What We Believe and Who We Are.
We believe that the concept of service is of enormous value to individuals, communities, and society in general. Everyone appreciates and wants the best service available when and wherever possible. We believe that service can be a way of life - a fundamental principle that guides how we relate to others. Every day that we come to work we have opportunity to make an important difference in people's lives through our service. Service is so core to our beliefs, that we made it part of our name - Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service. We're committed to continually seeking new, innovative and personal ways to memorialize the loved ones of those we serve.
Part of our commitment to service is continually striving to provide the best in facilities, professional staff, competitive pricing and community involvement. We operate funeral homes in Marion, Gas City and Swayzee to serve the families of Grant County. Our Marion chapel provides comfortable, spacious accommodations as a well as a separate funeral planning center where arrangements can be made in a quiet, peaceful environment. Our Gas City funeral home is comfortable and spacious as well and maintains the distinction as being the oldest continuing business concern in Gas City and Mill Township dating back to 1892. Our Swayzee chapel purchased in 2000 continues to exemplify and expand on the excellent service provided by the Rybolt family in a home-like intimate atmosphere. Additionally, Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service owns and operates Grant Memorial Park cemetery in Marion.
Needham-Storey-Wampner continues to be recognized as a leader in funeral service in Grant County, Indiana and the United States. As a testament to our staff, our organization has been recognized by the National Funeral Directors Association as an "Eagle Award" winner the past three years and has been recognized through the Pursuit of Excellence program for the past 6 years. There were 311 "Eagle Award' winners nationwide in 2003 with only 8 in Indiana. Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service is a member of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Indiana Cemetery Association, and Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
One of our core beliefs is that every life is worth living and deserves to be remembered regardless of financial resources. We're committed to serving all with dignity and compassion. No one has ever been turned away for lack of money. On a comparable basis, our charges are equal or less than our competitors in nearly every situation.
Our staff is deeply committed to the Grant County community. Our staff is involved in the betterment of our community by being active in our faith communities, schools, charitable causes, and community boards. The opportunity to serve both professionally and personally is inextricably intertwined.