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

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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

Dolores Smith

Dolores F. Smith - January 10, 2016

Dolores F. Smith, mother of Bob Smith Jr., owner of Robert J. Smith Funeral Homes (Smith-Corcoran Funeral Homes), Chicago, IL, died January 10. Mrs. Smith also is survived by her children Charles, Jeanne Marie and Karen; six grandchildren including Kelly and Robert “Jay” of the firm; and a great-grandchild. Additional information.

Alan Radke

Alan W. Radke - January 4, 2016

Alan William Radke, husband of Janine Radke, Advanced Planning Counselor, Porter Loring Mortuaries, San Antonio, TX, died January 4. Mr. Radke also is survived by his sister, Lynn Loring; brother-in-law, Porter Loring III, CEO of the firm and former President of Selected; niece, Helen Loring Dear, President of the firm, and her husband, Jonathan. Memorial contributions may be made to Greehey Children's Cancer Institute, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229. Additional information.

Arnold Schneider

Arnold Schneider - January 3, 2016

Arnold Schneider, father of Rick Schneider, owner of Binkley's Shaunavon, Shaunavon, SK, Canada, died January 3. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sherbrooke Foundation, 401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 2E7. Additional information.

Bruce Hadley

Bruce A. Hadley - December 21, 2015

Bruce A. Hadley, President and Secretary of Hadley Funeral Home, Inc., Windsor, MO, died December 21. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, Vice President and Treasurer of the firm, and their three children, Lauren, Erin and Robb. Additional information.

Bill Shannon

William L. “Bill” Shannon - December 20, 2015

Bill Shannon, Chairman of the Board, Shannon Funeral Service, Inc., Shelbyville, KY, died December 20. He is survived by his sons, John, President of the firm; Robert Lee, Secretary/Treasurer; daughters, Peggy, Jane, Nancy, Mary and Virginia; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelbyville First Baptist Church/Complete the Journey Fund, 1516 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065; Shelby County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 672, Shelbyville, KY 40066; and Shelbyville Rotary Student Loan Program, c/o Erin Ratliff, P.O. Box 1059, Shelbyville, KY 40061. Additional information.

Lela Kellaway

Lela I. Kellaway - December 15, 2015

Lela Irene Kellaway, former director at H.N. Olsen Funerals Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia, died December 15. She is survived by her husband, Peter, former Director at the firm; sons, Stephen, Managing Director; Guy, Director; and daughter, Fiona. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Council Australia. Additional information.

Marian  Guyton

Marian H. Guyton - December 2, 2015

Marian H. Guyton, mother of Anne Dunbar, Vice-President, and mother-in-law of Rick Dunbar, President, co-owners of Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home, Springfield, OH, died December 2. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 409 E. High St., Springfield, OH 45505, or Clark State Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund, PO Box 570, Springfield, OH 45501. Additional information.

Richard Andrews Sr.

Richard C. Andrews Sr. - November 15, 2015

Richard C. “Dick” Andrews Sr., retired owner of Andrews Mortuary, Inc., Wilmington, NC, died November 15. He is survived by his wife, Joan Van Horn Andrews, and their three children, Richard C. Andrews Jr., President of the firm and past Selected Secretary/Treasurer of Selected; J. Scot Andrews, Vice President of the firm; and Laura Andrews Gainey, office manager; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the Salvation Army. Additional information.

Merle Mahn

Merle A. Mahn - November 7, 2015

Merle Ann Mahn, mother of John Mahn, Owner, and David Mahn, President/Funeral Director, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Inc., Red Wing, MN, died November 7. Mrs. Mahn also is survived by her grandson and Vice-President/Funeral Director, Joe Mahn. Additional information.

Jeanette McQuillen

Jeanette O. McQuillen - October 31, 2015

Jeanette O. McQuillen, mother of Patricia Billow and mother-in-law of Selected Board of Directors Group 2 Representative Chip Billow, President/CEO of The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory, Akron, OH, died October 31. Mrs. McQuillen also is survived by her daughter, Betty, and five grandchildren. Additional information.


Harriet H. McAfee - October 21, 2015

Harriet H. McAfee, wife of Thomas McAfee III, President Emeritus of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville, SC, died October 21. Mrs. McAfee also is survived by her sons, Thomas McAfee IV, President of the firm, and his wife, Lois; John McAfee, Vice President of the firm, and his wife, Preston; William McAfee; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Harriet H. McAfee Memorial Fund, 1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors, SC 29687. Additional information.

Ellen Hewitt

Ellen Hewitt - September 12, 2015

Ellen Hewitt, mother of Robin Bibber and mother-in-law of Doug Bibber, funeral director at Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk, ME, died September 12. Mrs. Hewitt is also survived by her son, Mark Hewitt; daughter-in-law, Miriam; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Kennebunk Fuel Fund, c/o Town of Kennebunk, One Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043 or the Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County, PO Box 40, Bristol, ME 04539. Additional information.

Remembering Those Who Died Between Sep. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015