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    M. SCOTT GIBSON   Flatwoods, West Virginia

    M. SCOTT GIBSON of Flatwoods, WV died August 9, 2018 at the age of 80. A licensed funeral director, he spent many years at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home in Clay County, WV. He owned and operated the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home from 1972 until his health declined. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

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    TIMOTHY MICHAEL HOLDEN   Godfrey, Illinois

    TIMOTHY MICHAEL HOLDEN of Godfrey, IL died August 9, 2018 at the age of 63. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he worked at several funeral homes, including Crawford Funeral Home, Mercer Funeral Home, Burke Funeral Home, Staten Funeral Home, Jacoby Funeral Home, and Quinn Funeral Home. He served as a mentor and tutor for many funeral directors and embalmers during their apprenticeships as a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors...

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    GORDON R. DILLER   Bluffton, Ohio

    GORDON R. DILLER of Bluffton, OH died August 5, 2018 at the age of 67. A licensed funeral director, he began working at the Halteman-Fett-Dyer Funeral Home in Lancaster, OH before purchasing the Haas-Diller Funeral Home in Pandora. He served families at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services in Bluffton from 1989 until present. A 1977 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors...

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    VINCENT RICHARD JENDRZEJCZAK   Williamsburg, Virginia

    VINCENT RICHARD JENDRZEJCZAK of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Amsterdam, NY died August 1, 2018 at the age of 69. A licensed funeral director since 1974, he assisted at the family business, Jendrzejczak Funeral Home until retiring. He graduated from the Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, NY.

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    ROBERT M. "BOB" SCOTT II   Corsicana, Texas

    ROBERT M. "BOB" SCOTT II of Corsicana, TX died August 1, 2018 at the age of 90. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was raised at the People's Funeral Home, which was owned by his great-aunt, J. S. "Bennie" Adair. He acquired ownership of the firm upon Adair's death in 1960 and operated the Scott Funeral Home alongside his wife, Mabel. He graduated from the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science.

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    JOHN SINCLAIR STUMP   Grantsville, West Virginia

    JOHN SINCLAIR STUMP of Grantsville, WV died July 31, 2018 at the age of 77. He began working at Stump Funeral Home as a 9 year old boy and answering ambulance calls at the age of 16. He served over 60 years in the funeral profession as a fourth generation funeral director and embalmer, following his father, Charles "Bunk" Stump, his grandfather, Ira N. Stump and his great grandmother, Martha E. Bennett Stump, who founded the business. A 1962...

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    RUTH ELIZABETH "KLOTZ" NEWMAN   Grantsville, Maryland

    RUTH ELIZABETH "KLOTZ" NEWMAN of Grantsville, MD died June 30, 2018 at the age of 91. She took the funeral directors test in 1964, the last year it was offered, which allowed her to make arrangements and conduct funerals alongside her husband, Donald James Newman at Newman Funeral Homes. She retired in 1991, following Don's illness.

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    PAUL A KLOC   West Seneca, New York

    PAUL A. KLOC of West Seneca, NY died July 29, 2018 at the age of 77. He was a licensed funeral director, owner and operator of Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapels in West Seneca for more than 45 years. A graduate of the American Academy of Funeral Service, he served as a former vice president of the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association and was a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

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    CHARLES J. MISSEL   Davenport, Iowa

    CHARLES J. MISSEL of Davenport, IA died June 25, 2018 at the age of 81. He worked with Esterdahl Mortuary and Runge Mortuary for many years. He graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

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    BENJAMIN HENRY EWING   Pomeroy, Ohio

    BENJAMIN HENRY EWING of Pomeroy, OH died July 22, 2018 at the age of 74. He was a licensed funeral director and owner of the Ewing Funeral Home in Pomeroy for 50 years. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.

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    LOREN DAVIS   Granite City, Illinois

    LOREN DAVIS of Granite City, IL died July 20, 2018 at the age of 84. A licensed funeral director, he managed Davis Funeral Home from 1958 to 1964 and from 1985 to its closing earlier this year. He graduated from the St. Louis College of Mortuary Science.

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    PATRICK R. JONES, SR   Dixon, Illinois

    PATRICK R. JONES SR of Dixon, IL died July 18, 2018 at the age of 83. A licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 50 years, he was a third generation owner and operator of the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon and Amboy. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a life member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and was past member of the Northern Illinois Funeral...

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    GEORGE WILSON HURD , JR   Knoxville, Illinois

    GEORGE WILSON HURD JR of Knoxville, IL died July 16, 2018 at the age of 78. A licensed funeral director for 57 years, he worked for funeral homes in Moline, Geneseo, Havana, Port Byron, Bloomington and Woodhull before purchasing the Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson and the Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida in 1978, the Martin-Trumbold Funeral Home in Knoxville in 1979, and Root Funeral Home in Maquon in 1994, all of which were operated as Hurd...

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    A. RAY KYLE   Hubbard, Ohio

    A. RAY KYLE of Hubbard, OH died July 13, 2018 at the age of 86. A licensed funeral director since 1954, he was the operator of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home from 1955 to 1963, at which time he assumed ownership of the company. A 1952 graduate of the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association, where he has...

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    PETER E. TUYN   Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    PETER E. TUYN of Fort Lauderdale, FL died July 12, 2018at the age of 75. He was a licensed funeral director and retired owner of Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home in Williamsville, NY. He joined his father, Edward "Ted" in the funeral home in 1963 and after his father retired in 1974 he assumed ownership of the firm and operated it until 2007. He graduated from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY.

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    MERCENE L. HANNEMAN   Bowling Green, Ohio

    MERCENE L. HANNEMAN of Bowling Green, OH died July 5, 2018 at the age of 93. She was a third generation funeral director at the Hanneman Funeral Home. She graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961 and in 2011 she received recognition from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association for 50 years of faithfully serving the people of the community as a licensed funeral professional.

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    C. EDWARD HINDLE   Sparta, New York

    C. EDWARD HINDLE of Sparta, NY died July 3, 2018 at the age of 81. He served his apprenticeship with Leo F. Kearnes Funeral Home in Queens, NY before being employed as a licensed funeral director at the Sanderson Funeral Home in Seneca Falls. He partnered with Walter E. Baird at Baird Funeral Home in Danville and later bought his portion of the business, which he operated as Hindle Funeral Home. His son, Carl and wife Lisa assumed operation of...

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    EILEEN MEYER RENCO   Louisville, Kentucky

    EILEEN MEYER RENCO of Louisville, KY died July 3, 2018 at the age of 50. A licensed embalmer, she was a fourth generation owner of Herman Meyer and Son, Inc and was a partner at Funeral Directors Vault LLC. A graduate of the Mid-America College of Mortuary College, she was past president of Falls City Funeral Directors and was a former board member of the Jewish Funeral Directors Association.

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    JASON NICHOLAS KINN   McComb, Ohio

    JASON NICHOLAS KINN of McComb, OH died June 26, 2018 at the age of 44. A licensed funeral director, he was the former co-owner of the Hermann-Kinn Funeral Homes in Fremont and Gibsonburg. He previously served as manager of the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home in Fremont and had worked at the Spring Grove Funeral Home in Cincinnati. A 1998 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he later taught at the college and was a member of the...

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    JOHN P FRANKLIN, SR   Chattanooga, Tennessee

    JOHN P. FRANKLIN SR of Chattanooga, TN died June 21, 2018 at the age of 96. He was a licensed funeral director at the John P. Franklin Funeral Home, which his father, G.W. established in 1894 as the Franklin Funeral Home. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association.

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