Recent Deaths Within
Our Family of Members


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 info@selectedfuneralhomes.org.


Kathryn Smith

Kathryn M. Smith - November 12, 2016

Word has been received that 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 Larkin

Hope M. Larkin - October 31, 2016

Hope Melissa Larkin, daughter of Nicholas Neil and Melissa Sharples Larkin, Larkin Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT, passed away October 31. Additional information.


Deona Pierce

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 Calhoun

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.


Steve Pierce

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 Byers

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 Hoy

Lillie M. Hoy – September 19, 2016

Lillie Mae Hoy, mother of honorary Selected member, Dr. William "Bill" Hoy, owner of Selected Preferred Partner, Grief Connect, Inc., died September 19. Additional information.


Joyce Frankowski

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.


Remembering Those Who Died Between Sep. 1, 2015, and Aug. 31, 2016