POMEROY — The new owners of Ewing Funeral Home are continuing with the tradition of service to the Meigs County community which was started by Henry Ewing 100 years ago this year.
On October 29, 2012, the funeral home was purchased by Kevin Schwartzel through a delinquent tax sale. Schwarzel along with Mike Putnam will operate the facility along with White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville.
Putnam began working at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in 1984, with Schwarzel joining the funeral home in 1989.
Schwarzel stated that they began to help out at Ewing Funeral Home a few years back so when the opportunity to purchase the business came available they felt it was the right thing to do.
He noted the community support as one reason for the decision.
Since the purchase, work has been completed to the inside of the facility to make it look as it would have many years ago. The funeral home has many antique pieces of furniture and old photos of how the area used to look.
Work has also been completed in the downstairs area to create a family area and a business office. Future plans include renovating the third floor to create an area which families could gather after services.
Full funeral services along with cremation are offered at the location.
Schwarzel noted that they want to restore funeral service to the way it was 100 years ago, making each service personal for the family.
“Each service and person are different,” said Schwarzel. “We want to individualize each service to help the family remember the good times.”
An open house at Ewing Funeral Home will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The funeral home is located at 106 Mulberry Avenue in Pomeroy.
The open house will allow the public to see the renovations completed at the funeral home, as well as meeting the new owners and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ewing Funeral Home. Cake and refreshments will be served.