News and Community Archives: 2009

Deana R. Turner Selected President of Butler County Funeral Directors Association

Deana R. Turner Selected President of Butler County Funeral Directors Association On Nov. 10, 2009, the Butler County Funeral Directors Association selected its new president. Deana R. Turner, FD and licensed insurance agent will assume the responsibilities of the association in 2010.
Turner is a lifelong native of Butler County and is a graduate with honors from Carlow College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She has studied throughout the state, accumulating valuable hours learning techniques and strategies pertinent to funeral service and has attended many seminars studying industry specific topics, including round table discussions with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.
In addition to her professional memberships in Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the Butler County Funeral Directors Association, she actively volunteers with the Chicora Volunteer Fire Department and the Chicora Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization. She is a Board member with the Karns City Youth Football Association, acting as Treasurer for 2010, a member of the Technology Committee for the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and an adjunct instructor for the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
Turner is a funeral director and licensed insurance agent with the family owned and operated Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., in Kittanning as well as the branch locations in Elderton and Dayton. The Bauer family and staff are dedicated to caring for the deceased with respect and dignity and the living with compassion and understanding- and to accomplish this goal with the highest professional ethics. Deana will aggressively pursue the ideals of the Butler County Funeral Directors Association in her upcoming term and will be looking forward to working with her colleagues; joining the newly elected President are Vice President Jim Travalio and Secretary/Treasurer Keri Rasely-Hays.

Bauer Makes New Sign For Jerusalem Lutheran Church

Bauer Makes New Sign For Jerusalem Lutheran Church The lettering on the old rusty road sign directing visitors and the congregation to Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Wayne Township, Armstrong County was barely recognizable. Jack Bauer, president of Bauer Family Funeral Homes along with Deana Turner, supervisor of Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, first noticed that the church was in need of a new sign when they were traveling to the church for a funeral service. On that day Jack decided to take on the project of making a new road sign himself. He knew that the small country churches have limited funds for maintenance and a new sign was probably just not in the church’s budget. Overseeing the project, Jack contracted Custom Design Monuments of Kittanning to produce the lettering and bought the material for the new sign. The staff members at Bauer Family Funeral Homes were eager to help lay out the lettering and install the new sign as soon as possible. It was installed the day before two funeral services were to take place at the small country church.

Jack Bauer accompanied by his wife Sue was invited to attend the following Sunday’s service at Jerusalem Lutheran Church and were honored by a special appreciation recognition by the minister, Messenger Ralph Kilgore, Jr. and the congregation. Jack was also asked to speak at the Sunday service. He continued to honor the church by dedicating the new sign in memory of three members of the Church whose funerals were all held this year; Virginia Rupp, Ida Maxine Ferkan, and Robert Galbraith.

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