Contact: Mark B. Allen, Executive Director
(512) 334-5504 
[email protected]

For Immediate Release


April 15, 2016– Austin, TX – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is proud to announce this year’s Honorable Mentions for the Exemplary Service Awards. These member firms are being recognized for the outstanding customer service they provided to families during their time of loss. Each one was picked based on comments from families gathered from OGR’s Family Contact Program. The winners of the Exemplary Service Award will be recognized at OGR’s Luncheon at the Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, April 28.

OGR Executive Director & CEO Mark Allen says, “We are pleased to acknowledge these individuals for their continuous dedication to delivering exemplary service to the families in their communities. It is clear that these members invoke the Golden Rule at their funeral homes by always remembering that families come first.” 

The Exemplary Service Award is given to the top three nominees every year and is based on the feedback OGR receives through the Family Contact Program. The Family Contact Program is an exclusive OGR member benefit. For more information, visit

Exemplary Service Award Honorable Mentions


  • Aloia Funeral Home, Inc.| Garfield, NJ
  • Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory| Lady Lake, FL
  • Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home | Lima, OH
  • Cooper Funeral Home | Tecumseh, OK
  • Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory| Barrington, IL
  • Farmer & Son Funeral Home | Geneva, NE
  • Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home| Fraser, MI
  • Flora Funeral Service | Rocky Mount, VA
  • Freitag Funeral Home | Bridgeton, NJ
  • Fry Funeral Home| Tipton, IA
  • George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Inc. | Munhall, PA 
  • Graham Funeral Home | Chesapeake, VA 
  • Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak-Culter Mortuaries| Omaha, NE
  • John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home | Saint Louis, MO
  • Kolssak Funeral Home, Ltd.| Wheeling, IL
  • Kroeger Funeral Home, Inc. | Logansport, IN
  • Kyger Funeral Home, Inc. | Harrisonburg, VA
  • Linneman Funeral Homes | Erlanger, KY
  • Moore Funeral Home| Hattiesburg, MS
  • Mulhearn Funeral Home, LLC | Monroe, LA
  • Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. | Yankton, SD
  • Schuyler Hill Funeral Home | Bronx, New York
  • Schoppenhorst, Underwood & Brooks Funeral Home| Shepherdsville, KY
  • Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral Home, LLC | Fairfield, CT
  • Shinn Funeral Home| Russellville, AR
  • Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services | Glenn Burnie, MD
  • Stewart Family Funeral Home | Tyler, TX
  • Stockham Family Funeral Home | McPherson, KS
  • Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel | Hillsville, Virginia
  • Wenner Funeral Home | Richmond, MN
  • Wetzel Funeral Home & Crematory| Hanover, PA
  • Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home| Decatur, IN

About OGR
Founded in 1928, OGR is affiliated with more than 600 independent funeral homes that share common goals of exemplary service, uncompromising care and compassion to families in their time of need. For more information, go to