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Chad has been serving families at Reed Funeral Chapel/Stricklin Funeral Home, Inc since 2005



Chad Stricklin, Owner, Illinois Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Licensed Life Insurance Agent

Chad has been with Reed Funeral Chapel/Stricklin Funeral Home, Inc. since March of 2005. Chad is a resident of Harrisburg and is the son of Charles "Fuzz" Stricklin of Harrisburg, and Dianne (Sloan) Short of Galatia. Chad, a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1996, graduated in 1995, with honors from the Mortuary Science and Funeral Service program of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and he graduated from Galatia High School in 1993.  Chad married Gail Emery, the daughter of Shirley Emery of Marion and the late Ralph Emery. Gail is a 1990 graduate of Marion High School and has an associate degree in accounting from John A. Logan College in Carterville. Gail is currently employed with the State of Illinois. She looks forward to working full time at the funeral home serving families alongside Chad. Chad and Gail have one daughter, Anna, and one son, Lucas. Anna is earning her BSN at Murray State University, while working at Murray Calloway County Hospital as an RN; and Lucas is currently enrolled at SIC and is working toward a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service.

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Established by Randy and Beverly Reed on August 4, 1997

Randy served families at Reed Funeral Chapel from 1997 - 2019

Randy Reed, a lifelong resident of Harrisburg, is the son of the late Wayne and Jeanne Reed.  Randy, has been a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1987 after graduating in 1986, from the Mortuary Science and Funeral Service program of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  He is a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors AssociationRandy, along with his wife, the former Beverly Bell of Marion, Illinois, have two children: Brad and his wife Jennifer Reed of Harrisburg and Carey and husband Ryan Gerber of Harrisburg, Illinois  and 6 grandchildren.

 

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