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About Us

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home was founded in 1970 by Melvin Scherer, a retired Air Force colonel who invested in real estate in the early 1960s. As a community resident who attended many services at Hudson Cemetery, he recognized the need for a new cemetery for the community. At Grace Memorial, the main goal was to have a respectful, peaceful place to honor loved ones – one that would always be maintained. This was best accomplished in the 1970s by creating sections that were specific to a faith or organization. These sections are still available for flat memorials. In the 1980s, mausoleum entombment became a prominent request. Today, the cemetery features five mausoleum complexes. 

Our Valued Staff

James Edward McMichael

James Edward McMichael, General Manager

Virginia Thompson

Virginia Thompson, Combo Location Office Manager

Chris Quebec

Chris Quebec, Superintendent

Crystal Pope

Crystal Pope, Assistant Sales Manager

Scott Virts

Scott Virts, Funeral Director

John Ruthig

John Ruthig, Staff Associate

Fran Quimette

Fran Quimette, Staff Associate

Rose Ruthing

Rose Ruthing, Office Clerk

Brittany Hill

Brittany Hill, Location Manager

Ben Bowers

Ben Bowers, Assistant Foreman