Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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W. Peter Templeton Funeral Director/Owner

Pete Templeton grew up in Paris. He attended Mayo Middle School and graduated from Paris High School. He is the son of Sandra (Wright) Templeton and the late Robert J. Templeton, both of whom were teachers in the District 95 schools. Pete married the former Angel Littleton of Paris in 1998, and they are the parents of three sons, Will (‘05), Graham (’07), and Drew (’08).

His career in funeral service began as a summer job at the age of sixteen. A high school teacher introduced Pete to Chet and King Sutton and a friendship quickly formed. Time spent mowing and washing cars gave way to serving families, assisting on services, and the discovery of a life’s calling. Working in funeral service from an early age has fostered a diversity of experiences, a deep respect for families in grief, and the development of many, many lasting friendships.

Pete earned a Bachelors Degree in Management from Indiana State University and an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service from Pierce Mortuary Colleges. He is proud and grateful to have served Edgar County as Coroner from 2004 - 2016.

Today, Pete finds great reward in making people comfortable during difficult times. He strives to serve with respect, sincerity, honesty, and occasionally, some humor.

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

  • Illinois Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
  • Indiana Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
  • Illinois Licensed Life Insurance Producer
  • Coroner of Edgar County, 2004 - 2016

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    • Former Deacon, Elder, and Board Chairman
    • Former Youth Fellowship leader
  • Paris Lodge #268 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
    • Past Master
    • Current Secretary
  • Prairie Lodge #77 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
  • Stratton Lodge #408 A.F. & A.M.
  • Kansas Lodge #280 A.F. & A.M.
  • Marshall Lodge #133 A.F. & A.M.
  • Edgar County Shrine Club
    • Past President
  • Ansar Shrine Temple
  • Kiwanis Club of Paris
    • Past President
  • Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO)
    • Former Director
  • Paris SPARC Committee
  • United Way of Edgar County
    • Past Campaign Chairman
    • Past Board President
  • Paris Municipal Band
    • Board of Directors and Band Member
  • Illinois Coroners & Medical Examiners Association
  • Indiana State University Alumni Association Edgar County Chapter

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F. Scott Barrett Funeral Director

Scott Barrett grew up in Hume, Illinois, and graduated from Shiloh High School. He is the son of Judy (Stark) Barrett and the late Frank W. Barrett. Scott married the former Abby Hainds of Watseka, Illinois, in 2007, and they are the parents of a son, Mason (2009), and a daughter, Ava (2011).

Scott earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree in Communications from Eastern Illinois University, and an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service from the McAllister Institute.

A calm and caring personality combined with a keen attention to detail make Scott an asset to his profession and an integral part of our firm.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

  • Illinois Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
  • Illinois Licensed Life Insurance Producer
  • Coroner of Edgar County since 2016

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Bell Ridge Christian Church
  • Paris Community Nurse Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Chairman of Annual Christmas Basket Program
  • Paris Lions Club
  • Paris Lodge #268 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
    • Past Master
  • Edgar County Historical Society
    • Past President
    • Board of Directors
  • Edgar County Genealogical Library
    • Board of Directors
  • Edgar County Farm Bureau

W. Peter Templeton

Funeral Director/Owner
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Pete Templeton grew up in Paris. He attended Mayo Middle School and graduated from Paris High School. He is the son of Sandra (Wright) Templeton and the late Robert J. Templeton, both of whom were teachers in the District 95 schools. Pete married the former Angel Littleton of Paris in 1998, and they are the parents of three sons, Will (‘05), Graham (’07), and Drew (’08).

His career in funeral service began as a summer job at the age of sixteen. A high school teacher introduced Pete to Chet and King Sutton and a friendship quickly formed. Time spent mowing and washing cars gave way to serving families, assisting on services, and the discovery of a life’s calling. Working in funeral service from an early age has fostered a diversity of experiences, a deep respect for families in grief, and the development of many, many lasting friendships.

Pete earned a Bachelors Degree in Management from Indiana State University and an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service from Pierce Mortuary Colleges. He is proud and grateful to have served Edgar County as Coroner from 2004 - 2016.

Today, Pete finds great reward in making people comfortable during difficult times. He strives to serve with respect, sincerity, honesty, and occasionally, some humor.

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

  • Illinois Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
  • Indiana Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
  • Illinois Licensed Life Insurance Producer
  • Coroner of Edgar County, 2004 - 2016

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    • Former Deacon, Elder, and Board Chairman
    • Former Youth Fellowship leader
  • Paris Lodge #268 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
    • Past Master
    • Current Secretary
  • Prairie Lodge #77 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
  • Stratton Lodge #408 A.F. & A.M.
  • Kansas Lodge #280 A.F. & A.M.
  • Marshall Lodge #133 A.F. & A.M.
  • Edgar County Shrine Club
    • Past President
  • Ansar Shrine Temple
  • Kiwanis Club of Paris
    • Past President
  • Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO)
    • Former Director
  • Paris SPARC Committee
  • United Way of Edgar County
    • Past Campaign Chairman
    • Past Board President
  • Paris Municipal Band
    • Board of Directors and Band Member
  • Illinois Coroners & Medical Examiners Association
  • Indiana State University Alumni Association Edgar County Chapter

F. Scott Barrett

Funeral Director
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Scott Barrett grew up in Hume, Illinois, and graduated from Shiloh High School. He is the son of Judy (Stark) Barrett and the late Frank W. Barrett. Scott married the former Abby Hainds of Watseka, Illinois, in 2007, and they are the parents of a son, Mason (2009), and a daughter, Ava (2011).

Scott earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree in Communications from Eastern Illinois University, and an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service from the McAllister Institute.

A calm and caring personality combined with a keen attention to detail make Scott an asset to his profession and an integral part of our firm.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

  • Illinois Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
  • Illinois Licensed Life Insurance Producer
  • Coroner of Edgar County since 2016

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Bell Ridge Christian Church
  • Paris Community Nurse Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Chairman of Annual Christmas Basket Program
  • Paris Lions Club
  • Paris Lodge #268 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
    • Past Master
  • Edgar County Historical Society
    • Past President
    • Board of Directors
  • Edgar County Genealogical Library
    • Board of Directors
  • Edgar County Farm Bureau