Meet Our Staff


KenAllen

KenAllen

Owner / Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Ken Allen attended The Ohio State University and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1968 and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Ohio as well as being a Notary Public. He has served on the Marion City Health Board and was a member of Marion Lodge #70 F & AM, A.A.S.R. Valley of Columbus and Aladdin Shrine Temple. He also served on the Board Of Directors of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association for four years; two years as President of District #2 which included Marion, Morrow, Crawford, Richland and Ashland counties and two years as a Director-At-Large, elected by the statewide general membership. He is now serving as a member of the Marion County Healthcare Coalition representing the funeral profession.

Email: ken@hughesallen.com


Cassie Hurt

Cassie Hurt

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Cassie Hurt is a native of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. She graduated with a degree in biology from West Virginia Tech University where she played softball and basketball. She then graduated from the Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Ohio. She is also a certified crematory operator. She has previously worked for Schoedinger Funeral Service in Columbus as well as Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. Cassie and her husband Steve have 4 boys; Nicholas, Cameron, Dominic and Vance and recently welcomed their newest addition, a daughter; Scout. Their time away from work is spent with the boys at sporting events or relaxing at home.

Email: cassie@hughesallen.com


Pastor Gary Lyons

Pastor Gary Lyons

Funeral Associate

Pastor Gary Lyons is a Marion native and well known in the Marion community. He served in the United States Army, attended Fort Wayne Bible College and retired after 44 years working at Whirlpool Corporation. You may know him from his Tuesday evening Christian Radio Broadcast or volunteering his time reading to elementary school children on Thursday afternoons. He is also an accomplished singer and active in his church, Berean Baptist. He will be greeting people at the door during visiting hours, assisting visitors in the parking lot during funeral services and helping us by running various errands. He is also available to assist families who have no church affiliation by providing a "Celebrant Service" to celebrate the life of their loved one or acting as a "minister of music" providing vocal solos during a funeral service.

Ashley Brickner

Ashley Brickner

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

We would like to welcome Ashley Brickner to our staff. Ashley graduated from Harding High School and attended the Columbus College of Art and Design. She will be responsible for the artistic work in creating our personalized register books, memorial folders, DVD memorial tributes as well as other administrative tasks as assigned. She will also greet you at our door during visiting hours to make you feel welcome and assist you in any way possible.

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