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

Chad Olmsted

M. Chad Olmsted - January 8

M. Chad Olmsted, Embalmer/Restorative Artist of Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, IN, died January 8. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Additional information.

Joseph Jones

Joseph A. Jones - December 24

Joseph A. Jones, husband of Julie Busch Jones and son-in-law of past Secretary/Treasurer of Selected, John Busch; and brother-in-law of past Secretary/Treasurer of Selected, Jim Busch of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Cleveland, OH, died December 24. Memorial contributions may be made to The Family Ministry Center for College Scholarships for Urban Students, 3389 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109. Additional information.

Robert Keohane

C. Robert Keohane - December 18

C. Robert “Bob” Keohane, brother of Selected Past President Edward J. Keohane, Chairman of Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy, MA, died December 18. Please consider donations to Special Ops Survivors, PMB 4049 3111 Camino Del Rio N, Ste 400, San Diego, CA 92108. Additional information.

Pamela Murphy

Pamela A. Murphy - December 13

Pamela Ann Murphy, wife of Francis J. Murphy, owner of Murphy Funeral Home, Salem, MA, died December 13. She also is survived by her sons, Frank, Managing Funeral Director of the firm; Matthew and Patrick. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Pamela to Boston Catholic Charities, 275 W. Broadway, Boston, MA 02127. Additional information.

Ann B. Fletcher

Ann B. Fletcher - October 25

Ann Banks Pasley Fletcher, wife of the late James H. “Jimmy” Fletcher, owner of Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, Thomaston, GA, and mother of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home co-owner Robert H. “Bob” Fletcher, died October 25. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Foundation, 208 South Church Street, Thomaston, GA 30286; or the Eagle Ranch, P. O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502. Additional information.

John Friedel Jr.

John S. Friedel Jr. - October 3

John (Jack) Strom Friedel Jr., father of Jim Friedel, owner of Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, Utica, NY, died October 3. Memorials may be made to the New Hartford Fire Department or Donate Life. Additional information.

Tommy Prickett

T.T. Prickett II - September 26

T.T. “Tommy” Prickett II, owner of Fry and Prickett Funeral Home, Inc., Carthage, NC, died September 26. Memorials may be made to Carthage Fire Department, 4396 Hwy 15/501, Carthage, NC 28327, or to Carthage Century Committee, P.O. Box 460, Carthage, NC 28327. Additional information.

Margot Robinson

Margot J. Robinson - September 8

Margot Jütte Robinson, Secretary of Robinson Funeral Home, Inc., Easley, SC, and wife of Alfred Robinson, Past President of National Selected Morticians and President of the firm, died September 8. Mrs. Robinson also is survived at the firm by her son and Vice-President/General Manager, Chris Robinson. Memorial donations may be made to Easley Presbyterian Church, 200 South First Street, Easley, SC 29640 or the charity of one’s choice. Additional information.

Ronald Day

Ronald F. Day - September 3

Ronald F. Day of White & Day Center, McMillan Center, McCormick Center and Rice Mortuary, Gardena, CA, died September 3. He is survived at the firm by his daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and John Kirk. Memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s name to the memorial fund at the First United Methodist Church, 243 S. Broadway Ave., Redondo Beach, CA, or the Salvation Army Redondo Beach Corps, 125 Beryl St., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Additional information.

Remembering Those Who Died Between Aug 23, 2016, and Aug. 27, 2017