When Glenn Taylor's great grandfather started the undertaking department of the Owensboro Livery Service in 1903, he could not know his humble beginning would one day become Daviess County's leading funeral service family. It's a home town family history-four generations dedicated to providing exceptional service. Taylor's Grandfather, Delbert J. Glenn, later joined with his father-in-law and together the two men earned a reputation for unequaled service, with Delbert J. Glenn acquiring full ownership in 1925.

Glenn Funeral Home became the pioneer of many 'firsts' in Kentucky funeral service. In 1925, Glenn's was Owensboro's first full-facility funeral 'home' as we know them today, and shortly thereafter, Mrs. Delbert J. Glenn became one of the first two female funeral directors in Owensboro. In 1956, Glenn's opened the very first lounge and refreshment room in a Kentucky funeral home-unheard of then, but common today-as nearly every funeral home picked up the idea.

Becoming the first 'combination' service organization in the state, the family-then Ira Taylor, Jr. and Lucy Glenn Taylor, who remains company chairman-acquired Owensboro Memorial Gardens cemetery in 1965 and that year built the first community mausoleum in Western Kentucky.

Glenn P. Taylor, fourth generation funeral director and president, directs the growth and development of Glenn Family Services. In 1982, the first crematory facility west of Louisville was opened. Meanwhile, the funeral home at Fourth and Allen streets was continually improved until 1989, when today's Glenn Funeral Home opened at Old Hartford Road and Breckenridge. The all-new facility included many firsts for the convenience of Daviess County families, most notably the first formal service chapel in any Owensboro funeral home.



Throughout the years and through all the changes, providing exceptional service to Daviess County families has remained the highest priority. The reputation of Glenn's for offering a wide variety of service options at affordable prices is well known. Glenn's has also led the way in funeral service pre-planning. Owensboro PreArrangement Center offers one of the widest ranges of funeral funding plans of any funeral home in Kentucky.

Glenn... A fine, long history is only as good as what it means in service to families today. Glenn Family Services is Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum and Owensboro PreArrangement Center. No other independent funeral service organization can match the variety, the professionalism, the cooperation and flexibility of Glenn Family Services. Built on a 97-year-old family tradition of old-fashioned hospitality, a true sense of warmth and careful attention to detail, this kind of leadership and service is what you've come to expect from hometown friends you can rely on.






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