Owner/ Licensee in charge
Dean is a graduate of Bruce High School, Frostburg State College and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He was born in Luke, Maryland, the youngest of nine children.
In October, 1989, he purchased the Markwood Funeral Home and returned to his hometown area and resides in Keyser where three of his siblings live. Dean brings 35+ years of experience in the funeral industry after working in Piedmont, Cumberland, Rockville, Riverdale and Waldorf.
He is a member of Church of the Assumption, Past president and member of Keyser Rotary, Fountain Ruritan, Knights of Columbus, Keyser Moose, VFW Post 6775 Queen's Point Men's Auxiliary, West Virginia Funeral Directors Association and Maryland Funeral Directors Association. Dean is licensed in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia.
Bob Schadler was born in Keyser and a long time resident. He graduated from Keyser High School, Potomac State College, West Virginia University and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he was an honor graduate.
He has been a licensed director with the Markwood Funeral Home since his graduation from Pittsburgh. He has served as Delegate in the West Virginia Legislature and is a retired school bus operator. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as choir director, Keyser Kiwanis, 4-H Leader Association, Woodmen of the World, West Virginia School Service Personnel, Tri-State Funeral Directors Association, West Virginia Farm Bureau, Apple Alley Players Community Theater, Mineral County Republican Executive Committee, and Honorary member Keyser Volunteer Fire Department.
Bob is married to Sandra Kay Hartman and they are the parents of two adult children, Geoffrey and Michelle.
Jean Burton is our Officer Manager and sister of Dean. She graduated from Bruce High School and Catherman’s Business School and studied Computer Science at Potomac State College. Jean has many years experience in office management.
She also works closely with the family to personalize the services.
Jean is a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, Treasurer of National Daughters of American Revolution Fort Ashby Chapter, Order of Eastern Star Alkire Chapter #10, Loyal Order of Moose #662 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post #6675, Queen's Point, Disabled Veterans Auxiliary, and Red Hat Ladies.
She and her husband Harry reside in Keyser and are the parents of one son, Ross Burton, wife Kristin and a grandson Alex, who live in Annapolis, MD.
Harry is a graduate of Shepherd University and U.S. Army Veteran of Korean Conflict. He owned Burton Laboratory in Keyser, an anatlytical coal, water and soil lab., for 20 years. After closing his business, he worked for 10 years at Allegany College in the Microbiology Lab.
He is a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he has served as treasurer, Chairman of United Methodist Men and several committees in the church, Chaplain of Boyce House Post #41, American Legion, Queens Point VFW Post #6775, Disabled American Veterans, Kelly Mansfield American Legion Post #52, Davis Lodge #51 AF & AM, Loyal Order of Moose #662 and Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Department and volunteers with The Helping Hands.
Harry resides in Keyser with his wife Jean.
Don is a native of Keyser, a graduate of Keyser High School and a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.
He and his wife Sandy (Hedrick) Sanders are active members of Calvary United Methodist Church where they serve on several committees and is a volunteer with The Helping Hands.
A talented craftsman, Don owns and operates Don's Woodcraft Shop from his home in Keyser.
Sherry is our home custodian and works closely with all services.
She is married, lives in Keyser and a mother of 2 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren