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Funeral Home Happenings — March 13, 2017

by | Mar 13, 2017 | Funeral Home Happenings

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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!

If you or someone you know deserves recognition, email us at We’d love to feature you or them in our next installment of Funeral Home Happenings!

Scott Dahl Recognized for Work as Funeral Director

Scott Dahl, a managing partner of Hennessey Funeral Homes and Crematory in Spokane, Washington, has been part of the funeral profession since he was a child thanks to his funeral director father.

Read more at The Spokesman-Review.

Roger Vander Plaat Earns CCO Designation

Roger Vander Plaat of Lazear-Smith and Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Warwick, New York, has earned his Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) designation from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).

Read more at The Warwick Advertiser.

Powles Staton Funeral Home Recognized for Toy Drive

The North Carolina National Guard has recognized the Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, North Carolina, for its Operation Toy Soldier program.

Read more at Salisbury Post.

Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Families at Ballard Funeral Home

Dash is a one-year-old therapy dog who has taken up residence at the Ballard Funeral Home in Cody, Wyoming.

Read more at Powell-Tribune.

Tri-City LLC Crematory Featured in Story

Opened in March 2015, Tri-City LLC Crematory in  has expertise in all areas of funeral needs, however, they specialize in cremation.

Read more at The Daily Dunkin Democrat.

Ebright Funeral Home Gets New Apprentice

Ebright Funeral Home in Frankfort, Ohio, has brought on Tyler W. Brown as he completes a two-year apprenticeship to obtain his Ohio Funeral Directors license.

Read more at The Times-Gazette.

Brenneman Funeral Home Gets New Owners

Mike and Kelly Hornung are the new owners of Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal, Kansas.

Read more at Leader & Times.

Shaunda Lawson Returns Home to Continue Family Funeral Home

In April, Shaunda Lawson will celebrate her one-year anniversary as the owner and operator of Lawson’s Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in Grove, Oklahoma.

Read more at Grand Lake News.

Craig L. Stewart Renewed as Certified Preplanning Consultant

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has renewed the Certified Preplanning Consultant certification of Craig L. Stewart of Kuhn Funeral Homes in West Reading, Pennsylvania.

Read more at Reading Eagle.


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