Staff members of Piper Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions.
As a family owned and operated funeral home for over 117 years, we have established a tradition of helping families in need, by planning funeral and memorial services that truly reflect an individual’s life. We feel that every family we serve becomes a part of our family and we believe this does make a difference in the care that you receive.
We are a full service funeral home, serving all faiths. We provide our families with 24 hour care and support. If you have an immediate need, someone is always here to help you. Our staff is well versed in assisting families with the detailed paperwork and the many decisions that need to be made at the time of death. We can also help you plan ahead in making your own arrangements so you can provide comfort and security to the loved ones you leave behind.
At Piper Funeral Home we offer a large selection of caskets, vaults, urns, register books, memorial DVDs, memorial candles and other merchandise that you can select from to make your service as individualized and unique as the person’s life. We also offer a wide selection of monuments and can help you with all of your monument needs.
We pride ourselves on our ability to personalize each funeral and memorial service here at Piper Funeral Home. Being involved with every step of the arrangement ensures you the highest standards of care and comfort. To assist our families in understanding the many different options that are available, we have created this website. If you have questions, or if we can be of any further assistance, please contact us.
Mike and Jami
Mike & Jami became the owners of Verschelden Funeral Home in September 1994. The funeral home had been in the Verschelden family for 100 years when the transaction was made. The Pipers continue to this day giving the service and care that the community came to know from the Verschelden Family. Mike and Jami moved to St. Marys from the Eskridge community where Mike managed the funeral home and Jami worked in her family's cabinet business. They are active in the community and in their daughters activities and enjoy living here. "Our family serving your family in your time of need."
Larry was born and raised in St. Marys. He attended St.Marys schools and graduated from St.Marys High School. He attended Barton County Junior College for law enforcement training. A career in law enforcement gives him a wealth of public service knowledge. Larry served on the St. Marys Police Department, he was Pottawatomie County Undersheriff and spent the bulk of his career with the Kansas Highway Patrol. He retired as a Captain with KHP after 34 years in law enforcement. He knows how to help people in the midst of life’s crises.