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About Us

Our Beginnings

L. J. Jonas Funeral Home in the early 1900's.

In the early 1900's, L.J. Jonas established the L.J. Jonas Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri. Mr. Jonas was the first licensed embalmer in this area and later shared the funeral business with his son Harry Jonas.

Mr. Jonas sold the funeral home to Frank and Beulah Wood in 1964 and they later sold it to Tom and Elsie Halbert in 1970. The Halbert Funeral Home and the Jonas-Wood Funeral Home consolidated at that time. In 1973 Bill and Sandy Stuart bought the Halbert Funeral Home and continued their business until 1983. It then became the Britton Brother's Funeral Home owned by John and Ava Britton and John's two brothers, Al and Don Britton.

The Brittons expanded the facilities in 1993 with two chapels and a lounge area.

On December 28, 2005, Bill and Liz Bennett purchased the funeral home from John and Ava Britton. The Bennett's had decided it was time to get closer to their home area. Some major and minor changes have been made to the funeral home, but the very best service and care remain the same.

As a locally owned and family operated business, we take great pride in the service we offer to our community. Our experience helps us offer only the very best in care to the families we serve and to share our tradition of excellence with every family in their time of need.

Although many years have passed since the original funeral home was established, one thing that has not changed is the commitment and dedication of its staff. That is why we at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home consider ourselves as "Leaders in Service and Care."

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