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Centre County Funeral Homes

Between 1813 and 1989, approximately 135 funeral directors and/or homes had operated in Centre County, beginning with Samuel Harris in Bellefonte after the War of 1812. For historical information on funeral directors' names, locations, and years of operation, see A History of Funeral Directors and Undertakers of Centre County, Pennsylvania 1813-1989 by Emilie F. Westgard, published by the Centre County Genealogical Society, 1990. Currently, ten funeral homes are in operation within the boundaries of Centre County, along with a number of others serving the area, though located outside the county. Several of these funeral homes have online obituaries - both current and archived.

Funeral home records can often provide helpful genealogical information. Records of two funeral homes have been published and are available to use on premises at the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum in Bellefonte. To let us know of other Centre County funeral home records made public or to notify us of updates to the current list of funeral homes, please send us an email.


Published Centre County Funeral Home Records

Bechdel Funeral Home
Blanchard & Beech Creek (Clinton Co.), PA
- Records 1940-1977 are available at the Ross Library, Lock Haven.

W. Robert Neff Funeral Home
Howard, PA
- Records 1853-1939 are available at the Pennsylvania Room.

Pringle Funeral Home
Port Matilda, PA
- Records 1908-1938 are available at the Pennsylvania Room.


Centre County Funeral Homes Currently Operating

Beezer-Heath Funeral Home
719 East Spruce Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866
(814) 342-4310

David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home
228 North Centre Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866
(814) 342-4710
- Website has online recent and archived obituaries back to July 2007

Daughenbaugh Funeral Home
106 West Sycamore Street
Snow Shoe, PA 16874
(814) 387-6000
- Location of the former Robert L. Dixon Funeral Home as of 2007
- Website has online recent and archived obituaries back to August 2008

Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services
1034 Benner Pike
State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-0332
- Location of the former Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home as of 2005
- Website has online recent and archived obituaries back to 2004

Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services
226 South Pennsylvania Avenue
P.O. Box 443
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania 16828
(814) 364-1412
- Website (same as above) has online recent and archived obituaries back to 2004

Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
135 West Main Street
Howard, PA 16841
(814) 625-2552
- Formerly the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home
- Website has online recent and archived obituaries back to August 2007

Koch Funeral Home
2401 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-2712
- Their records begin about 1913
- Website has online recent and archived obituaries back to November 2010

Steven R. Neff Funeral Home
120 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854
(814) 349-5623

Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home
201 Spring Street
Milesburg, PA 16853
(814) 355-7551
- Their records begin in 1969
- Website has online recent and archived obituaries back to September 2009

Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc.
(Frank L. Wetzler)
206 North Spring Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-4261
- Their records begin about 1936


Funeral Homes in the Surrounding Area Serving Centre County

Clearfield County

Birger A Freeberg Funeral Home
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651
(814) 378-8661

Heath Funeral Home
701 Lingle Street
Osceola Mills, PA 16666
(814) 339-6543

Johnson Funeral Home
Route 53
Grassflat, PA 16839
(814) 342-2221

Reed Funeral Home
900 Brisbin Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651
(814) 378-7422

Strange and Weaver Funeral Service
171 Deer Creek Road
Morrisdale, PA 16858
(814) 342-2221

Clinton County

Helt Funeral Chapel, Inc.
232 Hogan Boulavard
Mill Hall, PA 17751
(570) 748-2722

Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home
320 Main Street
Mill Hall, PA 17751
(570) 726-4991

Huntingdon County

Bruce E. Cox Funeral Home
3774 Warriors Mark Path
Warriors Mark, PA 16877
(814) 632-7700

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