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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.
Sara Jo Heslop - May 23
Sara Jo Heslop, retired secretary and administrative assistant of Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, OH, died May 23. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur R. Heslop Jr., retired Vice President, son, R. Gregory Heslop, President, and his wife, Sandra; and two daughters, Cindi Dietlin and Heidi Burns. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Additional information.
Richard G. Pridemore - May 5
Richard “Rich” G. Pridemore, long-time owner and operator of Hippensteel Funeral Home, Lafayette, IN, died May 5. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and son, Scott, Owner and General Manager of the firm. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lake Freeman Fireworks Fund or the American Diabetes Association. Additional information.
Charles T. Mayer Sr. - April 25
Charles Thompson Mayer Sr. of Mayer Funeral Home, Georgetown, SC, died April 25. Memorial contributions may be made to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or the charity of one's choice. Additional information.
Lorna Cuddy - April 24
Lorna Cuddy, mother of Mark Cuddy, Selected's Membership Development Director, died April 24. Memorial contributions may be made in Lorna’s name to the Catholic Women’s Council, c/o St. Joseph’s Church, 503 North Chestnut St., Jefferson, IA 50129 or in c/o Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, 119 W. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lorna Cuddy, please visit the Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home Sympathy Store. Additional information.
Mary R. Andrews - April 22
Mary Rose Peacock Andrews, wife of Richard Andrews, President of Andrews Mortuary, Inc., Wilmington, NC, Past Secretary-Treasurer of Selected and a Trustee for the Educational Trust, died April 22. Memorial contributions may be made to She Rocks Ovarian Cancer Research, PO Box 215, Wilmington, NC 28402, or St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401 or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Additional information.
William DeWeese - March 29
Claire P. Ham - March 12
Claire Purcell Ham, mother of Leadership Academy Dean and friend of Selected, Marguerite Ham, died March 12. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 315 1st Street, Westfield, NJ 07090. Additional information.
Marian E. Conley - March 10
Marian E. Conley, mother of Anne Roan and Jane Lukasiewicz, Conley Funeral and Cremation Service, Brockton, MA, died March 10. Memorial donations may be made in Marian's name to Alice's House, PO Box 681, Humarock, MA 02047; or the Charity Guild, Inc., PO Box 2372, Brockton, MA 02305-2372. Additional information.
Frances V. Bryant - February 24
Frances V. Bryant, wife of NSM Past President, the late Donald G. Bryant, Charlotte, NC, died February 24. Memorial donations may be made to InReach, 4530 Park Rd., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28209; The Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, 741 Kenilworth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; and Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207. Additional information.
Paul E. Weicht - February 11
Paul Eugene “Gene” Weicht, Chairman of Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, IN, died February 11. He is survived at the firm by his wife, Susan; his sons, John and Jeffrey; his daughter, Beth Weicht Lee; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Steuben County Cancer Association, PO Box 28, Angola, IN 46703; Cameron Hospice and Home Health, 416 E. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703 or to the donor’s choice. Additional information.
George B. Dodge Jr. - January 29
George B. “Mike” Dodge Jr. died January 29. He is the father of Debbie Dodge, President of Dodge Company, a Selected Preferred Partner. Memorial contributions can be made to Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556, or to a charity of your choice. Additional information.
Amy J. Olson - January 17
Amy Joy Olson, daughter of former Selected Headquarters Office Manager, Diane Sundblom, died January 17. Memorial contributions may be made to Lemons of Love, 433 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016. Additional information.
L. Shelton Ennis - January 4
Henry H. Jordan Jr. and Ann F. Jordan - December 19, 2016
Henry H. Jordan Jr., owner of Jordan Funeral Home, Kosciusko, MS, and his wife, Ann, both died December 19. They are survived by their sons, Henry Hunter Jordan III, Manager of the firm, and his wife, Rosalind; Jackson Firestone Jordan and his wife, Julie; and four grandchildren. Additional information for Mr. Jordan. Additional information for Mrs. Jordan.
Kathryn M. Smith - November 12, 2016
Kathryn Marie Smith, mother of Linda Carmon and mother-in-law of John (Jay) Carmon, President of Carmon Community Funeral Homes, Windsor, CT, died November 12. Contributions may be made to Mary's Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families, 6 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. Additional information.
Hope M. Larkin - October 31, 2016
Deona L. Pierce - October 31, 2016
Deona L. “Dee” Pierce, mother of Steve Pierce, owner of Muehlebach Funeral Care, Kansas City, MO, died October 31. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of her to the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust, 500 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 205, Deerfield, IL 60015. Additional information.
William E. Calhoun - October 21, 2016
William E. Calhoun, President of Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Akron, OH, died October 21. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann; son, Byron, President of firm, and his wife, Alison; daughters, Allison Calhoun Brown (Paul) and Adina Calhoun Walker (Greg); and six grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the Stewart and Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307. Additional information.
R. Stephen Pierce - October 9, 2016
R. Stephen Pierce, father of Steve Pierce, owner of Muehlebach Funeral Care, Kansas City, MO, died October 9. Memorial contributions may be made to Selected Independent Funeral Homes' Educational Trust, c/o R. Stephen Pierce, 500 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 205, Deerfield, IL 60015. Additional information.
David P. Byers - September 22, 2016
David P. Byers, Assistant Vice President and Location Manager of Goldfinch Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet, SC, died September 22. Memorial contributions may be made to: Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, c/o Celeste Ridgway, 147 Hillcrest Dr. Little Hocking, OH 45752. Additional information.
Lillie M. Hoy – September 19, 2016
John J. Berg - August 31, 2016
John J. Berg, Funeral Director at Allnut Funeral Service, Greeley, CO, died August 31. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Canada Ave., Green Valley, AZ 85614; to the USO; or to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. Additional information.
Jeremiah J. O’Keefe III - August 23, 2016
Jeremiah J. “Jerry” O’Keefe III, former owner of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes, Ocean Springs, MS, died August 23. Memorial gifts may be made to the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, P.O. Box 248, Biloxi, MS 39532. Additional information.