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Humbly, we believe Cress has a unique responsibility to honor the dignity of the deceased, to aid and counsel the family in time of grief, to encourage remembrance with each family within its own traditions, culture and financial means.

As a family owned company with a long legacy of helping and supporting family and friends experiencing bereavement, we understand that a family needs someone to turn to in a moment’s notice. Someone who truly cares and has the ability and resources to offer exemplary services. Many things have changed since our beginning in 1869, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to being here every step of the way for the bereaved in our communities when they need us most.

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Yvonne Slonaker, ICCFA University Graduate

August 3, 2016

Yvonne Slonaker Gradiccfaugraduate_previewAll of us at Cress are passionate professionals who are honored to care for the members of our communities as they journey through the loss of a loved one. As such, we take our commitment to you and your family very seriously. Part of that commitment means we continue to develop our professional knowledge and skills to offer your family the best service possible.

Last month, two of our staff members, Yvonne Slonaker, Managing Funeral Director and Celebrant, and Justin Panske, Funeral Director and Celebrant, traveled to Memphis to attend ICCFA University. ICCFA (International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association) is an innovative organization composed of more than 9,100 cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, memorial designers and related businesses worldwide. It is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, funeral service, cremation, and memorialization profession.

Yvonne attended courses on Management and Justin attended courses focusing on Leadership development. This college is renowned for having nationally renowned speakers who are experts in their field.

This was Yvonne’s 4th year of attending the University and she earned the privilege of participating in this year’s graduation!  She worked hard, learned a lot, and made life-long connections.  The Cress Family is proud to support the professional development of our staff members. 

Great job Yvonne and Justin!

YSlonaker Graduation




From the moment you extended your hand and lovely smile to our grieving mom and sister until the final hug after Jeff’s funeral we knew you were special.

You made our time somehow manageable, with efficiency, professionalism, and a deep sense of ethics. I keep telling people that I have a funeral director to recommend.

We are having difficulty expressing our gratitude but please know we are so overwhelmed with the service you provided us in this time of need.

Thank you for all your idea’s and making our wants come true for George’s memorial service. I will be sure and let others know of the kindness of you & Cress Funeral Home.

David’s passing was a shock to all of us. In a state of confusion you helped us bring peace, honor and respect to David.

Thank you so much for the excellent care you took in handling the funeral arrangements for Earl. Your attention to every detail was so personal to us.