Celebrating Life & Honoring Memory

Respectfully serving families for four generations

Celebrating Life & Honoring Memory

Respectfully serving families for four generations


Philomena F. Sanchez
September 19, 2020

Robert J. Whitaker
September 18, 2020

Donna L. Lauria
September 17, 2020

John C. McGuire
September 16, 2020

Shirley E. Vinson
September 8, 2020


We provide the highest quality care at an affordable price


We'll guide you through our trusted cremation options that can be personalized to celebrate a life lived.


Burial as your final disposition allows you to have a final resting place with options to have a personal celebration.


Planning ahead provides you peace of mind that you and your loved ones know your personal wishes.

Price a Funeral

What differentiates us from other burial, cremation and funeral providers is the fact that we do not charge a non-declinable fee to those who call on us. We are always available at no additional charge to respond to the initial request for service, examine financial settlement options, and coordinate on behalf with those providing other services. Click a location below to get started!

Events & Blog

Read our educational blog posts, and learn about upcoming events!

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Endings-Mindful Monday

As we end our Mindful Monday Series, I want to reflect on the reason we began. In March, our world was changed. We faced fear, …

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How to support someone who is grieving- Mindful Monday

Over the past few weeks, we have discussed how individuals can remain present with themselves, recognize their thoughts and feelings, and process those feelings without …

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5 Meditation Apps for Grief – Mindful Monday

Grief and the rollercoaster of the accompanying feelings can be frightening to welcome in to your world. It is natural to want to ignore or …

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Our Story

Family-owned for four generations

The Gardner Funeral Home was established in 1932 by Edward C. Gardner, grandfather of Wendy L. Gardner. The second generation began with Edward C. Gardner, Jr. in 1957 when he graduated from Eckels School of Mortuary College. Edward, Jr. took over ownership in 1978. That same year, David H. Gardner joined the funeral home finishing high school. David graduated from mortuary school in 1982, and worked in the business with his father and grandfather until his death on September 1, 1983.

In January of 1984, Wendy L. Gardner became the second third generation family member to enter the funeral business when she started the Funeral Service Certificate Program at Mercer County Community College. After the sudden death of Edward C. Gardner, Jr. in October of 1992, Wendy and her husband, Jim, took over the operations of the Gardner Funeral Home. Since then, they have continued the values and traditions set forth by Wendy’s grandfather and strive to offer the highest quality care for all families.

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