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Local Ownership

Who Owns and Operates the
Funeral Home You Are Considering?

There are neighborhood funeral homes, thought to be locally owned, that actually are owned by national, publicly-traded corporations. This can lead to more standardized and perhaps less personal service from a business that may be more responsible to the needs of its investors than to the needs of families and the community.

Unlike funeral homes and mortuaries that are part of large corporate organizations, Selected Funeral Homes are owned and operated by people who are invested in their communities. In fact, independent ownership is the primary requirement of membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

Selected Funeral Homes are owned by people who are leaders in their community, and most have been caring for friends and neighbors for generations.

If local ownership and knowledge of local traditions are important to you, you should ask who owns and operates the funeral home you are considering. To find an independent firm near you, you can use our Member Locator.

Talk-Of-A-Lifetime

What people are saying about Selected members

"Our family wanted to take a few minutes to thank the staff of Baue for all the kind words and helpful advice in planning and executing the funeral. Thanks for helping us through the initial consultation and special thanks for guidance the day of the service. You went above and beyond our expectations changing things on the fly based on the weather, church lighting, etc. We couldn't have been more pleased."

– Anon.., St. Charles, MO
Served by member firm Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Cemetery

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