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


Taylor Hamilton

Taylor Hamilton

Funeral Associate

Taylor Hamilton recently joined our staff as a Funeral Associate. She was a 2014 graduate of River Valley High School and will be a December, 1017 graduate of Ohio University. Taylor grew up in Waldo and now lives in Richwood. Upon her graduation this December, Taylor will be registering for her internship as a Licensed Funeral Director.


Gary Lyons

Gary Lyons

Funeral Associate

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 he and his family travel extensively as a Gospel quartet.  You will find him greeting you 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.

Michelle Holloway

Housekeeper / Maintenance

Michelle Holloway has joined our staff as our housekeeper. She also takes care of the many light maintenance tasks around the funeral home.


Corey Collins

Funeral Associate

Corey Collins has recently joined our staff as a funeral associate. Corey is currently attending college as well as working for First Advanced EMS as an EMT two days per week. Corey assists us with funeral services and other tasks as directed.


Hannah Greer

Funeral Associate

Hannah Greer has recently joined our staff as a funeral associate and greeter. Hannah is currently attending college and also works for First Advanced EMS two days per week as an EMT.


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