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William P. Wheeler

William P. Wheeler

Owner/Embalmer/Funeral Director

Bill has been working in the Funeral Service Industry for 48 years. Starting out at the age of 17 washing cars, cutting grass, etc. for a funeral home. He is a graduate of Mingo High School, College of Steubenville and also the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS). In 1982 he purchased the former O.J. Williams Funeral Home of Brilliant; and in 1997 he opened a branch in the nice hilltop area of Mingo Junction. In 2003 he built an addition to that chapel.

He is a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association, Funeral Ethics Association, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Presbyterian Church, Lions Club and Ruritan Club.

As a son of a Methodist Minister, he prides himself on being Fair and Honest with everyone, and providing QUALITY service. He and his wife Debra (Evans) Hayes Wheeler reside in Mingo Junction. He has two children, Kristen and Joseph; a step-son, Daniel Hayes; and four grandchildren, Brody, Harper, Riley and Emily.


Kristen N. Wheeler

Kristen N. Wheeler

Funeral Director

Kristen has been working alongside her father since 1997. She graduated from Indian Creek in 1998, Jefferson Community college in 2001, and West Liberty State College in 2003. She became a licensed funeral director in 2005, and has since been meeting with families to customize each funeral service with attention to detail and personalization. She is a member of the Mingo Presbyterian Church and a volunteer with Mingo Social Services.  Kristen married her husband, Michael Kurner in 2006. They live in Mingo Junction with their two children, Brody and Harper. 


Michael D. Kurner

Michael D. Kurner

Funeral Director

Michael joined his wife and father-in-law at the funeral home in 2009. He has worked in both the hospitality and mortgage industry, and still works part time at Capital Mortgage Firm in St. Clairsville, Ohio. After completing a two year apprenticeship, Mike became a licensed funeral director in 2011. When he isn’t working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, coaching little league baseball, coaching elementary basketball and golfing.  


Rodney P. Roe

Rodney P. Roe

Funeral Attendant

Rodney has been a long time pillar of the Wheeler Funeral Home staff. He retired from the Coke plant in Follansbee, WV and is currently a resource officer for the Buckeye Local District. Rodney is also a Jefferson County deputy sheriff; a Wells Township Trustee; a member of the Brilliant Fire Department; the Brilliant Lions Club; the Brilliant Christian Church and Steubenville Masonic Lodge #45. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He and his wife Charla reside in Brilliant and have two children, Rayna Allison and Lacy Conley; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Charlee, Ian and Brayden.  


Donald R. Quinn

Donald R. Quinn

Funeral Attendant

Don or “DQ”, as we affectionately call him, has worked at the funeral home for many years. He retired from Consol Energy in 1993 where he was in the Maintenance Dept. and a Clerk. He served his county in the Ohio International Guard 269th Comm. SQ.. Don is a member of the New Alexandria Methodist Church, Steubenville Masonic Lodge #45, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville. He and his wife Beth reside in New Alexandria and have two children, Bob (Brenda) and Gary, and two grandchildren, Taylor and McKenzie.


Frank Noble, Sr.

Frank Noble, Sr.

Funeral Attendant

Frank has been working with the Wheeler Family since 2011. He is a retired Deputy Sherriff for Jefferson County Sheriff Department. He is a member of the Brilliant Lions Club, Masonic Lodge #486 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio, Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville, Osiris Shrine, Mingo Sportsman Club, Ohio Belgian Breeders Association and the Ohio Percheron Association. Frank and his wife Ruth reside in Tiltonsville, Ohio and have three children, Frank (Lisa), Jr., Craig (Lisa), and Jim (Barbara) Noble and eight grandchildren, Kara, Wesley, Lily, Jacob, Christopher, Caleb, Cameron and Jenna.

 


Larry Walters

Larry Walters

Funeral Attendant

Newly hired in 2015, Larry is a recent addition to the funeral home staff. He is a retired insurance agent for the former Equitable and current American General Life Insurance. He worked for Wells Township cutting grass; was driver for Checker Transportation; and is currently a driver for Change, Inc. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Larry is a member, Elder and Sunday School teacher at the Brilliant Christian Church and he is also member of the Brilliant Water Board. Larry and his wife Marilyn reside in Brilliant, and have three children, Karen, Kelly (Scott) and Bryan; three grandchildren, Sarah, Justin and Kyle; and a great-granddaughter, Sophia. 


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