Funeral directors and funeral home owners constantly strive to improve themselves for their community and the families they serve.
Unfortunately, they don’t often get the recognition they deserve. That’s why Frazer Consultants regularly features the accomplishments of funeral directors and funeral homes in our Funeral Home Happenings blog. See what your peers and colleagues have been up to lately!
Heritage Funeral Home’s Curtis Ottinger Named Manager of the Year
Curtis Ottinger received the Managing Partner of the Year, East Region, for Carriage Funeral Services. The East Region includes more than 60 funeral homes in 13 different states.
Read more at The Chattanoogan.
Canton Funeral Home and Cemetery Gives Back to the Community
For the fourth year in a row, Joseph Hickey, owner of Canton Funeral Home and Cemetery, will host a free Fourth of July BBQ lunch for residents of Cherokee County.
Read more at Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News.
Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home Voted top Choice In The Register-Herald’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home in West Virginia was recognized by readers for its 100 years of service and support to the community.
Read more at Register-Herald.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel Gives Presentation On Funeral Director Requirements
David Feldhaus of Feldhaus Memorial Chapel held an educational seminar to discuss the requirements, licensing, and education involved in becoming a Tennessee funeral director.
Read more at Shelbyville Times-Gazette.
Meet Kermit: First Therapy Dog For Funerals in Texas
Kermit is a one-year-old Border Collie that recently became the first official therapy dog for funeral homes in Texas. Kermit passed his tests in May and has already been to more than two dozen funerals.
Read more at My9NJ.com.
Funeral Home Greeter Honored
Anne Brady, a greeter at EQ Funeral Home, was among the 14 women honored with the 2017 40th Senate District’s Women of Distinction Award.
Read more at Mid Hudson Valley Patch.
Shea Dow Gave Presentation at 18th Annual Grief Camp
Van Horn-Eagle Funeral Home’s Shea Dow gave a presentation to children about grief and coping with the loss of a loved one. The children also got the chance to tour a hearse and make memorial crafts for their loved ones.
Read more at Hillsdale County News.
Texas Funeral Director Honored by Peers
Jack Sawyer, a funeral director at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, was honored in June by the Texas Funeral Directors Association. Sawyer has served as a funeral director for more than 50 years, and was named the 2017 Funeral Director of the Year in Texas.
Read more at Caller-Times.
Archdiocese of Chicago Set to Open First Cremation Garden
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will open their first cremation garden in Des Plaines. The Cremation Garden of Saint Francis will open on July 10th.
Read more at Daily Herald.
San Antonio Funeral Home Goes Green
Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries is putting solar panels on eight of their funeral home facilities. Mission Park Funeral home has also started using 18 electric Smart Cars in their funeral fleet.
Read more at My San Antonio.
Three Generations Working at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home
The Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, Missouri, recently hired Zach Playle, making him the third generation of the Playle family to work at the funeral home.
Read more at Kirksville Express.
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