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 were so comforting and made us feel a part of their family from the very first phone call. They helped us with every step and detail in the most compassionate yet professional way. I have the impression that for them, this is not just a 'job' but it's a calling/mission to help families through the most difficult of times. They do it well and we will always be grateful for them.