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.

James "Jim" Sheldon Collins

James (Jim) Collins, of Marietta, Ohio, entered eternal life, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:38 pm in his home in the loving care of his family and the Marietta Home Health and Hospice.
 
Date of Death: 
Thu, 04/16/2015
Date of Service: 
Tue, 04/21/2015
Service Time: 
10:00am
Service Location: 
First Baptist Church of Williamstown

Galen Thompson

Galen Thompson, 80, went to his Heavenly home on April 12, 2015. He was at home surrounded by Freda, his loving wife of 61 years, and family.
 
Galen and Freda are members of the Church of Christ and attend the Lower Paw Paw Church of Christ in Lower Salem; and raised their children in the Church. 
 
Date of Death: 
Sun, 04/12/2015
Date of Service: 
Wed, 04/15/2015
Service Time: 
10:30am
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

Joanne Staats

Joanne Staats, 68, of Marietta passed away at her home Friday, April 10, 2015 at 3:00 am.  She was born in Marietta on July 1, 1946, to Franklin C. Williams and Edna V. Minor Williams.  Joanne had owned and operated West View Inn and had worked at the New Mecca Restaurant, Betsey Mills Club and Marietta College and also drove a taxi cab.  
 
Date of Death: 
Fri, 04/10/2015
Date of Service: 
Tue, 04/14/2015
Service Time: 
1:00pm
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

Raymond D. Fickiesen, Jr.

Raymond Daniel Fickiesen, Jr. 72, passed away on April 8, 2015.  He was born November 20, 1942, in Washington County, Ohio, to Fannie Iona Best Fickiesen and Raymond Daniel Fickiesen.
 
Date of Death: 
Wed, 04/08/2015
Date of Service: 
Sat, 04/11/2015
Service Time: 
2:00 pm
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

John Paul Kidder

John Paul Kidder, 75, of Marietta passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his home.  He was born September 17, 1939, in Marietta a son of Orval and Sarah Koon Kidder.  
 
Date of Death: 
Thu, 04/02/2015
Date of Service: 
Thu, 04/09/2015
Service Time: 
11:00 am
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

Collin Russel Bigger

Collin Russel Bigger went home to be with his Heavenly Father on March 29, 2015.  He was born June 27, 1992, in Marietta to Angela Cheeseman Walker and Charles Russel Bigger.

Date of Death: 
Sun, 03/29/2015
Date of Service: 
Wed, 04/08/2015
Service Time: 
3:00 pm
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

Margaret Ellen Hiener Groves

Margaret Ellen Hiener Groves went to be with her Lord and Savior April 4, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born April 1, 1924 in Marietta, Ohio the daughter of Walter C. and Ruth A. (LaFaber) Hiener. She married the love of her life, Virgil M. Groves on December 26,1949, who preceded her in death on August 15, 2000.
 
Date of Death: 
Sat, 04/04/2015
Date of Service: 
Wed, 04/08/2015
Service Time: 
11:00am
Service Location: 
Marietta Bible Center

Charlotte Imogene Becker

Charlotte Imogene Becker, 90, of Reno passed away 10:00 am Monday March 30, 2015 at the Arbors of Marietta.

Date of Death: 
Mon, 03/30/2015
Date of Service: 
Fri, 04/03/2015
Service Time: 
10:00 am
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

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