Our Promise to Your Family

We are a family-owned funeral home that has served the communities of Ohio and West Virginia for over 100 years. Our goal is to provide all of the families we serve a respectful and dignified service at a fair price. Whether a traditional service or more contemporary-style service, we try to meet all the needs of the individuals and families we serve.

Russel E. “Russ” Chidester

Russel E. “Russ” Chidester, 96, of Marietta passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home.  He was born on May 28, 1917, in Marietta a son of Albert Cleveland and Lenna D. Nicholson Chidester.  He was the owner and operator of Russ Chidester piano tuning from 1948 until 2010.

Date of Death: 
Sun, 04/13/2014
Date of Service: 
Thu, 04/17/2014
Service Time: 
11:00 am
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

Cheryl “Cheri” French Thacker

Cheryl “Cheri” French Thacker, 58, of Marietta went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the home of her parents, Roger and Kathleen French of Marietta.  Cheri was born on June 4, 1956, in Marietta and graduated from Marietta High School in 1974.  She was employed at Amanda Marshall State Farm Insurance Agency.
 
Date of Death: 
Sat, 04/12/2014
Date of Service: 
Wed, 04/16/2014
Service Time: 
11:00 am
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

Richard R. Lauer

Richard R. Lauer, 91, of Whipple passed away at 3:45 am Friday, April 11, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  He was born on September 27, 1922, a son of Albert J. Lauer and Anna M. Gerhold Lauer.  Richard was employed at Remington Rand/Kardex for 44 years.  He attended Marietta Baptist Temple and was a lifetime member of Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Date of Death: 
Fri, 04/11/2014
Date of Service: 
Tue, 04/15/2014
Service Time: 
1:00 pm
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

Eileen Swaney

Eileen Swaney, 91, of Marietta passed away on Friday morning, April 11, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born on July 19, 1922, in Marietta a daughter of Clarence E.

Date of Death: 
Fri, 04/11/2014
Date of Service: 
Tue, 04/15/2014
Service Time: 
10:00 am
Service Location: 
Wagner Union Church

Paula Miller

Auf wiedersehen to Paula Miller, who passed away on April 1, 2014.

Date of Death: 
Tue, 04/01/2014
Date of Service: 
Mon, 04/14/2014
Service Time: 
2:00 pm
Service Location: 
First Congregational Church

Kathryn L. Hart

Kathryn L. Hart, 90, of Marietta went to her heavenly home 2:00 am Wednesday, April 09, 2014.

Date of Death: 
Wed, 04/09/2014
Date of Service: 
Sat, 04/12/2014
Service Time: 
10:30 am
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

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