Apparently, Burton Roberts had a great affinity for the funeral profession at a very young age, but it wasn’t until about the age of 29 that he became actively involved as a funeral director. In 1906, Stapp & Roberts Undertaking was formed at Kirksville, Kentucky. At that time, the phone number was “long ring II”. Of course, one necessity for the business was a means of transporting coffins. The funeral home took delivery of a 1895 horse drawn hearse which was manufactured by the Sayers & Scoville Hearse Builders of Cincinnati, Ohio. The hearse was delivered to Madison County by train and continues to be housed at the funeral home today.
Mr. Roberts had been an active person in the community of Madison County. Having served as the local Postmaster, he was also instrumental in bringing the Westinghouse Plant to Richmond, which was a major step in the industrialization of Madison County. In the early 1920’s, Rufus Blakeman and Burton Roberts were involved in moving the business to town. Joined by Joe Oldham, the firm became known as Blakeman, Roberts & Oldham Funeral Home. Burton Roberts was one of the founding fathers of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and as a result, Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is a charter member of that Chamber that began in December of 1931.
Most of us are not prepared to plan and carry out a funeral ceremony for someone we love. And so much of the information available on this critically important subject fails to focus on what is most important: having a personalized, meaningful funeral that helps families and friends begin the healing process of mourning after the death of someone we love.
The Advantages of Planning Ahead - The idea behind planning ahead is simple. One day, a great deal of vital information about you or a loved one will be needed by your family and anyone whose responsibility it is to assist them. Those who plan ahead can be assured that, not only will their personal wishes be fulfilled, but other unnecessary difficulties will be avoided.
Both you and your loved ones can benefit when funeral arrangements are made well ahead of need. It can be beneficial to include your immediate family in those plans, ensuring those left behind are aware of your wishes and able to plan a meaningful funeral that will help them begin their mourning. By discussing plans in advance, you can take all the time necessary to make decisions about cremation or burial, type of ceremony and other funeral elements.
You may want to discuss your thoughts and decisions with your family and a funeral service professional. A Pre planning Guide can be used to capture your wishes and biographical information in advance. Upon completion, simply store it in a safe place with your other important documents.
In case you are interested in preplanning your burial, you can be sure your legacy will be shielded and that you may have peace of mind. This location has proudly served the neighborhood with exceptional care for years and can help guide your loved ones through funeral service etiquette, personalize your memorial, funeral costs, directions to cemeteries, guestbook, online obituary creation, and telling your life story.
This business is found 2.5 miles coming from downtown Richmond, Kentucky which is in Madison County and serves the surrounding areas of: Bybee, Dreyfus, College Hill, Berea College, Christian Appalachian, Ford, Versailles, Irvine, University of Ky Med Ctr, University of Ky, Westbend, University of Ky Agri Dept, University of Ky Res Halls, Amazon.com, Johnetta, West Irvine, Cobhill, Jinks, Pryse, and Crystal.
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