Recent Deaths Within
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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

J. William Dolan

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 Barbieri

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 Harris

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.

Pat Garvie-Tannahill

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 Chamberlain

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 Temrowski

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 Basler

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.

Don Boone

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 Epley

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 DeGutis

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 Jilot

Frank W. Jilot - September 21, 2014

Frank W. Jilot, father of Susie Schinkten and father-in-law of Joe Schinkten, President of Ryan Funeral Home, Inc., DePere, WI, died on September 21. Additional information.

Roberta Hatch Bailey

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

Gordon Garrett

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.

Remembering Those Who Died Between Oct. 1, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2014