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About Us


From the Beginning...

When I purchased the G.C. Barton Funeral Home in 1973, I made a vow to myself and to my professional staff to provide quality service that surpassed personal considerations, and focused entirely on the needs of the families we would serve.


Our concept of “full service” included providing families with every possible comfort in the funeral home, and helping them make arrangements that would paytribute to their loved ones in ways that would preserve cherished memories and create new ones. We worked steadily toward this important goal by opening our Frederick location in 1975. This facility was the first local funeral home designed as a business, not as a residence that was converted. Then in 1980, we acquired the M.L. Creager Funeral Home in Thurmont, and purchased a landmark home on Ridgeville Boulevardin Mt. Airy, where we remodeled it into a spacious, comfortable facility.


In March 2002, we constructed a private on-site crematory at the Opossumtown Pike Chapel, to more completely serve families who choose this honored form of final disposition. We are the only full service funeral home with an onsite crematory in Frederick County. In 2003, we built a brand new facility in Brunswick, Maryland. In April 2008, my family and I longtime friends of the Bast family, acquired the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home. We have vowed to continue the Bast tradition of outstanding service and dedication to the community.

We hope you’ll consider Stauffer Funeral Homes so that we can continue our tradition of serving families in the past, present and future.

The Stauffer Family


Meet Our Staff

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G. Douglas Stauffer (Doug)

President, Funeral Director, CFSP

Doug, President of Stauffer Funeral Homes, has been a Maryland State Licensed Funeral Director since 1973 and an Insurance Agent since 1994. As a graduate of Walkersville High School, Doug went on to receive higher education at institutions such as Frederick Community College (Frederick, MD), and Tennessee Tech University where he received a Bachelor's of Science Degree. He attended graduate school at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree in Mortuary Science at John A. Gupton College in Nashville. He maintains active membership in various organizations, including the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Order of the Golden Rule, Cremation Association of North America, The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practitioners and he is a member by invitation to the DCMC (Death Care Management Council). Doug is also a long-time Board Member of Hospice of Frederick County, on the Board of Directors for Frederick Chamber of Commerce, a member of the FMH Good Samaritan's and is on the Board of Directors for Mt. Olivet Cemetery. His hobbies include sports and listening to music of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.


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George D. Stauffer II

Assistant Manager, Funeral Director

George, Assistant Manager for Stauffer Funeral Homes, also manages Stauffer Monument Company and Stauffer Crematory Inc. He is licensed as both Funeral Director and Crematory Operator. George graduated from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN. He is originally from Athens, TN and now lives in Jefferson, MD with his wife, Courtney and their son Clay. In his spare time, he enjoys waterfowl hunting, deer hunting and the great outdoors. George also likes training and working with his German Shepherd, Jello. He is also a member of the the  Frederick Memorial Hospital Good Samaritan's, The Frederick County Fish and Game Club, The Maryland State Funeral Director's Association,The National Funeral Director's Association and the Jefferson Ruritan Club.George attends the Church of the Reedemer in Frederick.


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Courtney M. Stauffer

Funeral Director

Courtney has been with Stauffer Funeral Homes since 2001. She is a Licensed Funeral Director, and holds her insurance license. She also assists her husband with the monument business. She graduated from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN. Originally from Benton, Kentucky; she now lives in Jefferson, Maryland with her husband, George D. Stauffer II and their son Clay. Courtney currently serves as the Development Council Chair for Hospice of Frederick County. She was selected as one of "Frederick's Finest" for 2011 thru the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Courtney serves on the Frederick Chamber of Commerce Generation Connect Board, The Mental Health Association Catoctin Affair Committee and she is a member of the Woman’s Giving Circle in Frederick. Courtney is a member of the Frederick Memorial Hospital Good Samaritans, The Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, The National Funeral Directors Association and she attends Church of the Redeemer in Frederick. When not working Courtney enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, being a soccer mom, watching Ravens football, volunteering her time to different organizations and traveling to Kentucky to visit family.


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Lanny R. Savage

General Manager, Funeral Director

Lanny is the General Manager for Stauffer Funeral Homes as well as a Licensed Funeral Director. He is a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, PA and has been in the funeral industry for over 30 years. Lanny is a member of CANA, and Thurmont Lions Club, as well as Thurmont United Methodist Church. He has a wife, Judy A. Savage, and a son, Gregory S. Savage.


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Wilbur L. Buehrer (Bill)

Pre-need Manager

Bill Buehrer is the Advance Planning Manager for Stauffer Funeral Homes. Bill has 44 years of experience as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Bill meets with families that are interested in pre-planning their funeral services. Bill works with Elder Care attorneys and Financial Planners in assisting their clients in a complete life plan and also assists many families in qualifying for Medicaid services. Bill resides in Thurmont, Maryland and is currently one of four commissioners in the town of Thurmont. Bill has four children and twelve grandchildren.


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Julie Condrasky

Controller

Julie Condrasky is the Controller for Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A. She is a graduate of Frostburg State University, and earned her CPA certificate in 1985. After a seventeen-year career in public accounting with Sarfino & Rhoades (Rockville, MD), she spent several years as Director of Finance with a medical staffing firm. While with the staffing firm, Julie led management as they successfully sold the staffing company to a public company, Medical Staffing Network, Inc.. Soon after being acquired, Julie found a new home for herself with Stauffer Funeral Homes, where she has been the controller since August 2009. Julie lives in Mt. Airy, Maryland with her husband, son, and King Charles Cavalier, Jesse. She enjoys exercising, cooking, and spending time with family, which includes supporting her son's travel baseball team whenever she can.


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Raymond Peterson

Funeral Director

Raymond Peterson has been a Licensed Funeral Director and embalmer since 1977. He attended Holy Rosary Grade School and Mount Saint Joseph High School, and majored in Mortuary Science at Catonsville Community College. Raymond is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Brute 1860, Seton Chapter of Grand Knights, Fourth Degree Knights, and Bishop McNamara #384 Assembly. He has a wife, Martha Peterson and four children, Justin, Christopher, Mary, and Helen.


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Camille Cline

Funeral Director

For over nineteen years, Camille has worked for Stauffer Funeral Home as Prearrangement Counselor, Funeral Director, and Monument Director. She has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1969 and a Licensed Insurance Agent since 1995. She is a Graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, Indiana. Camille is an active Member of several organizations, including Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, Frederick County (MD) Historical Society, Thurmont (MD) Historical Society, Adams County (PA) Historical Society, and Gettysburg (PA) Civil War Round Table. She is the President and Founder of Living History Group “Civilians of Gettysburg 1861-1865,” and Past President of Southern Maryland Funeral Directors Association. She lives in Fairfield, Pennsylvania with her husband, Robert E. Cline, who is also a Funeral Director.


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D.J. Fenton

Funeral Director

D.J. has been a Funeral Director for Stauffer Funeral Homes since 1999. After graduating from South Carroll High School 1977, he then majored in Mortuary Science at Catonsville Community College in 1979. He received his funeral director's license in 1980, his life insurance license in 1996 to specialize in pre-need arrangements and became a Certified Crematory Operator in 2012. D.J. is a member of Greater Mt. Airy Chamber of Commerce, Tri-County Funeral Directors Association and former-member of Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company, and Damascus Volunteer Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT. In his spare time he is an avid golfer and a ten pin league bowler with one 300 game to his credit. DJ and his wife Linda, a 25+ year fixture at Jimmie Cone, live in Mt. Airy.


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Roger W. Miller

Funeral Director

Roger is a Licensed Funeral Director for Stauffer Funeral Homes, and has been in the funeral profession for twenty-three years. He is a graduate of Catonsville Community College and is involved with Thurmont Little League. Roger has a wife, Tonyia and a son, Daniel.


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Ashley E. Myers

Funeral Director

Ashley E. Myers is a licensed Funeral Director for Stauffer Funeral Home. She is a 2009 graduate of CCBC with a degree in Mortuary Science and a 2005 graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, her special education certification and a minor in music. She is a lifelong member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hagerstown, MD where she enjoys singing in the choir. When not working Ashley enjoys performing on the stage at the Washington County Playhouse, traveling, working out and spending time with her family and friends.


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Jacqui Kreh

Funeral Director

Jacqui Kreh, a lifelong resident of Frederick County, is pleased to return to Stauffer Funeral Homes. Jacqui received her Master's Degree in Thanatology (the study of death, dying and bereavement) from Hood College in 2010, and has been a Maryland licensed funeral director/mortician for more than 13 years. She also is currently an adjunct faculty member at Hood College and teaches in the Psychology Department. Jacqui is an active volunteer with the Frederick County 4-H program and the Great Frederick Fair. She is a member of Brook Hill United Methodist Church and serves as a county council representative for the Middletown Middle School PTSA. She is looking forward to continue serving families in Frederick County with all of their funeral needs. Jacqui and her husband, Richard, have five children and they live in Middletown. In her spare time, she enjoys local theatre and spending time with her family.


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Colleen Gillen

Extended Services Coordinator

Colleen Gillen works as the Extended Services Coordinator for Stauffer Funeral Home. She has been in the funeral profession for thirteen years. She was a Dean’s List student at Indiana University and received an Associates Degree in Business. She later attended Midland College and became a Licensed Funeral Director in South Carolina. Colleen is a resident of Thurmont, Maryland and is a member of the Thurmont Lions Club. Colleen has one daughter and two granddaughters.


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Jim Dooley

Funeral Director

Jim Dooley has joined the Stauffer Funeral Home staff as an arranger. For the past 32 years he has been licensed, working 27 of those years in Maryland.

He came from a family owned and operated funeral home in New Jersey. He graduated from American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York City in 1982. In 1986, Jim moved to Olney, Maryland and worked as a funeral director in the Washington Metropolitan area prior to joining the Stauffer family.

Jim is a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olney, likes working out, walking the family dogs, vacationing at the Jersey Shore and attempts playing golf in his free time. 

Jim and his wife, Kay, have been married nearly 33 years with two children.  Their son, Sean, daughter-in-law, Kellye and grandson, Jack live in Ellicott City.  Kelly, their daughter, lives in Washington, D.C.   


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Kelly Zimmerman

Funeral Director, CFSP

Kelly Zimmerman, CFSP, having received her Mortuary Science degree from CCBC in 1993, is a staff funeral director with Stauffer Funeral Home.  She is a licensed Pennsylvania Funeral Director and holds her Maryland Insurance License.

Kelly is a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association, Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practitioners and past President of the Maryland State Funeral Suppliers Association.

Having sung on the choir and served on the Staff Parish Relations Committee, she is a 4th generation member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown and attends Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

She is a member and past treasurer of the PTA at Boonsboro Elementary where her two daughters attend.

Kelly, her husband, two daughters, dog, cat, guinea pigs and fish have lived in the Boonsboro community since 2001.  She enjoys being a dance mom, entertaining family and friends and relaxing with a good book.


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Raven

Grief Therapy Specialist

Raven, joined us just weeks ago after extensive therapy training. Her job? Providing comfort to those experiencing the loss of a loved one.

Raven’s gentle, loving and affectionate nature gives comfort and companionship to our visitors. Her presence is calming and reassuring in one of life’s most difficult times. Whether she’s by the side of a family making arrangements or sitting with a group of children at a funeral service, she’s happiest when she’s helping. After a long day, you can expect to find her napping and waiting for the next visitor who needs a little extra comfort.


"My family cannot thank you enough for all of your compassion and care during this difficult time. My grandmother was very dear to all of us and I cannot express enough gratitude for the respect and dignity you have shown us."

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"I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the services for my wife. The entire staff did an outstanding job, and I received numerous compliments about how nice the service was."

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