OUR VALUED 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.

  • Geoffrey W.  Hurd, CFSP, MBIE

    Geoffrey W. Hurd, CFSP, MBIE Manager

    Geoffrey is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He graduated from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois in 1984 with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. He has been employed by the Hurdco, Inc. for most of his 24 years in the funeral business.

    Geoffrey is active in the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and served as it's President from June 0f 2007 until June of 2008. He is also a member of the Ethics Association.

    Geoffrey was awarded the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) in 1998 by the Academy of Professional Funeral Servicer Practice. Its goals; to recognize those practioners who have volunterly entered into a program of personal and professional growth, to raise and improve the standards of funeral services, and to encourage practitioners to make continuing education a life-long process in their own self interest, the interest of the families they serve, and the community in which they serve.

    Member of the American Society of Embalmers and the British Institute of Embalmers, (MBIE).

    "We feel we offer the best in personalized funeral services in the area"

  • George and  Marilyn Hurd

    George and Marilyn Hurd

    George W. Hurd and his wife Marilyn. Mr. Hurd is pictured here recieving his 50-year Certificate from the Illinois Funeral Directors Associaton in June of 2011. George and Marilyn have served the area communities for over 30 years.

  • Alex Carlson

    Alex Carlson Funeral Director

  • Katelyn Carrigan

    Katelyn Carrigan Apprentice Funeral Director

    Katelyn is an apprentice funeral director and embalmer. She graduated with high honors from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois in May of 2018 with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science.

    She served as President of the mortuary science fraternity at Sandburg from 2017 to 2018 and is a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association and Illinois Funeral Director’s Association. Katelyn obtained her crematory operator certification in 2017.

    She grew up in the Knoxville area, and now currently resides in Galesburg. She enjoys reading, creating art, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.