On June 1, 1984, the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse was purchased by Kevin J. Dusenbury, Sr., continuing a long tradition of proud service to the Shinglehouse and surrounding areas that was started many years ago by Howard D. Morton and continued by Virgil L. Howard. As we mark 30 years of ownership and service to Shinglehouse and the surrounding communities, our pledge is simple. We will continue to provide the honored and dignified services that we offer to the families that choose our funeral home establishment. With the addition of our son, Kevin J. Dusenbury, Jr., we will be providing the finest in services and facilities that you expect from our funeral home for many, many years to come. We would like to express our greatest appreciation for all of those who have trusted upon us to help in your greatest hour of need. As Albert Einstein stated, “Only a life lived in service to others is worth living.” Like Mr. Einstein, our greatest purpose in our funeral establishment is to help you at your greatest hour of need.
When my Mother passed unexpectedly in 2016, Kevin was extremely kind and helpful. He made the hardest days of my life much easier by helping in anyway he could. He went above and beyond to follow my Mother's wishes. Him and Pat were so kind to us. I was very surprised to receive a phone call on the 1 yr anniversary of her death, he was just checking to see how I was doing. I have never met more respectful Funeral Director's as Kevin and Pat.