Vernon Stackhouse

Vernon Stackhouse

Owner/Funeral Director

Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services are co-owned by Vernon Stackhouse and David Moore. Vern has been working in this area for over twenty-six years and has been a part owner of Stackhouse-Moore since 1981. 

Vern was born in Geneseo and grew up in Cambridge. He is a 1965 graduate of Cambridge High School and during his youth, he helped his father, Earl Stackhouse, at the family funeral home in Cambridge. Vern went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale after high school and majored in Mortuary Science. After graduation, he continued his college education in the Business School at Illinois State University. He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1969 and graduated from ISU in 1970 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. 

After working in the Chicago area, Vern moved to Springfield and worked for Federated Funeral Directors of America as a management analyst. Federated is an accounting and consulting firm with over 1500 funeral home accounts nationwide. During his tenure in Springfield, Vern earn a Masters of Business Administration degree from Sangamon State University, which is now the University of Illinois at Springfield. In July of 1978 he moved back to Cambridge to work with his father. Since that time, the firm expanded its offering of funeral prearrangement options, and Vern became a licensed life insurance producer in 1987 so the business could offer preneed insurance to area families. 

Vern and his wife, Sue, reside in Cambridge, and Sue is also employed by Stackhouse-Moore as a Certified Preplanning Consultant and aftercare counselor. Vern has been actively involved in several organizations over the years, including the Illowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Easter Seal Society, and the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce. He served for five and a half years as Sunday School Superintendent of the Cambridge United Methodist Church and is a member and past president of the Cambridge Rotary Club. He is also a member of the Valley View Country Club in Cambridge. Vern is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and is past president of District 3A. He recently served on the Illinois Funeral Directors Association 2004 State Convention Committee. 

Vern has assisted many families through some very difficult times for the last twenty-six years. He is concerned that each family that he and his associates serve receives the very best care possible. Vern plans to continue to help families in this area for many years to come. 

Cell: (309) 945-3870

Telephone: 1-309-945-3870

Email: vstackhouse47@gmail.com


David Moore

David Moore

Owner/Funeral Director

David Moore is a co-owner of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services with Vernon Stackhouse and has been a licensed funeral director for 30 years in 2013. 

David is a 1980 graduate of Western High School in Buda. He and his parents lived in the funeral home in Sheffield when he was in school. After high school, he went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and received his Associate Degree in Mortuary Science in 1982. David continued his education in the School of Business at Southern, and also served his apprenticeship for his mortuary license. He was interested in working in Geneseo and was able to finish his training with Bill Myers and Joe Wright in the summer of 1983. David became a licensed funeral director and embalmer after that summer. 

He continued his relationship with Myers-Wright Funeral Service by working for them the next summer. When he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in May of 1985, he became a full time employee in Geneseo. When Bill Myers and Joe Wright decided to retire at the end of 1985 and sold out to Vern Stackhouse and Gene Moore, David began working for his family’s business. Since that time he has become a Henry County Deputy Coroner, received his Iowa Funeral Directors license, and is licensed as an Illinois Life Insurance Producer. He became a partner in Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services in January of 2000 when his father, Gene Moore, retired. 

David and his wife Ellen reside in Geneseo. Ellen is employed at Geneseo Communications. They have two children, Adam and Kasey. Adam and his wife Amber live in Plainfield, IL and Kasey is spending her second year as an intern for CRU inner city ministries now in Detroit, Michigan. 

David was very active in the Geneseo Jaycees when he first came to town, serving as president in 1988. He is currently a member of the Geneseo Kiwanis Club where he has served as president in 2011-2012, and Geneseo Chamber of Commerce. David is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, the Iowa Funeral Directors Association and is past president and past treasurer of District 3A of the Illinois Funeral Directors. 

The Moore family belongs to the First United Methodist Church in Geneseo. David is serving as Chairperson of the Staff Parish Relation Committee as well as pastor prayer partner, on the host team, and actively participates in many church functions. 

David is available to serve families in Henry and Bureau Counties and the surrounding areas at any time. He has helped many people in the area deal with the loss of their loved ones for the past thirty years and is looking forward to serving families with care and compassion for many years to come. 

Cell: (309) 945-3868

Telephone: 1-309-944-4648

Email: dave@stackhousemoore.com


Susan Stackhouse

Susan Stackhouse

Certified Preplanning/Aftercare Consultant

Sue Stackhouse, wife of co-owner Vern Stackhouse works for Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services as a full time prearrangement counselor. She received her insurance license in September of 2000 and began working part-time for our family business in 2001. Many prearrangement counselors just learn by experience, but Sue heard about an advanced certification available through the National Funeral Directors Association for those who wish to excel in this field. 
The "Certified Preplanning Consultant" designation is an advanced training program for people in the preplanning field who want to become uniquely qualified to help families plan appropriate and sensitive services, while also dealing with critical ethical, contractual, funding, and consumer service and protection issues. Sue completed this training course in October 2003 and received word of her successful completion of the final examination in November. 
As the manager of the program stated, " The CPC designation means that families who are planning funeral services in advance are receiving the highest quality of funeral service possible." We are very pleased that Sue took the initiative to complete this advanced training to better serve families in our area. 
Here is some background information about Sue so you can get to know her a little better. She grew up south of Cambridge on the farm of her step-father, Albert Ehnle. She graduated from Cambridge High School and attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, receiving a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science. For the next 12 years, Sue was employed as a Resource Conservationist by the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District. While there, she enjoyed working throughout Henry County with many farmers and agri-business people. 
In 1995, Roger Coleman, owner of WGEN radio in Geneseo, approached her about working for him as the manager of a new radio station he was creating in Galva. Sue accepted the position and enjoyed working in the fast paced world of radio for four and a half years. When the station was sold, the new owner wanted to pursue a different direction which gave Sue the chance to lay the groundwork to assist with our family funeral business. 
Sue started with us as a part-time prearrangement counselor and aftercare consultant while also working at another job. She soon found that meeting with families at their convenience presented scheduling difficulties and decided to work for us full time. The need to meet with families on weekends, nights and holidays requires great flexibility. We are very pleased that she can now fill these needs, and we know that the families she works with for funeral prearrangement as well as funeral service follow up, appreciate her willingness to accommodate their tight schedules. 
Sue has now joined a premier group of preplanning consultants who have earned national CPC certification that exemplifies the highest professional standards and excellence in service to families. We are proud to have her as part of our staff of funeral service professionals.

Telephone: 1-309-937-3395

Email: sustackhouse@gmail.com


Gene Moore

Gene Moore

Retired

Gene Moore retired as owner of Stackhouse-Moore in Dec. 1999. He occasionally will help out when needed or requested, but spends most of his time in retirement playing golf, traveling and enjoying the grandchildren.


Eldred Shaw

Funeral Director's Assistant

Eldred has been helping around the funeral home in Annawan for many years. He assists in serving the families of Annawan and surrounding areas with compassion and care.


Christine Seeley

Christine Seeley

Office Assistant

Christine lives in Geneseo with her husband Shane and children, Josh, Justin and Jordan. Originally from Pennsylvania Christine has lived in Geneseo since 1999. Most of her spare time is spent watching her boys in soccer. 

Christine has worked in the office at Stackhouse-Moore since 2007.

Telephone: 1-309-944-4648

Email: info@stackhousemoore.com


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