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John Kepner to chair oldest association of independently owned funeral homes

May 14. John Kepner, CEO of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, is the new chairman of the board of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the world’s oldest association of independently owned funeral homes.

Selected membership has been a long-standing tradition in the Kepner family.

John Kepner / Photo: Selected Independent Funeral Homes

“It feels good to be selected as Board Chair. It’s been in my family for over 100 years, and it’s meant a lot to us. We’ve taken a lot from Selected as far as business practices and major friendships in my life.”

Kepner, who has been the Lake Norman Chamber’s business person of the year, comes from a long line of funeral directors, dating back more than 165 years in West Virginia.

He attended West Virginia University and West Liberty State College and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Kepner will be officially installed during the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Annual Meeting, October 10-13 at the JW Marriott Chicago.


One Response to “John Kepner to chair oldest association of independently owned funeral homes”

  1. What a great guy! John and Claudia are some of the nicest folks and business leaders in our community! Thank you for your contributions to this important and meaningful profession. Congratulations!

    Posted by Gail Williams | May 16, 2023, 9:59 am

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