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Please use this Obituary Form to alert Headquarters of the death of an individual within the association so that we may inform all members. The completed form may be faxed to 847-236-9968 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles E. Wiseman - August 21, 2015
Charles Everette Wiseman, grandfather of Sarah Pojanowski, General Counsel at Selected Independent Funeral Homes, died August 21. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 487, Purcellville, VA 20134 or to the Ebenezer Cemetery, P.O. Box 174, Purcellville, VA 20134. Additional information.
A.W. Bailey Jr. - August 19, 2015
A.W. “Bill” Bailey Jr., owner of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, Waco, TX, died August 19. He is survived at the firm by his sons, Hatch Bailey, Funeral Director in Charge, President and co-owner; Roy Bailey, co-owner, and his wife, Tina; Wes Bailey, co-owner, and his wife, Rebecca; ten grandchildren including Baxter Bailey, Funeral Director's Assistant; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Waco Endowment Fund, 500 Webster, Waco TX 76706; The Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture Series in Christian Ethics at the George W. Truett Seminary, 1 Bear Place #97126, Waco, TX 76798; Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, 100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd, attn: Rhonda Luker, Waco, TX 76712, and the Bill and Roberta Bailey Endowed Scholarship Fund at Baylor University, 1 Bear Place #97050, Waco, TX 76798. Additional information.
Susan Hoaglund - August 5, 2015
Susan Hoaglund, wife of Bob Hoaglund, VP Sales & Marketing at Messenger, LLC, and Trustee for the Selected Educational Trust, died on August 5. Mrs. Hoaglund also is survived by a daughter, a son and a grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Community Church, The Junior League of Fort Wayne, IN, or The New Lenox Public Library, New Lenox, IL. Additional information.
Betty P. Miller - August 1, 2015
Betty P. Miller, wife of the late Dr. Frank W. Miller, former Executive Director of NSM, died August 1. She is survived by two children and two grandchildren. Additional information.
James A. McMullen Sr. - July 26, 2015
James Allen McMullen Sr., CEO at McMullen Funeral Home, Columbus, GA, died July 26. Heis survived by his wife, Cecille; son, James Allen Jr., President at the firm; daughter, Lisa McMullen Allen, and her husband, Stan; and four grandchildren. Flowers will be accepted and memorial contributions may be made to Beallwood Baptist Church, 4650 Veterans Pkwy., Columbus, GA 31904. Additional information.
Shirley M. Gunderson - July 23, 2015
Shirley M. Gunderson, Gunderson Funeral and Cremation Care, Madison, WI, died July 23. For 65 years, she supported her late husband, Robert E. Gunderson; son, Peter J. Gunderson, President; daughter-in-law Vicki, Secretary Treasurer, and grandchildren with the operation of their family owned firm. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago St., Madison, WI 53704. Additional information.
Marjorie Johnson - July 18, 2015
Marjorie Johnson, mother of Peter Johnson, Managing Director of Peter Johnson Funerals Ltd., South Shields, England, died July 18. Mrs. Johnson also is survived by her husband, Douglas. Donations may be sent to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in care of Joan Stephenson, 54 Lawe Road, South Shields, NE33 2AL.
Robert Bastien - July 3, 2015
Robert "Bob" Bastien, retired Funeral Director and Embalmer at West Funeral Home, Weaverville, NC, died on July 3. Memorial contributions may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. Additional information.
Barbara Smith - June 28, 2015
Barbara Smith, wife of Gary W. Smith, President at Brookings-Smith Funeral Home, Bangor, ME, died June 28. Mrs. Smith also is survived by her daughter, Holly Smith Fernald, Secretary at the firm; son-in-law, Jim Fernald, Treasurer at the firm; and granddaughter, Caroline Barbara Smith Fernald. Memorial contributions may be made to Lafayette Family Cancer Center C/O EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402, or to PEO, Program for Continuing Education, (provides financial need based scholarships for women to continue their education). Mail to: PEO Chapter B-ME, Linda Allen, Treasurer, P.O. Box 662, Bangor, ME 04402. Additional information.
Mindy G. Harris - June 11, 2015
Mindy G. Harris, wife of Michael Harris, Manager and Funeral Director at Paul W. Harris Funeral Home, Rochester, NY, died June 11. Mrs. Harris also is survived by her children, Emily and Michael. At the firm, she is survived by her father-in-law, Richard P. Harris, President and co-owner; mother-in-law, Billie Harris, Vice-President and co-owner; and brother-in-law, Rick Harris, Manager. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Kateri at Christ the King Church, 445 Kings Hwy S., Rochester, NY 14617. Additional information.
Telitha Lindquist - June 7, 2015
Telitha Lindquist of Lindquist Mortuaries, Ogden, UT, wife of the late John A. Lindquist, Past-President of Selected, died June 7. Mrs. Lindquist is survived by her children, Kathryn, Robert (President of Cemeteries at the firm), John (President of Mortuaries at the firm), Steven, Laurie, Peter and Telitha; twenty-nine grandchildren, including the firm's Assistant General Manager, McClain, and a Funeral Director at the firm, Robert; forty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to a non-profit of choice or to the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University, 4018 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408. Additional information.
Melody S. Anderson - May 27, 2015
Melody S. Anderson, aunt to Rebekah Giuffre, Funeral Director at Anderson Funeral Home, Franklin, OH, and sister-in-law to Charles Anderson, President of the firm, died May 27. Mrs. Anderson also is survived by her husband Bruce Anderson and their family including her son, Michael Anderson, and nephew Tyler Anderson, both of The Outlook Group. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club, 351 Ashley Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45215; Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church; or the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231. Additional information.
Ken Williams - May 27, 2015
Ken Williams, Funeral Director at Thompson Funeral Chapel, Goodyear, AZ, died on May 27.He is survived by his wife, Trish; daughters,Leslie and Nicole; son, David; and three grandchildren. Additional information.
Alysia D. Porter - May 21, 2015
Alysia Danielle "Dani" Porter, Vice-President of A.D. Porter & Sons, Inc., Louisville, KY, died May 21. She is survived by her father, Woodford R. Porter Jr., CEO of the firm; mother, Diane; and siblings, Hamilton Chase, Woodford R. III and Alexis Dominique. A scholarship fund will be established with the YMCA Black Achievers program in Dani’s honor. Additional information.
Steve Aldridge Jr. - May 16, 2015
Steve Aldridge Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Stanly Funeral Home, Inc., Albemarle, NC, and father of Stephen Aldridge III, President and Manager of the firm, died May 16. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 24361 S. Bus. 52, Albemarle, NC 28001 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Additional information.
Lois E. Geib - May 16, 2015
Lois Elaine Geib, mother of Richard Geib II, former President of Geib Funeral Homes, Crematories & Remembrance Centers, New Philadelphia, OH, and grandmother of Anne Geib, President of the firm, died May 16. Memorial contributions may be made to Geib Family Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization created by Rich and the Geib Family in 2004 for the benefit of the community, in the care of Huntington National Bank, PO Box 100, Dover, OH 44622 or to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Additional information.
Richard T. Harris - April 26, 2015
Richard T. "Dick" Harris, Powell Funeral Home & Crematory, Southern Pines, NC, died April 26. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 E. New York Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387 and FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374. Additional information.
Marcene W. Busch - April 16, 2015
Marcene "Marcy" Werner Busch, wife of Past Selected Secretary-Treasurer John Busch, Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Cleveland, OH, died April 16. Mrs. Busch also is survived by her children, James, President of the firm and Secretary-Treasurer of Selected, and his wife, Becky; J. Mark, Vice-President at the firm and his wife, Jennifer; Julie Ann and her husband, Joseph; Catherine and her husband, Kent; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to The Cleveland Chapter of A.A.U.W., (American Association of University Women) in memory of Marcene Busch. Additional information.
Lee P. Allen - March 12, 2015
Lee Patterson Allen, mother of Jack Allen, President at Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Cumming, GA, died March 12. Memorial contributions may be made to Atlanta Youth Academy, Polycystic Kidney Foundation or Canine Assistants. Additional information.
Fonda W. Stuhr - March 11, 2015
Fonda Wrenn Stuhr, wife of William "Sandy" Stuhr Sr., CEO of J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant, SC, and Past Board Member of National Selected Morticians, died March 11. Mrs. Stuhr is also survived by her children, William "Sandy" Stuhr Jr., Secretary/Treasurer, and his wife, Lynne; Catherine Stuhr, Vice-President, and her husband, Alan Toporek; Timothy W. Stuhr and his wife, Pam; Carol S. Kays and her husband, Dr. Chuck Kays; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also of the firm is William "Sandy" Stuhr's cousin, President John A. Stuhr. Additional information.
Maurene Dunning - March 5, 2015
Maurene Dunning, mother of Kristin Sellers, Secretary of William F. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg, PA, and mother-in-law of William F. "Bill" Sellers, President/Owner of the firm, died March 5. Mrs. Dunning also is survived by her daughter, Kimberly, and two grandsons.
Eugene Chandler - March 2, 2015
Eugene Chandler, father of Dana Chandler, President of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, South Paris, ME, died on March 2. Mr. Chandler also is survived by his grandson, Marc Chandler, practitioner/trainee at the firm. Memorial contributions may be made to Tyrian Lodge No. 73, AF & AM, P.O. Box 151, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256. Additional information.
J. William Dolan - February 26, 2015
J. William Dolan, brother of W. Craig Dolan, President, and Paul Dolan, Vice-President, of Dolan Funeral Home, Milton, MA, died February 26. Mr. Dolan also is survived by his nephew, Frederick "Jed" Dolan, funeral director at the firm. Memorial contributions may be made to The Resident Activity Fund, Tremont Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 605 Main St., Wareham, MA 02571. Additional information.
Gerald L. Barbieri - January 8, 2015
Gerald L. “Jerry” Barbieri, father of Andrea Horan and father-in-law of John Horan, President and CEO at Horan & McConaty Funeral Service/Cremation, Aurora, CO, and Past President of Selected, died on January 8. Mr. Barbieri also is survived by his wife, Margery; son, John; grandchildren, Melyssa, Gabriella, Isabella, Laura, Sarah, John Luke, Katie and her husband Luke Densow of Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Homes; and great-grandchild, Nixie Rose. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Therese Catholic School, 1200 Kenton Street, Aurora, CO 80010. Additional information.
Kathryn P. Harris - November 30, 2014
Kathryn P. Harris, mother of Barbara Farris, Owner and Vice President of Farris Funeral Service, Inc., Abingdon, VA, died November 30. Her son-in-law, David Farris, Owner and member of the board at the firm, is a Selected (NSM) Past President. Her granddaughter, Kim Farris Luke, is President of the firm. Flowers are welcome, and memorial contributions may be made to Abingdon United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 101 East Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210, or to Ecumenical Faith in Action, Crisis Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 2419, Abingdon, VA 24212. Additional information.
Patricia N. Garvie-Tannahill - November 25, 2014
Patricia N. "Pat" Garvie-Tannahill, wife of Bruce Tannahill, Past Secretary-Treasurer of Selected and President of Tannahill Funeral Home Ltd., Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, died November 25. Memorial contributions may be made to Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation “Oncology." Additional information.
Thomas J. Chamberlain - November 24, 2014
Thomas J. Chamberlain, grandfather of Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, died yesterday, November 24. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the American Heart Association. Additional information.
Donald S. Temrowski - November 11, 2014
Donald S. Temrowski, Owner, Chairman and Treasurer of D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, Warren, MI, died on November 11. He is survived at the firm by his wife Beverly, Co-Owner and Secretary; and sons, David, Co-Owner and Funeral Director and Daniel, also Co-Owner and Funeral Director. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul of the Cross Retreat House, 23333 Schoolcraft Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48223. Additional information.
Leo C. Basler Jr. - October 28, 2014
Leo C. "Chipper" Basler Jr., President and Treasurer of Basler Funeral Home, Ste. Genevieve, MO, died on October 28. Mr. Bassler is survived by his wife, Carolyn, Vice President and Secretary of the firm; son, Eric, Manager; and daughter-in-law, Julie, Office Manager. Memorial contributions may be made to Valle Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 255, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, or Friends of Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, 800 Ste. Genevieve Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. Additional information.
Donald R. Boone - October 26, 2014
Donald Ray Boone, owner of Selected Preferred Partner HES Management Consultants, Asheville, NC, died October 26. He is survived by his wife, Laura; daughter, Donna Boone Parsons, also of HES Management Consultants; and granddaughter, Katherine. Memorial contributions may be made to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806 or to Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church, Community Services Fund, 375 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Additional information.
Helen M. Epley - October 26, 2014
Helen Mangum Epley, mother of Pat Epley, Administrative Assistant for the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust, died October 26. Memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Rd., Marion, NC 28752, or WMU Ladies of West Court Baptist Church, 355 W. Court St., Marion, NC 28752. Additional information.
Marion Gladys B. DeGutis - October 24, 2014
Marion Gladys Burnette DeGutis died October 24. She is survived by her grandson, Co-CEO of Broussard's Mortuary, Beaumont, TX, and Past President of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Tom Broussard; her daughter, Marie Broussard; and grandchildren, Dale Broussard, David Broussard and Marian Broussard-West. Additional information.
Frank W. Jilot - September 21, 2014
Roberta H. Bailey - September 13, 2014
Roberta Hatch Bailey, Vice President, Secretary and co-owner of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, Waco, TX, died on September 13. Mrs. Bailey is survived at the firm by her husband, Arthur William Bailey, co-owner; son, Hatch Bailey, Funeral Director in Charge, President and co-owner; sons, Roy Bailey and Wes Bailey, also co-owners and grandson Baxter Bailey, Funeral Director's Assistant. Additional information and a place to leave condolences can be found at wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.
Gordon B. Garrett - September 10, 2014
Gordon B. Garrett, former President of Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, Titusville, PA, died September 10. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, and four children. His son, Todd C. Garrett, is Supervisor and President of the firm. His daughter, Leigh G. Anderson, is Office Administrator. And his grandson, Joseph S. Anderson, is a funeral director at the firm. Additional information.