We express our sincere condolences to families within our association
who have lost a loved one.

Alert Us to a Death

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

Make a Memorial Contribution to the Selected Educational Trust
Honor the memory of a loved one or someone for whom you have a deep and abiding respect by making a memorial contribution to the Selected Educational Trust. Contact Stefanie Favia, Senior Director of Development, or call 888-70-TRUST to learn more.

Bob R. Carmichael

Bob R. Carmichael – July 25, 2022

Bob R. Carmichael, the previous owner of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors in Pampa, TX, died on Monday, July 25, 2022. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1981, Pampa, TX 79065, Pampa Senior Citizens Center, 500 W. Francis, Pampa, TX 79065 or Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219. Additional Information.

 Craig Raymond Tomczak

Craig Raymond Tomczak – July 11, 2022

Craig Raymond Tomczak, crematory operator, manager and funeral assistant at Pines Funerals in Carthage, NC, died on Monday, July 11, 2022. Memorials may be made to any local charity of your choice. Additional Information.

 Henry Vander Plaat Jr

Henry W. Vander Plaat, Jr. – July 11, 2022

Henry W. Vander Plaat, Jr., the retired owner of Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Paramus, NF and the father of Jeff Vander Plaat, the current owner, died on Monday, July 11, 2022. Memorial contributions in Henry's memory may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814. Additional Information.

Louis Ray Jones

Louis Ray Jones – June 18, 2022

Louis Ray Jones, the President of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, VA and a past Selected Secretary-Treasurer died on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Additional Information.

Timothy Wrenn Stuhr

Timothy "Timmy" Wrenn Stuhr – June 13, 2022

Timothy "Timmy" Wrenn Stuhr, funeral director at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., in Mt. Pleasant, SC and son of William S. Stuhr, Sr., CEO of J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., died on Monday, June 13, 2022. Memorial donations to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406 or WakeUp Carolina, 857 Coleman Blvd., Ste. D, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Additional Information.

Wayne Arthur Clock

Wayne Arthur Clock – June 9, 2022

Wayne Arthur Clock, the former owner of Clock Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Muskegon, MI and a past Selected Board Member, and the father of Dale Clock, the current owner, died on June 9, 2022. Memorial donations to Camp Pandalouan, 1243 E. Fruitvale Rd., Montague, MI 49437 or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave. #400, Muskegon, MI 49441. Additional information.

Marjorie L. Dunbar

Marjorie L. "Marge" Dunbar – May 3, 2022

Marjorie L. "Marge" Dunbar, mother of Richard Dunbar, previous owner of former Selected member firm Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home, Springfield, OH, died on May 3, 2022. Additional information.

Denis Leon Kale

Denis Leon Kale – Apr. 30, 2022

Denis Leon Kale, owner of Kale Funeral Home, Osceola, IA, and father of Todd Kale, Funeral Director at Kale Funeral Home, died on April 30, 2022. Memorial contributions for a future scholarship may be directed to South Central Iowa Community Foundation. Additional information.

Mary H. Roberson

Mary H. Roberson – Mar. 29, 2022

Mary H. Roberson, mother of Kenneth Roberson, President of Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte, FL and grandmother of Clay Roberson, Vice-President of Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, died March 29. Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. or to the Faith United Methodist Church, 7215 1st Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34209. Additional information.

Ruth Ann Smits

Ruth Ann Smits – Mar. 8, 2022

Ruth Ann Smits of Antigo, WI, mother of Michael Smits, General Manager and Funeral Director at Gunderson Funeral Home, died March 8. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ruth Ann Smits Scholarship Fund, C/O Strasser-Roller Funeral Home, P.O. Box 13, Antigo, WI 54409. Additional information.

Anne Chamberlain

Anne S. Chamberlain - Jan. 28, 2022

Anne S. Chamberlain, grandmother of Robert Paterkiewicz, Executive Director and CEO of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, died January 28 at the age of 100. Additional information.

Paul Foster

Paul E. Foster - Jan. 23, 2022

Paul E. Foster, owner of former Selected member, Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, NY, died January 23, 2022. He served on Selected's Board of Directors from 2008-2011 and as Secretary-Treasurer in 2011. In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to Catholic Charities of Oswego County, 808 W. Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069, Friends of Fort Ontario, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego, NY 13126, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Additional information.

Gerald Egan

Gerald P. Egan - Jan. 2, 2022

Gerald Paul Egan, owner of former Selected member Egan Funeral Home, South Bolton, Ontario, Canada, died January 2 at the age of 80. Memorial donations may be made to Bethell Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 75, Inglewood L7C 3L6 or True Blue Lodge, c/o Nicholas Brooksbank, 15505 Centreville Creek Road, Caledon L7C 3C3. Additional information.

Thomas Shepherd

Thomas R. Shepherd - Dec. 30, 2021

Thomas R. Shepherd, third-generation owner of former Selected member firm, Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors & Cremation Memorial Center, Hendersonville, NC, died December 30. He served on the Selected Board of Directors from 2000-2004. No additional information is available at this time.

Carrie Lee White

Carrie Lee White - Nov. 29, 2021

Carrie Lee White, former owner of Parker-White-Pruitt Funeral Homes and Crematory, Ware Shoals, SC, and mother of current owner William J. White Jr., died November 29. Memorials can be made to the Ware Shoals United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Box 59, Ware Shoals, SC 29692. Additional information.

Anna Scamardella

Anna E. Scamardella - Nov. 11, 2021

Anna E. Scamardella, former owner of Matthew Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Staten Island, NY, and mother of current owners Matthew and John Scamardella, died November 11. Memorial donations may be directed to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Additional information.

John Smith

John S. Smith - Oct. 28, 2021

John S. Smith, former owner of Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR, and father of Jeff Smith, current President of the firm, died October 28. Memorial donations may be made to Wolfe Street Foundation, P.O. Box 3708, Little Rock, AR 72203. Additional information.

Jamie Campbell

Jamie L. Campbell - Oct. 19, 2021

Jamie Lea “Jimmy” Campbell, husband of Anna Campbell, Funeral Director Apprentice at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Greenfield, IN, died October 19. Memorial donations may be made by calling the funeral home at 317-462-5536 or by clicking here. Additional information.

Grace Goodwin Miller

Grace Goodwin Miller - Oct. 16, 2021

Grace Goodwin Miller, wife of John J. Miller, former Selected Board member (1992-1994) and mother of William G. Miller, President of Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN, died October 16. Memorials to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or Guardian Angel Hospice, 513 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, IN 46902. Additional information.

Marilyn Schildmeyer

Marilyn T. Schildmeyer - Sep. 5, 2021

Marilyn Tufts Schildmeyer, mother of Lawrence Schildmeyer, owner of Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Center, Loveland, OH, died September 5. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Columban Parish Music Ministry, 894 Oakland Road, Loveland, OH 45140. Additional information.

Paul Sterenberg

Paul H. Sterenberg - Sep. 3, 2021

Paul H. Sterenberg, former partner with Langeland-Sterenberg and Yntema Funeral Homes, Holland, MI, died September 3. Memorial donations may be made to Holland Christian Schools and Hospice of Holland. Additional information.

James Lowe

James A. Lowe II - Sep. 1, 2021

James A. Lowe II, owner of Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, Burlington, NC, died September 1. Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse. Additional information.

James Weerts

James F. Weerts - Sep. 1, 2021

James F. Weerts, former owner of Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, IA, died September 1. Memorial contributions may be made to Oakdale Memorial Gardens/Love of Animals Petland. Additional information.

Dian Jones

Dian B. Jones - Aug. 17, 2021

Dian B. Jones, grandmother of Cody Jones, owner of Callaway-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers, Bryan, TX, died August 17. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Dian's memory to A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Dr., College Station, TX 77840. Additional information.