Quiram Funeral Home under new ownership
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[SEPT. 8, 2006]
ATLANTA -- On Sept. 1, Don Peasley, funeral
director and owner of Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln, became the
new owner and funeral director of Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta.
Quiram Funeral Home will now operate as Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home
in recognition of the long-standing service provided by the Quiram
family to Atlanta and its surrounding communities. In operation
since 1940, Quiram Funeral Home was opened under the direction of
Gordon Quiram and has been under the direction of Gordon's son, John
Quiram, since 1976.
"John Quiram has been a great friend and mentor for me," Peasley
said. "I am truly honored that he chose me to carry on [what] his
family worked so hard to build."
It was at Quiram Funeral Home that Peasley, originally from
Atlanta, began his career in the funeral service field, working part
time at visitations and funerals, beginning in June 1985.
"I look forward to bringing to clients of Quiram-Peasley Funeral
Home the same level of service and personalization I am pleased to
offer in Lincoln," Peasley added. "The funeral industry is
constantly changing -- offering opportunities for memorial services
to truly reflect the life a person lived -- through personalization
that requires the flexibility and attention to detail I take pride
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With the purchase of Quiram Funeral Home, Peasley welcomes to his
staff a pre-arrangement counselor and office manager: his sister,
Krystal Peasley Salvator.
A 1992 graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service in
Jeffersonville, Ind., Peasley completed his funeral director
apprenticeship in Quincy to become a licensed funeral director in
May 1993. In the years that followed, he has worked at various
funeral homes around central Illinois. In July 2002 he purchased the
former Kerrigan Funeral Home in Lincoln, now operating as Peasley
Funeral Home Inc.