When my husband passed away it was a very emotional time. My family and I came to the funeral home and we were accepted with open arms. Much had to be done and accomplished. Good memories during such a difficult time, and that means a lot to our family.
Stan Stobierski — Owner and President
Stan graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in NY. He holds a New York funeral director license, an Arizona funeral director license as well as an Arizona Life Producer Insurance Agent license and Arizona Cremationist license. Stan is past president of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association and served on the first Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two daughters, Tara and Sherri, who are both involved in the family business.
Clent Walker — Manager
A native of Georgia, Clent graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. He also holds an Arizona Funeral Directors and Embalmers License, Arizona Life Producer Agent License and an Arizona Cremationist License. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Arizona Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Association. He also holds both a Georgia Funeral Director and Embalmer License. Clent and his wife, Pamela, and their son Joshua live in Spring Valley, Arizona.
Kathie Reis — Advance-Planning and Family Care
Kathie, a former Hospice Volunteer, is currently active in the Prescott and Prescott Valley Chambers of Commerce, and is a member of the Prescott Power Partners and Prescott Spotlight Networking Organizations. Her personal ministry and passion is to educate all families and serve them during pre-planning stages. Her knowledge of mortuary and cemetery completes her understanding of all aspects of making arrangements. She is available to visit with you in the comfort of your own home or the office.
Charlene Weaver — Office Manager
Charlene has been a resident of the Prescott area for over 27 years. She is an active member of the Prescott Frontier Days.
Richard Prince — Funeral Home Assistant
Richard graduated from Yavapai College with a degree in Cartography and Land Surveying. He is a native of Coupeville, and is a member of the American Legion and VFW. Richard and his wife have two children and one granddaughter.
Tara L. Kimzey — General Manager
A third generation Funeral Director, Tara joined the family business as a “Licensed” Funeral Director upon graduation from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. She also holds an Arizona Insurance License to fulfill pre-arranged funeral plans. Tara is Past-President of the Arizona Funeral Director’s Association and an active member of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Sherri Deck — Office Manager and Administrator
Sherri joined the family business serving as Office Manager and Administrator for the Heritage Funeral Chapel located in Peoria where she currently resides.
Karen Davis — Administrative Assistant
Karen graduated from Brooks College in Long Beach, CA with a degree in Fashion Merchandising before making the transition into the Funeral Service industry. She currently resides in Laveen with her husband, Marcus, and their son.
Deane A. Senn — Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Deane graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Ohio. He holds his funeral directors license in both Arizona and Ohio, as well as an insurance license in both states. Deane is a member of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He currently resides in Litchfield, where in his free time, he enjoys golfing.
Annie Kemper — Administrative Assistant
Originally from Pittsburg, PA, Annie currently resides in Surprise. She has over 17 years of administrative experience. She is an active member of the Church of Christ. Annie and her husband, John, have two children and three grandchildren. In her free time, Annie volunteers with Hospice. She enjoys catering and decorating wedding cakes.
Justin Strippelman — Cremationist
Justin began his career with Heritage as a grounds keeper until receiving his Cremationist License in 2011. He is the primary cremationist for all of the Heritage locations in the Valley, as well as Casa Grande, Florence, and Coolidge. Justin and his girlfriend, Sandy, currently reside in Waddell.
Jan Radzieta — Funeral Director Assistant
A native from Poland, Jan currently resides in Buckeye. He is an active member of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
Patricia Rodriguez — Associate Broker, Family Care and Pre-Arrangement Specialist
Patricia has been a member of the Heritage family since 2008. She is actively involved in her Neighborhood Watch program and attends St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Patricia and her husband have 5 children as well as 5 grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending her free time with.
William "Bill" C. Gabriel — Funeral Director
Bill graduated from Cypress College, School of Mortuary Science. Not only is he a licensed funeral director in Arizona, but a licensed Cremationist. Bill also has his Funeral Director and Embalmer license in California and Washington. He currently resides in Surprise.
Eddie Ortega — Funeral Assistant and Arrangement Counselor
Eddie is a native of Florence. He received his degree in Mortuary Science in 1994. Active in the community, Eddie is a member of the Florence Rotary Club, Florence and Coolidge Chamber of Commerce and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Florence where he is a Eucharistic Minister. He and his wife have two children. In his free time, Eddie enjoys camping, hunting, golfing and fishing.
Hersh Eaton — Broker
Hersh serves as a valuable asset to the Heritage family. With seven years experience as a licensed sales associate of the Arizona Real Estate arena, he worked with two Prescott area brokers before joining the Heritage family. Hersh and his wife, Louise, “retired” to the beautiful Prescott Quad-Cities back in 2001.
Erik Cache — Cemetery Grounds Superintendent
Erik is a native of Taft, CA. He graduated from Florence High School and has been a member of the Heritage family for over five years. Erik has one daughter and enjoys fishing and hiking.
Maureen Schirmer —
Maureen Schirmer grew up in Peoria and moved to the city of Maricopa with her husband. She studied Psychology at Arizona State University and upon completing her degree she enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at Mesa Community College. In her free time Maureen enjoys camping, reading and spending time with her several adopted aminals. Maureen hold an Arizona Cemetery License and an Arizona Cremationist License.
Susan Sumpter —
Susan was born in Fresno, California and raised in Indiana. She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 48 years and together they have a son, daughter and 6 grandchildren. Susan has been an office manager for a variety of corporate businesses in Indianapolis. Upon moving to Casa Grande in 2005, she came to work for Simes Mortuary. She has returned to what she finds most rewarding, which is helping people in their time of need.
Paul Mallar — Licensed Funeral Director
Paul was born in Maine and raised in New Hampshire. He received an Associates Degree in Business from Plattsburgh, NY and later received his Mortuary Science Degree in Canton,NY.
Paul is a Licensed Funeral Director in NY, NH, Maine and Arizona. He has been active with both Elks Club and the Kiwanis Club. He is active in health and fitness, running, and maintaining a healthy diet for most of his life.