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Our History

Over the years our homes have been owned and operated by different families.

Beginning in the 1950's, Leo Crummy operated Crummy Funeral Homes in Viola, New Windsor and Reynolds.

Meanwhile, in the 1980's, Lew Jinks purchased the Olin Funeral Homes in Joy, Keithsburg and New Boston. He later opened a home in Aledo.

Mr. Jinks then purchased the Crummy Funeral Homes. All the homes became known as Jinks Funeral Homes of Mercer County. In the 1990's, Mr. Jinks retired and his son-in-law took over the homes, known as Family Funeral Services.

Before retirement, Mr. Jinks, allowed a high school student to assist at visitations and funerals. After working for the homes from part-time in high school, to becoming a licensed funeral director/embalmer in 1993, then for the years to follow, Jill Dennison was able to purchase the Aledo and Viola funeral homes.

Dennison Funeral Homes were established in November 2002.

We continue to carry on the caring and compassion of our predecessors.

Caring Professionals

The caring and experienced professionals at Dennison Funeral Homes are here to support you through this difficult time.  We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements.  You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.  And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance.  Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.  We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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