Current Donors to the Trust

The Selected Educational Trust would like to extend our deepest appreciation to those donors who have made gifts in the past 12 months, enabling us to continue to provide lifelong learning opportunities for all who work within and support the independent funeral service profession.

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Pyramid Builders ($15,000 - up)

  • The Baue Family, Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Cemetery, St. Charles, MO
  • Charles M. Billow, The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory, Akron, OH
  • Eric and Barbara Trimble, Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory, Moline, IL
  • Paul C. St. Pierre, Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Indianapolis, IN


Trust Sentinels ($2,500 - 14,999)

  • Trust FriendsAnswering Service for Directors (ASD)
  • Lisa Baue
  • Downing & Lahey Mortuary
  • Dan Eckhoff
  • Michael and Brenda Gardiner
  • Jake Johnson

Trust Guardians ($1,000 - 2,499)

  • Constance Adams
  • Jonathan Dear
  • The Dodge Company
  • Downing & Lahey Mortuary
  • Steve Kellaway
  • Live Oak Bank
  • Neil O’Connor
  • Scott Pridemore

Trust Champions ($500 - 999)

  • Etzweiler Funeral Home
  • Robert Nunnaley
  • Bea Pedersen


Trust Patrons ($100 - 499)

  • Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetery
  • Behm Funeral Home
  • Charles Billow, The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory
  • The Busch Family, Busch Funeral and Crematory Service
  • Alicia Carr
  • Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home
  • Arthur Erickson
  • Gent Funeral Home
  • Clarence Gerke
  • Hackman Family funeral Homes
  • Jason Harrell
  • Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service
  • Tiffany Hofer, Reck Funeral Home 
  • Hurley Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • Keohane Funeral Home
  • Dean Lambert
  • Steven Mailloux
  • Thomas McAfee Funeral Home-Downtown
  • Menke funeral Home
  • Panebaker Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Inc.
  • Steve and Nicole Pierce
  • Stephen & Lynne Ryan, Ryan Mortuary, Inc.
  • Sauls Funeral Home
  • Lawrence & Carol Schildmeyer
  • Selected Group 2
  • Tom Starks
  • J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.
  • Mark Taylor
  • Turner & Porter Funeral Directors – Yorke Chapel
  • Jeffrey Wages
  • Westgor Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Steve Wright

Trust Friends ( Up to $99)

  • Bart Miller
  • Selected Past Officers Spouses Organization
  • Selected Study Group Sea


In-Kind Contributors

  • Bass-Mollett
  • The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory
  • Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home
  • Capital Genealogy
  • Federated Insurance
  • Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English, Inc.
  •  Johnson Consulting Group
  • Karen’s Hair Design
  • Matthews Memorialization
  • Memory Glass, LLC
  • Messenger LLC
  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • Precoa
  • TRUE FITTED by M. Kenny’s
  • Wilkirson-Hatch Bailey Funeral Home

Historical Tribute to Our Supporters - A Wall of Giving

The Selected Educational Trust is proud to recognize the following donors who have generously supported our programs during the past years. Their generosity continues to provide lifelong opportunities for all who work within and support the independent funeral service profession.

Heritage Family ManagementRichard TetrickRichard Tetrick, Chief Executive Officer and President
Heritage Family Funeral Service, Elizabethton, TN
NAMED TRUST for Second Career Scholarship Award
in memory of Donald W Tetrick.

  • American Ad Management, Inc.
  • American Funeral Consultants
  • The Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Andrews Mortuary, Inc.
  • Answering Service for Directors (ASD)
  • Artistic Urns
  • Bachmann Hebble Funeral Service
  • Bailey’s Funeral Home
  • Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Bass-Mollett Publishers
  • Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Batesville
  • Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetery
  • Bauer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Behm Family Funeral Homes
  • Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel
  • Bethesda-Chevy-Chase, Inc.
  • Bibber Memorial Chapel
  • Charles M. Billow, The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory
  • Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home
  • Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory
  • Joseph W. Bliley Company, Inc.
  • Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services
  • Brashears Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Broussard’s Mortuary
  • Brown Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Bunker’s Mortuaries, Cemeteries & Crematory
  • Busch Funeral & Crematory Services
  • Buz Buzogany, Selected Educational Trust
  • C&J Financial
  • Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory
  • Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory
  • Carmichael Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • Carmon Community Funeral Homes
  • Carson-Wall Funeral Home
  • Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home
  • Conley Funeral and Cremation Service
  • David A. Cox, The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory
  • Custom Air Trays
  • Dare’s Funeral Cremation Services
  • The Davis Whitehall Company
  • J. Edward Dery, Inc. Funeral Directors
  • Dil’s Funeral Service, ltd.
  • The Dodge Company
  • Dolan Funeral Homes
  • Downing & Lahey Mortuary
  • Egan Funeral Home
  • Ellers Mortuary
  • Pat Epley, Selected Educational Trust
  • Etzweiler Family Funeral Home
  • Federated Funeral Directors of America
  • Federated Mutual Insurance Company
  • Fenner Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Fisher Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Terri Flores-Brown, The Springs Funeral Services
  • The J. F. Floyd Mortuary
  • Forest Meadows Funeral Home
  • Paul Foster, Foster Funeral Home
  • Fournier & Fournier Inc.
  • French Funerals & Cremations
  • Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
  • FDLIC (Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company)
  • Gent Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Gilman & Valade Funeral and Cremation Service
  • Glenn Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Goodwine Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • Graystone Associates
  • Hackman Family Funeral Homes
  • Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service
  • Hall-Wynne Funeral Service
  • Halsted N.Gray-Carew & English, Inc.
  • Hansen Mortuaries & Cemetery
  • Heritage Family Funeral Services
  • Tiffany A. Hofer, Reck Funeral Home
  • Holcomb Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Homesteaders Life Company
  • Horan & McConasty Funeral Service
  • Hurley Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • International Mortuary Shipping, LLC
  • Johnson Consulting Group
  • Kepner Funeral Home
  • Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc.
  • Lauren Ehle
  • Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center
  • Live Oak Bank
  • Porter Loring III
  • Madison Wealth Management
  • Mahn Family Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Thomas McAfee Funeral Home-Downtown
  • McClendon-Winters Funeral Home
  • McFarland & Son Funeral Service
  • McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
  • Meadow Hill Corporation
  • The Meeks Mortuary & Crematory
  • Memorial Oaks Chapel, Inc.
  • Menke Funeral Home
  • Messenger Fine Funeral Stationary
  • Messenger LLC
  • Milward Funeral Directors, Inc.
  • J. T. Morriss & Son, Inc.
  • Tom Morris
  • Muehleback Funeral Hone
  • Boyd Mothe, Jr.
  • L .A. Muhleisen & Son
  • National Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • Nelsen Funeral Home
  • Nelson Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Nixon Consulting, Inc.
  • Nomis Publications, Inc.
  • Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Homes
  • John M. Oakey
  • Neil O’Connor, O’Connor Mortuary
  • O’Halloran & Murphy
  • Robert Paterkiewicz, Selected Independent Funeral Homes
  • Beatrice Pedersen, Selected Educational Trust
  • E. E. Pickle Funeral Home
  • Steve Pierce, Muehlebach Funeral Home
  • Pierson’s Funeral Service, Ltd.
  • Platt’s Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Precoa
  • Pugh Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home
  • Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home
  • Ralph Robinson & Son, Inc.
  • Rose Mortuary Funeral & Crematory Services
  • Ryan Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Ryan Mortuary, Inc.
  • Sandifer Funeral Home
  • Saskatoon Funeral Home
  • Shelby Shafer, The Springs Funeral Services
  • Sauls Funeral Home
  • Schoedinger & Company
  • Selected Group 1
  • Selected Group 2
  • Selected Group 3
  • Selected Group 4
  • Selected Group 5
  • Selected Group 6
  • Selected Past Officers’ Council
  • Selected Past Officers Spouses’ Council
  • Selected Study Group: Benchmark
  • Selected Study Group: Game Changers
  • Frank E. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory
  • Robert J. Smith Funeral Homes (Smith-Corcoran F.H.)
  • Speaks Family Legacy Chapels
  • Speers Funeral Chapel, Inc.
  • SRS Computing
  • Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
  • Richard Steel & Partners, ltd.
  • J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.
  • J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., East Cooper
  • D.S. Temrowski Funeral Home
  • Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Tillapaugh Funeral Service
  • Thos. Shepherd & Son, Inc.
  • Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home
  • Tukios, Inc.
  • Turner & Porter Funeral Directors – Yorke Chapel
  • Vander Plaat-Vermeulen, Inc.
  • Voss & Sons, Inc.
  • Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
  • Westgor Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home
  • Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home
  • Woodfin Funeral Chapels, Inc.
  • Denise Zoephel

In-Memoriam Contributors

Listed below are those generous and thoughtful donors who have contributed a memorial gift to the Trust to honor a loved one or colleague. To you, we are deeply grateful.

  • Richard Andrews, Andrews Mortuary
  • Lisa Baue, The Baue Family and Staff, Baue Funeral Homes
  • Bauer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services
  • Trevor Behm, The Behm Family Funeral Homes
  • Thomas M. Belford, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries and Crematory
  • Bradford R. Bellows & Family, Bellows Funeral Chapel
  • Bibber Memorial Chapel
  • Charles M. Billow & Family
  • The Billow Funeral Home
  • Joseph W. Bliley Company
  • Brashears Funeral Home
  • Mrs. Alex Broussard, Broussard’s Mortuary
  • Kevin D. Brown, Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service
  • Randy Bunker, Bunker Family Garden Chapel
  • Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc.
  • John M., James H. and J. Mark Busch, Busch Funeral and Crematory Services
  • Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory
  • Ann Ciccarelli & Family, Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Service
  • Cook Funeral and Cremation Services
  • Dawson Funeral Home
  • Daniel P. Densow, Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Homes & Crematories
  • Downing & Lahey Mortuary
  • Paul & Debbie Foster, Foster Funeral Home
  • Richard E. Geib, Geib Funeral Homes, Crematories & Remembrance Centers
  • Clarence & Jill Gerke, Memorial Oaks Chapel, Inc.
  • Glenn Funeral Home
  • Richard F. Haisley, Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service
  • Brian J. Hanner
  • Heritage Family Funeral Service
  • Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Inc.
  • John & Andrea Horan, Horan & McConaty Funerals
  • Amy Hunt, Selected Independent Funeral Homes
  • Johnson Consulting Group
  • Keohane Funeral Home
  • James B. Kepner, Kepner Funeral Homes
  • Joe C. Kernke Jr., Smith & Kernke Funeral Directors
  • Porter Loring III, Porter Loring Mortuary
  • Marnocha Funeral Home, Ltd.
  • Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
  • Dave & Mary McFarland
  • Memorial Oaks Chapel
  • Bart Miller
  • Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home
  • Michael & Kristen Newman,Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc.
  • O’Connor Mortuary
  • Alice Ordeman, The Ordeman Family, Fisher Funeral Home
  • Selected Past Officers Spouses Organization
  • Bea Pedersen
  • William A. Pumphrey, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home
  • Ralph Robinson & Son
  • Ryan Funeral Home
  • Stephen & Lynne Ryan, Ryan Mortuary, Inc.
  • Selected Past Presidents Council
  • Selected Group 1
  • Selected Group 2
  • Selected Group 3
  • Selected Group 4
  • Selected Group 5
  • Selected Study Group Discovery
  • Selected Study Group Sea
  • Smith-Cocoran Funeral Homes
  • Speaks Family Legacy Chapels
  • Paul St. Pierre, Ellers Mortuary
  • Starks Family Funeral Homes
  • J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.
  • Richard & Norma Tetrick, Heritage Family Funeral Service
  • Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home
  • Robert & Valerie Waid
  • Wilson-St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory
  • Denise Zoephel, Selected Independent Funeral Homes