History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Today our family remains dedicated to honoring your loved ones with care and understanding.  Dedicated to the core values of integrity, respect, loyal relationships and excellence in service, we apply these values to our interactions with your family and our co-workers to provide the finest funeral and cremation options for families like yours every day since 1966.

Our Valued Staff

  • Keith  Stumpff

    Keith Stumpff Funeral Director

    Keith Stumpff started his career dream as a young 8 year old boy. He met a funeral director when his father died that made such an impact that it was the inspiration for the family business. Born and raised in Missouri, Keith moved to Bartlesville to attend Oklahoma Christian College. He continued his education and Graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science.
    Keith is a veteran of the US Army where he served during the Vietnam War era as a Memorial Activities Specialist. After his service he returned to Bartlesville and established the Stumpff Funeral Home in 1966.
    Keith has been a long standing member of the Woodland Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge, Akdar Shrine and the Oklahoma and National Funeral Directors Association.
    He met and married Doris Harrison in 1958. They had two children Kim and David, and two Granddaughters that he hopes will be the third generation and legacy of his business. Keith was widowed after an untimely death of his wife, Doris, in 2002.
    Today, Keith currently lives in Tulsa with his wife, Ruth and still plays an active role in the business.

  • Scott Guynan Holz

    Scott Guynan Holz General Manager- [email protected]

    Scott Guynan Holz became the General Manager in November of 2015. He was born and raised on a farm/ranch in rural Nebraska and moved to Tulsa in 1992 where he managed funeral homes. He attended Mid Plains Community College, North Platte, NE as a Pre-Mortuary Science degree and graduated February of 1992 from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He has two daughters; Sarah who lives in Ft. Collin, CO and Savannah who lives in Tulsa. He also has a loving dog named Hank.

  • Gordon Edward House

    Gordon Edward House Funeral Director- [email protected]

    Gorgon Edward (ED) House has been working at Stumpff funeral home since the year 1969. He is currently a funeral director. His hometown is Bartlesville. He attended college at both, Bartlesville Wesleyan and the University of Central Oklahoma. He is married to his lovely wife Paula. They have four kids; Amber Beffer, Nick Beffer, Jodi Beffer, and Joe Beffer. He also has four grandchildren; Hudson, Sam, Abigail, and Cooper. He was a former member of the Bartlesville Ambulance Commission, the Bartlesville Jaylees, and Bartlesville Sertoma club and is now in Noon Rotary Club. He is was a member of the Bartlesville Police Reserve from 1977 to 2011 and served as a member of Bartlesville Police Department Special Operations Team. Furthering his extensive list of clubs, he is apart of the Hillcrest Country Club. Ed also attends Bartlesville Southern Baptist Church. Some of Ed’s favorite things to do is to travel and play golf.

  • Steve  Walker

    Steve Walker Funeral [email protected]

    Steve was born and raised in Columbus, Nebraska. Graduated from Columbus High School in 1988. Steve attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas in February of 1992 with a degree in mortuary science. He then moved to Eufaula, Oklahoma and went to work for a Funeral Home there and after several years he went to work for a Funeral Home in Tulsa. Steve moved to Bartlesville in January of 1999 and opened Walker-Brown Funeral Home in April of 1999. Built up the business and sold it in June of 2018.
    Steve was the past president of the Bartlesville Optimist Club and member and past Exalted Ruler for the Bartlesville Elks Lodge. He is also a former trustee and a member of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce.
    Steve has two daughters, Sydney and Sophie. He enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles and spending time with family and friends.

  • Lindsey McClain

    Lindsey McClain Funeral Director- [email protected]

    Lindsey McClain began working for Stumpff Funeral Home in September of 2016. She grew up in Wann, OK and now lives in South Coffeyville. Lindsey attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University where she received her associates degree. In May 2019, Lindsey graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She is married to Jason McClain and they have two daughters; Abbigail and Jemma. She currently attends church at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She loves to play with her daughters, shop, and spend time with family and friends.

  • Shelia  Tucker

    Shelia Tucker Client Services and Accounting Administrator- [email protected]

    Shelia Tucker has been working at Stumpff since November 1st, 1999 as a clerical secretary. She was raised in Oklahoma and graduated from College High School. She attended the Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, the Oklahoma School of Natural Healing, and Tulsa Community College. Shelia serves on the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, Tulsa Area Agency on Aging, and Salvation Army Stocking Shop.

  • June Katherine Olson

    June Katherine Olson Receptionist- [email protected]

    June Katherine Olson has been then receptionist at Stumpff since January of 2017. She was born in raised in Bartlesville. She has two children; David Hewitt and Becky Hawkins. She also has two grandchildren; Alex and Nick Hewitt. June enjoys being outside and golfing or gardening in her spare time.

  • Howard Evans

    Howard Evans Family Services

    Howard Paul Evans has been working at Stumpff since August 14th, 2017. He grew up in Joplin MO and in Bartlesville, but he left in 1970 only to return in 2015. Howard attended the Central Institute of Technology. He is also married to Donna K. Merchant. Howard has four kids; Sterling Evans, Lincoln Evans, Zane Evans and Reagan Tedrow. He has eight grandchildren; Samantha, Ashlyn, Blaze, Lincoln Jr, Sayer, Aubree, Mitchell, and Morgan. When free, Howard enjoys playing golf and collecting coins.

  • Melvin  Nichols

    Melvin Nichols Funeral Assistant

    Melvin Nichols has been working for Stumpff Funeral Home since June 13th, 2018. He grew up in Pittsburg, KS and moved to Bartlesville in 1966. He attended college at Pittsburg State University. During this time, He married Helen Nichols and had four kids; Cindy, Angela, Mark, and Michael. He now has six grandkids. Melvin also helps at the Bartlesville Little League and attends First Wesleyan Church of Christ. In his free time, Melvin enjoys spending time with his three youngest grandkids.

  • Les Watson

    Les Watson Family Service [email protected]

    Les Watson was born in Joplin, MO, raided in Parsons, KS, and moved to Bartlesville in 1974. He married his wife, Teresa Watson and had two daughters, Rebecca and Tessa. Tessa married Dustin Hamilton and they have one kid, Parker. Les serves on the committees Elks and Optimist. He has also been in Insurance sales since the spring of 1980. Some of his hobbies include; listening to music, tinkering with cars/trucks, collecting watches, and junk collecting.

  • Clint  Coker

    Clint Coker Funeral Assistant- [email protected]

    Clint Coker began working at Stumpff in March of 2009 as a Funeral Assistant. He grew up in Tulsa and moved to Oglesby in 1995. He is married to a Tammy Coker and has three kids; Scarlett, Joseph, and Trenton. Clint also goes to FBC Ochelata Church. His interests include; hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.

  • Nakitha  Kistler

    Nakitha Kistler Secretary- [email protected]

    Nakitha E. Kistler began her career as the secretary in February of 2019. She lived grew up in Pawnee, Oklahoma and moved to Dewey in 2018. Kitha married Talon Kistler in 2016 and the couple has three dogs. She is a member of the Mashom Baptist Church. Her hobbies include sports, fishing, hunting, going to car shows and spending time with her extra large family.

  • Charles  McKnight

    Charles McKnight Funeral Assistant- [email protected]

    Charles McKnight is a Funeral Assistant at Stumpff Funeral Home. He was raised in Houston Texas, but moved to Kansas City. He moved from Kansas City to Bartlesville in 1981. Charles attended Kansas City- Central Bible College Extension. He was married to Judy McKnight for 48 years. They had two kids; a daughter named Angela Willis and a son named Stephan. Charles was a in the ministry for 55 years, (1961-2016) and a Pastor for 32 years. He went on missionary trips to Brazil and Africa. Charles even serves on several church related boards and committees and attends Spirit Church in Bartlesville, OK. When free, Charles enjoys reading biographies, autobiographies, True Crime, and True Crime fiction.

  • William  Hewitt

    William Hewitt Funeral Assistant- [email protected]

    William (Bill) Hewitt was born in Nowata, Oklahoma and moved to Bartlesville in 1971. He attended Northeastern State College.
    He served on the Dewey Board of Education for five years.
    Bill has one son, David Hewitt and one daughter, Rebecca Hawkins.
    He enjoys golfing in his free time.
    Bill has been with Stumpff Funeral Home since 2003 and is a part time funeral assistant.

  • Ralph Jackson

    Ralph Jackson Funeral Assistant- [email protected]

    Ralph Jackson has been employed by Stumpff since February 1st, 2015 as a Funeral Assistance. He grew up in Kentucky and moved to Bartlesville in 1995. He went to varies colleges to earn a degree in Design and Engineering. Ralph is married to Margaret and they have two daughters together; Janet and Lisa. Janet has two other kids named Rebekah and Collin. Ralph has three grandkids; Benjamin, Andrea, and Lauren. Ralph works on his church committees and he attends the Church of Christ in Dewey. Ralphs hobbies include, reading and writing.

  • Elaine  Banes

    Elaine Banes Hostess- [email protected]

    Elaine Banes began her career as a greeter at Stumpff in October of 2014. She had lived in Bartlesville all her life. She is happily single with four children and seven grandchildren. She is also a member of the first Wesleyan Church in Bartlesville. Her hobbies include; spending time with her family, swimming, boating, water-skiing, watching sports, and traveling with friends.

  • Suzanne Dobbs

    Suzanne Dobbs [email protected]

    Suzanne grew up in Wann, Oklahoma and moved to Bartlesville in 2009. She is married to Rick Dobbs and she has two daughters, Lindsey McClain and Katy Rivers. She also has three grandchildren, Abbigail, Jude and Jemma.
    Suzanne enjoys gardening and baking.
    Suzanne has been with Stumpff since March of 2017.

  • Michelle Abbott

    Michelle Abbott Family Service Coordinator- [email protected]

    Michelle Abbott has worked for Stumpff since March 6th, 2017. She was raised in Springfield, MO and moved to Nowata in 2006. She is married to Wendell Abbott and they have three children together; Danielle, Dylan, and Brant. Michelle has one grandchild; Annadean. Michele attends the First Church of God in Nowata, OK where her husband in a Pastor. When free, Michelle enjoys water sports, horse back riding, ranching, gardening, and playing with her grandbaby.

  • Jacki Cox

    Jacki Cox Family Services

    Jackie Cox started working at Stumpff August 25th, 2017. She was raised in Oologah and now resides in Nowata. She is married to Bob Cox and they have two kids; Lavone Hicks and Robert Cox. She also has four grandchildren; Ryan, Kyle, Zena, and Andy and five great grandkids. Jackie serves on her church committee at the First Church of God in Nowata. In her spare time Jackie enjoys baking, woodworking, and yard work.