PIERCETON — The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel Pierceton has been selected as the October 2018 Member of the Month.
“We are fortunate to be a part of Pierceton, a fantastic and vibrant local community,” said John Sadler, owner, as he described how honored his firm was to receive this recognition.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is a full service funeral home providing traditional funeral services along with customized memorial services including cremation and monuments. Funeral services were first provided in Pierceton in 1885 when it was owned by EE Ashley, whose family continued to serve the community until the late 1950s. After three other owners, McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel was purchased by Wendell Sadler in 1984.
EE Ashley started providing funeral services in Pierceton through their storefront where the family initially sold furniture and provided funeral items including horse-drawn hearses, carriages, limousines and caskets. The funeral home, on its current site, was opened in 1922. Being honored by the state of Indiana, McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel was honored with the Century Business Award in 1985 by the office of the Governor, as a community business, 100 years old, serving Pierceton and surrounding areas.
“We have a long standing commitment to the Pierceton community to be there as a local funeral home with help, hope, guidance and caring,” said Sadler. “I was raised in a similar small town, where neighbors help neighbors.”
In 1994, the funeral chapel experienced a devastating fire that destroyed the building and contents within it. The Sadler family once again displayed its commitment to the Pierceton community as they rebuilt the funeral chapel to continue its 100 year service to the families of Pierceton.
Commitment to Pierceton is also seen through the continuous community outreach that McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel takes part in. They have been a member of the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years and have been a supporter of the Pierceton Youth League, Pierceton Lions Club, Pierceton Fire Department and the Pierceton Senior Center.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is honored to employ its third generation of funeral directors, Derek Sadler. Janet Hartman, office manager of the Pierceton division, has also been a part of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel for over 40 years. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel continues its long-standing tradition of service with the professional service of David Baker, funeral director; Debbie Sadler; Tony Ciriello, prearrangement coordinator; Bob Turner, associate; and Jason Mishler, funeral director.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel can be contacted by calling (574) 594-2172 or (574) 267-7123. They can also be contacted at their Pierceton chapel at 105 S. First St.