Miller Funeral Home earns Selected Independent Funeral Homes membership

| August 7, 2017

Miller Funeral Home is operated by Matt and Valerie Miller. Contributed | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Miller Funeral Home,, recently earned membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes, an international association of premier, independently-owned and operated funeral homes. Only family owned and operated funeral homes may be nominated for this membership.

“We are pleased to welcome Miller Funeral Home to our association,” said Selected Independent Funeral Homes Executive Director and CEO Robert J. Paterkiewicz. “Affiliation with Selected Independent Funeral Homes is considered an honor because of the high standards of funeral service that are required to receive an invitation to become a member.”

In 2010, after months of planning and construction, family owned and operated, Miller Funeral Home opened for business on Main Street in Coshocton. The facility, which was formerly a bank, has undergone major renovations, including a 5,200 square foot addition. The original building was built in 1866, and after renovations, the combined square footage is just over 10,000 on the main floor.

Miller Funeral Home offers each family, the opportunity to commemorate their loved one through the sharing of thoughts, feelings and memories. Through each celebration of life, families are able to reflect on the growth, commitments, achievements, and the passing of the seasons in the lives of their loved ones.

Matt and Valerie Miller have been married for 18 years and have three children Andrew, Madison and Grace.

Founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, Selected Independent Funeral Homes is an international association of approximately 1,200 independently family owned funeral service establishments, which are operated by persons with integrity, good moral character, professional ability of a high level and who are dedicated to the principle that their calling involves special responsibilities to society.

As an active and leading association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes focuses on these four essential purposes:

  • study, develop and establish the highest standards of service for the benefit of the public
  • provide a continuing forum for the exchange, development and dissemination of knowledge and information beneficial to members and the public
  • furnish information to members and the public regarding all aspects of funeral service
  • cooperate with organizations, public and private, to achieve these purposes

Membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes is by invitation and is extended only after a thorough review of character, service, performance and facilities. One primary condition of membership is adherence to the association’s “Code of Good Funeral Practice.” The 11 provisions of the Code clearly outline the key principles of honesty, respect and trust that are expected of members.

“As independently owned and operated firms, our members are truly vested in their communities,” Paterkiewicz said.”Miller Funeral Home, like all our members, takes seriously their responsibility and dedication to providing the best possible funeral service to their friends and neighbors.”

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