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Myers Funeral Homes celebrates 40 years

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012

Myers Funeral Home is celebrating its 40th anniversary and has named Doug Denney as managing director. Sam Kaufman has joined Myers as a licensed funeral director intern.

Bruce Myers founded the Myers Funeral Homes with the first location built in Markle at 415 Lee Street in 1972. The Huntington location at 2901 Guilford Street was built in 1987. Myers sold the funeral business in the fall of 1997.

Brooks Fetters served as general manager of Myers until taking office as Huntington’s mayor on January 1, 2012. Denney, a Markle native, became the general manager and had worked under Fetters since the fall of 1997.

Denney began work for Myers in 1987 while attending Norwell High School. He also studied mortuary science and graduated from Vincennes University while working for Myers. After graduation, he spent seven years working at a funeral home in Churubusco and then came back to the Myers funeral business. Denney resides in Markle with wife, Myra, and their daughters McKenzey and Dru.

Sam Kaufman is a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School and attended Indiana University for two years. He completed his studies at the Mid-America College of Funeral Services in Jeffersonville. Kaufman will serve as an intern for one year at Myers and according to Denney, will most likely become a full member of the staff after that time. He resides in Huntington with his wife, Ashley Goken Kaufman.

Dave Tyler and Susan Herring complete the Myers Funeral Home staff. Tyler has been with Myers since 1973 and Herring has served as the office manager since 1994.