The funeral home King-Barr is expanding to Reedsville. Early in July, the Mifflin County business will establish a second location at 47 Carriage House in Reedsville.
Since purchasing the Barr Funeral Home in 2020, opening a second location and assisting more families has been a lifelong goal of mine, according to supervisor Stephen D. King.
King Funeral Home and Crematory will operate as a branch location of King-Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
The branch is located on Carriage House Lane in Reedsville, between First National Bank and Celebration Villa, just off the Belleville/Reedsville exit. The structure was formerly the Kish Bank Operations Center.
The renovated floor plan will feature an open concept with a spacious vestibule outfitted with a coffee lounge and fireplace, the largest chapel in Mifflin County with a large display screen for slide shows, and a complete casket and urn selection room. A large parking lot has space for 46 vehicles.
The King Funeral Home and Crematory will offer direct cremation services.
“I have always been passionate about funeral service, and that passion has not diminished over the years,” said King. “I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had my late father Douglas King and Roger Barr as mentors in my career. I consider both men to be genuine ethical leaders in our community, with a keen eye for detail and a strong work ethic.”
It is vitally essential to King to continue Mr. Barr’s legacy and uphold the funeral director values imparted in him by his father.
King stated, “We always say, ‘A funeral home you can trust,’ and I want to represent that trust, to be trusted that we will commemorate the deceased, console their surviving loved ones, and do so with meticulous attention to detail and complete transparency.
King stated that the new location and its staff are looking forward to expanding into a wonderful community like Reedsville and serving residents during their time of greatest need.
Grief does not always cease after the funeral. King stated that among the new services is GriefShare, a Christ-centered bereavement recovery support group led by Pastor Chris Lutz that meets twice a year for 13 weeks. There is also a special program, “Surviving the Holidays,” for those who could benefit that begins as the holidays approach.