Helping families celebrate a life lived.


Services & Obituaries

Laurence Wallace
December 9, 1930 ~
November 20, 2015
Date of Service: November 27, 2015

David Manley
February 12, 1936 ~
November 23, 2015
Date of Service: November 28, 2015

Donna Johnson
March 10, 1927 ~
November 22, 2015

Helen Crawford
March 11, 1923 ~
November 20, 2015

Martha Kamp
May 24, 1928 ~
November 19, 2015

William J. Labenz
October 8, 1937 ~
November 18, 2015

Carole Carpenter
April 30, 1929 ~
November 18, 2015

Leone Hayes
August 22, 1925 ~
November 16, 2015

Charles Kirk
January 6, 1927 ~
November 11, 2015


Cremation Options

Cremation is an alternative to full burial, and you will be asked whether you want the cremated remains buried, entombed, placed in a niche, scattered, or kept at home. The cremation of the body can occur before the ceremony of life recognition or afterwards. With cremation you have the opportunity for public or private viewing. Because we own and operate our own crematory, you also have the opportunity to gather at the crematory and witness the cremation process.

When you choose cremation, some commonly selected services are:

Full-Service Ceremony Followed by Cremation

The decedent is present, giving family and friends the opportunity for viewing and saying goodbye.  Once the viewing and ceremony have taken place, the cremation is performed. 

Cremation With a Life Celebration

Also known as a “family-designed” farewell, the funeral home staff assists the family in arranging a highly personal way of saying goodbye that reflects the uniqueness of the decedent. Often, personal memorabilia of the decedent is displayed and selected speakers share their own life memories and experiences of the decedent.

Cremation with a Memorial Ceremony

The decedent is not present, cremation takes place before the ceremony. Private or public viewing can be arranged to meet family needs prior to cremation.

Cremation with No Ceremony

The cremation is scheduled at the earliest convenience of the family without any ceremony, gathering, or act of recognition. Viewing of your loved one is still available with this option.

For those family members wishing to keep a portion of the cremated remains, small urns called “keepsake” urns and jewelry are available at our office.


Pre-planning information
Family Feedback

"You and your staff are true professionals.  You went way and above your call of duty.  All of us are so grateful for that, and we will remember the extra act of kindness the rest of our lives.  We thank you so very much."

~ Betty & Family
News & Events

SERVICE OF HOPE: Holiday Service of Remembrance
Sunday, December 6 ~ 2pm

Click to Request Your Free Guidebook

NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
MFDA Recognizes 50-Year Commitment at State Convention

EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: May 29 to June 1, 2014
Honoring Those Who've Answered the Call to Service


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