Needham Storey Wampner Funeral Homes
Needham Storey Wampner Funeral Homes
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Funeral Home Staff

John Storey, Partner, Chairman

John M. Storey was raised in a church parsonage in Evansville, graduated from Shawswick High School in Lawrence County, Indiana and is a graduate from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He became a licensed funeral director in Indiana and moved with his wife, Joy, to Gas City joining the Jay and Swift Funeral Home in 1960. In 1963, he acquired part ownership in the firm and the name was changed to Jay-Swift & Storey Funeral Home in 1963 and in 1979 he became the sole owner. In 1987, John and Ben Needham merged Jay-Swift & Storey Funeral Home and Needham & Son Funeral Home to form Needham-Storey Funeral Service.

John cares about people and their needs and has dedicated his life to service of others. He is an active member of the Lakeview Wesleyan Church, has served on the board of the Wesleyan Investment Foundation for 35 years, and the Board of Trustees of Indiana Wesleyan University for nearly 35 years. Additionally, he was served on the boards of World Gospel Mission, Marion General Hospital, the Kiwanis Club of Gas City, and has served on numerous boards and committees of church, civic, professional and educational organizations.

John and his wife Joy are the parents of J. Mark Storey II and daughter-in-law Molly Storey, and daughter Beth Driscoll and son-in-law Dr. Dan Driscoll. They are blessed with 6 grandchildren.

Steven A. Wampner, Partner, President

Steve is a lifelong Grant County resident and began his funeral service career in 1969 with Needham & Son funeral home. Following his graduation from Eastbrook high school, he attended Indiana College of Mortuary science, graduating in 1973. He became a partner in Needham-Storey Funeral Service in 1987 and the firm name was changed to Needham-Storey-Wampner in December of 2000 in recognition of Steve's service and role within the organization.

Steve has served on numerous boards and committees in the past including the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Steve is a past president of the Community Foundation of Grant County, a member of the Marion General Hospital Ethics Committee, a member and past president of the Sweetser Lions Club and a member of Brookhaven Wesleyan Church. Steve's wife Sue Ellen is the administrative assistant to the Dean of the Chapel at Indiana Wesleyan and their daughter Hayley is a graduate student in psychology at Indiana Wesleyan University.

J. Mark Storey II, Partner, Secretary

Mark was born and raised in Gas City, Indiana and is a second generation funeral director. A graduate of Mississinewa High School, Indiana Wesleyan University, and the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science, he joined the firm in 1987. Mark currently serves as the manager of the Storey Chapel location.

Having grown up in Gas City has given Mark the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with the community he serves. Mark is a member of the Gas City Rescue Squad and has been a certified EMT since 1982. He has also served 2 terms as the Alumni President for Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN. He is a member of the Mississinewa Valley Community Band andserves as Chairman of the Gas City Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Arts Series where he plans and organizes the weekly summer series "Concerts in the Park." Mark, Molly and the girls attend College Wesleyan Church in Marion.

Mark and his wife, Molly are parents to Ava, Heidi, and Suzanne, all born in 2004. Mark collects antique fire engines and antique fire memorabilia and enjoys foreign travel.

James R. Benner, Funeral Director

Jim was raised in LaFontaine, Indiana and is a 1987 graduate of Southwood High School. He attended Ball State University and graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1995. In 1996 Jim received his Indiana Funeral Directors License and joined the staff of Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service.

Jim has been a member of the LaFontaine/Liberty Fire Department since 1987 having served as an officer at different times. He is a member of the LaFontaine United Methodist Church where he served in numerous capacities.  He is a member of the Mississinewa Valley Corvette Club.

Jim enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Emily and Ariel. He and his wife Bev enjoy camping and spending time outdoors. As a cancer survivor, Jim understands the suffering that many have experienced.

Jason Fafinski, Funeral Director

Jason Fafinski was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from Lake Park High School in Roselle, Illinois in 2001. After high school, Jason attended general education classes at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Realizing the importance of the funeral process during the loss of his grandfather, Jason decided to pursue a career in funeral service. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois in September 2004. In December of 2010, Jason relocated to Marion, Indiana from a funeral home in Southeast Chicago to become a member of the Needham-Storey-Wampner team. In October of 2012, Jason married the love of his life, Amanda, and they look forward to starting their family here in Grant County. Jason attends St. Paul Catholic Church in Marion, and in his free time, enjoys kayaking, billiards, woodcarving and fishing.

Chris Moser, Funeral Director

Chris Moser was born and raised in Reed City, Michigan. After graduating High School in 1996, he attended Ferris State University – making the Dean's list in Pre-Mortuary Science. While there, Chris became a lifetime member of the Phi Sigma Kappa social fraternity. He later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Worsham College of Mortuary Science located in Wheeling, IL. Chis is also a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician's fraternity.

In July of 2013, Chris relocated to Marion, IN to become a member of the Needham-Storey-Wampner team. He enjoys rollerblading, reading, motorcycle sport bike racing, weightlifting and relaxing in the sun.

Heather Teegarden-Davis, Funeral Director - North Chapel

Heather was raised in Upland, IN and is a 1993 graduate of Eastbrook High School and a 1996 graduate of Vincennes University majoring in mortuary science. Heather received her funeral director license in 1998. She joined Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service in 2004 with eight years prior experience. Heather and her husband Jason were married in 2000. She enjoys fishing, hunting and raising her four beagles.

John Potter, Business Manager/CPA - North Chapel

John joined Needham Storey Wampner in May of 2007 succeeding long-time business manager Kevin Batman. John is a CPA and a graduate of Ball State University. He and his wife Shari reside in Sweetser and are the parents of Matt and Emily. Matt is attending Indiana Wesleyan University and Emily is a student at Oak Hill H.S. At various times John has been involved in the Presbyterian Church, Habitat for Humanity and the Lion's Club and is looking forward to service opportunities in the community. He enjoys spending time with family, reading, playing guitar, and traveling.

Della Greentree, Administrative Assistant - Storey and Rybolt Chapels

Della is a 1982 graduate of Oak Hill High School and joined the staff of Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service in August, 2005. She has been married to her husband Joe, for 30 years. They have 2 adult children, Joe Isaac Greentree and Samantha (Mike) Stevens, and 7 grandsons. She enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, quilting, scrap booking and traveling to the mountains of Tennessee. Della and her husband attend Fairmount Wesleyan Church.

Lori Lawson - North Chapel Aftercare Representative

Lori Lawson joined the NSW staff in the Spring of 2005 as Administrative Assistant for our family Service and Aftercare Representatives. In September 2008, she accepted the position of Aftercare Representative. Lori graduated from Indiana University in 1997. She and her husband, Tom, are the proud parents of their daughter, Jaycee. Lori enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and being involved in her daughter's activities. She says working at Needham-Storey-Wampner has been a great experience and enjoys the people she works with.

Linda Cabe - Family Service Representative

Linda Cabe, is a lifetime resident of Grant County and joined the Needham-Storey-Wampner staff in August of 2008 as a Family Service Representative. She serves the communities of Gas City and Swayzee as she visits with families after the loss of a loved one and assists families in making funeral pre-arrangements. Linda also helps make interment arrangements and marker selections at Grant Memorial Park Cemetery.

Previous to working at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Linda served as pastor of Back Creek Friends Church in Fairmount for nine years. She also worked as an Administrative Assistant at Indiana Wesleyan University for eleven years. Linda's favorite aspect of her position is getting to know and care for people.

Linda has been married to her husband, Jim, for 40 years and enjoys planning and cooking family dinners for their three children and five grandchildren

Connie Trosper

Connie is a graduate of Lancaster Township High School, Huntington County, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She joined the staff of Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service in May, 2011. Along with her husband, Robert, she enjoys traveling, camping, gardening and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Kathy Hinds, Administrative Assistant - North Chapel

Kathy is a 1970 graduate of Huntington North High School and attended Marion College (Indiana Wesleyan University). She joined Needham-Storey-Wampner in March of 2000 and is thankful for the opportunity to serve the families and working alongside the staff at Needham-Storey-Wampner. She has been married to her husband, Dave for 40 years. They have one daughter, Kristi (Kelsy) Zumbrun and three grandsons, Justin, Zachary and Carter who live in South Bend; and one son, Matt (Andrea) Hinds and granddaughter, Ella Rose, who live in Upland. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, horseback riding, biking and the outdoors. Kathy and her husband attend Lakeview Wesleyan Church where she is involved in the choir, Ladies Bible Study and Prayer Ministry.

Mick Simpkins, Family Service Representative/Associate

Mick was born and raised in the Grant County area. He studied Pastoral studies at Tennessee Temple University. He has pastored in the Grant County area for twenty years currently at First Baptist Church in Marion. Mick has been with the funeral home for the last three years. He is currently studying mortuary science at Vincennes University while he serves as a funeral home associate and family service representative.

Mick and Ellen have been married for 25 years. They have three children, Mickey, Lindy, and Luke. They also have two beagles named Max and Murphy. Mick loves spending time with his wife and children. He loves fishing and putting on fish fry's for his friends.

Wes Ball, Multimedia Director

Carol McCray, Multimedia

Bill House, Associate

Holly Burton, Associate

Russ Smith, Associate

Joseph Brown, Associate

John Bunch, Associate

Joe Edington, Associate

Jeff Brady, Associate

Dan Van Cise, Associate

Bill Preston, Associate



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North Chapel | 1341 North Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952 | 765-664-5030
Storey Chapel | 400 East Main St., Gas City, IN 46933 | 765-674-8036
Rybolt Chapel | 314 North Washington St., Swayzee, IN 46986 | 765-922-7979
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