butterfly, click here and then under "Designation" select "Butterfly Release/Hospice Program"


Butterfly Release Event Dates

Select a location and reserve a butterfly to have the name of your loved one honored during the ceremony.

HSHS Holy Family Hospital
May 12 | 5:30 p.m.
Fountain area

HSHS St. Mary's Hospital
May 25 | 5:30 p.m.
Cancer Center Healing Garden

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
May 17 | 5:30 p.m.
Healing Garden

HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
May 26 | 3 p.m.
Healing Garden (east side)

HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital
May 19 | 5:30 p.m.
Healing Garden

HSHS St. John's Hospital
June 1 | 5:30 p.m.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
May 23 | 5:30 p.m.
Healing Garden

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
June 7 | 5:30 p.m.
Garden between hospital and medical building


Cram the Cars

Watch for more information on this event for February 2023.

HSHS colleagues and community members are invited to "cram" a Home Care car with donated non-perishable food items for local food pantries in our HSHS Home Care Illinois service areas.

For more information, contact Valerie Engelbart, volunteer/bereavement coordinator for HSHS Home Care Illinois, at 217-685-0702 or email