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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 email@example.com.
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 Prefered 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.