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.
Kevin and Patty, Words cannot begin to express our thanks and gratitude to you both in helping our family post newspaper and online obituary-memorial notices for my father, Melvin J. Setzer. We kept running into roadblocks and you cleared the way for us, comforted us, advised us in things we had not thought of, and were "so very kind" and you had never even met us! There will surely be "stars in your crowns" for all of the good things you have done for others... God be with you both, Linda Lohr and Family