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Brian is a lifelong resident of Ashland, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Boyd County High School and Mid-America College of Funeral Service where he served as Tyler of the Pi Sigma Eta Fraternity Lambda-Kappa Chapter and has been with Steen Funeral Homes since 1996 . Brian is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 350, the Ashland Morning Kiwanis Club where he served as president and currently serves on the Board, he also served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross North East Kentucky Chapter. Brian chairs the Veterans Appreciation Luncheon each year during the Veterans Day celebrations.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Rusty joined the staff of Steen Funeral Homes in 2005. He is a 1982 graduate of Russell High School and a 1996 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service and has worked in the funeral industry since 1980. He is the husband of Marsha Gerahart Vanhoose and father to Samantha Vanhoose and Kevin Vanhoose.
Pat has been a licensed funeral director since 2002. Pat is Past President of the Ashland Lions Club and formerly a King's Daughters Medical Center Volunteer and Community Hospice Board Member. She currently serves on the Dining with the Past Committee, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Auxiliary, PWA and is an Ashland City Commissioner. Pat is a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Pat has three sons, Jason Gullett and Will and Zack Steen.
Mary has been a Licensed Funeral director since 1986. She is a member of the Cannonsburg Trinity United Methodist Church where she serves as Trustee, Ponderosa Homemakers Club, a Charter Member of the Greenhill Eastern Star #567 and a graduate of Boyd County High School. She is married to Ray VanHoose and has three children, Phyllis (Roger) Stevens, Terri (Chris) Hensley and Mark VanHoose. She has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Apprentice Funeral Director
Mike is a lifelong resident of Boyd County. He joined the staff of Steen Funeral Homes in 2011. He is the current Pastor of Bear Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church where he has served since 1993, and is on the Pastor Care Team at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was a 1983 graduate of Paul Blazer High School and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.
He married his wife Cheryl Renea Craig Moore in 1989. Together they have four children, Hannah Moore Jenkins, Micah Moore Roberts, Lydia and Caleb Moore. He has two grandchildren, Jaelyn Jenkins and Coen Jenkins.
Mike views his time with Steen Funeral Homes as an extension of his ministry.
Art has been with Steen Funeral Homes since 1999. He is a graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and attends the First Church of God, Ashland. Art is a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and National Home and Garden and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ashland Shelter of Hope. He is married to Linda Handloser and has one son, Nathaniel.
Ray has been an ambassador with Steen Funeral Homes since 2004. He retired from the Ashland Public Schools in 1987 following 40 years of service as teacher and administrator. He is a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. Ray served for twelve years as tour director for a local touring company. He has served as a volunteer with King's Daughters Medical Center since 1998 and is a long time member of South Ashland United Methodist Church, Gideons International, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and Ashland-Boyd County Retired Teachers Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Clay McCann, in 1984. He has one daughter, Arland (Greg) White, a grandson, Evan (Lisa Mueller) White, and a great-grandson, Knox Oliver White.
Acy has been an ambassador for Steen Funeral Homes since February 2015.
He is a graduate of Ashland High School. He and his wife Joyce (Van Horn) have been married for 53 years. They have two sons, Greg (Michelle) Gibson and Barry (Darlene) Gibson, and five grandchildren.
Acy has been in the ministry for 51 years and has pastored in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. He enjoys the ministry and spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.
Managing Partner 1944 - 2017
William J. "Bill" Fields, 73, of Ashland, died peacefully Saturday morning, Dec. 2, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center.
He was born April 14, 1944, in Perry County, a son of the late Raymond A. Fields Sr., and Arbutus Farler Fields.
Bill was former co-owner and operator of Steen Funeral Homes. He was a 1964 graduate of Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and devoted over 50 years of service to the Ashland Community. He was a member of Ashland Elks Lodge 350 B.P.O.E. and Ashland Area Business Boosters. He formerly served on the board of directors for the American Red Cross Boyd County Chapter and Ashland Cemetery.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Pebble Kiser Fields of Ashland; three sons, Brad Fields and wife Julie of Danville, Jason Fields of Morehead and Michael Fields of Louisville; two brothers, Raymond A. Fields Jr. of Husser, La., and Thomas J. Fields of Bulan; three granddaughters, Maddie Fields, Emma Fields and Katelyn Fields of Danville.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with The Reverend Dr. Isaac W. Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Bill has been with the Steen Funeral Homes since 1967. He is a 1964 Graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, is a member of the First Baptist Church and Ashland Area Business Boosters, and formerly served on the Board of directors for the American Red Cross Boyd County Chapter. Bill is married to Pebble Fields and has three sons, Michael, Brad and Jason.
Consulting Funeral Director
Marshall is a lifelong resident, third generation funeral director and embalmer and a graduate of Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Class of 1974. His involvements include Ashland Rotary Club, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is currently serving as the Boyd County Magistrate, sits on the Board of Directors of Friends of Ashland Cemetery and Board of Directors of the Ashland Alliance, and is a member of the Poage Masonic Lodge #325 F.&A.M. and the Ashland Commandry of the Knights Templar, as well as the BPO Elks Lodge #350. He is President of Steen Cannon and Ordinance Works, a company that reproduces artillery for the National Park Service. Marshall is co-founder and committee chair for Dining with the Past. He is member of First United Methodist Church, where he has served on various boards, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of Ashland Cemetery. Marshall has three sons, Will and Zack Steen and Jason Gullett.
Ed is a 1968 graduate of Boyd County High School. He retired after many years of service from Kentucky Power Company and the Boyd County Board of Education.
Brother Ed is the pastor of Second Baptist Church on Williams Avenue in Ashland.
He is married to Markita Hagan Caudill and has two children, Andy and Sara.
Pastor Caudill is a valued member of the Steen Funeral Homes and makes himself available to all families in need.
Harold R. Riffe is an ambassador for Steen Funeral Homes and has been employed by us for several years. Harold is a retired career service man and served in the United States Army for 34 years. He attends Cannonsburg First Baptist Church and regularly visits Veterans at the Virginia Hospital in Huntington. He enjoys time with his family and loves to fish. He has been married to Ann Grimes for 42 years, and they have two children, Chris and Stacie, and four grandchildren.
Rebecca is a lifelong resident of the Ashland and Flatwoods area. She has been employed with Steen Funeral Homes since 2010. Rebecca graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School in 1967 and retired from Ashland Oil Inc. as Executive Meetings Coordinator following 23 years of service. She is a member of Bridges Christian Church. Rebecca is married to Greg Caniff. They have three children, Steve, Kim and Terri, and eight grandchildren.
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