Find a Home Funeral Guide

Directory of Home Funeral Guides

Listed by state, find a Home Funeral Guide to work to empower families and friends to care for their own dead. They serve in many ways: from pointing folks to information, consulting to create a comfortable environment, all the way to being present to guide the family through body care. The NHFA believes that families and friends can and should do as much as they are able, because this is what is most natural and healing. Listed alphabetically by last name.


UNITED STATES | CANADA | UNITED KINGDOM | NEW ZEALAND

ALABAMA
Shelia_ChampionShelia Champion | Hazel Green
The Good Earth, LLC
256-655-2170
shelia@thegoodearthllc.com | thegoodearthllc.com
Craig_WhisenantCraig Whisenant | Huntsville
Hazel Green Funeral Home
256-828-0035
craig@hazelgreenfuneralhome.com | hazelgreenfuneralhome.com
ARKANSAS
Greta PallendorfGreta P. Allendorf | Fayetteville
Natural State Death Care
479-287-7870
gretapallendorf@gmail.com
CALIFORNIA
Akhila Murphy | Western Nevada CountyAkhila Murphy
Full Circle Living and Dying Collective – Home funerals and Compassionate Death and Dying Care
530-432-6929 cell/text 916-397-5443
fullcirclelivingdyingcollective.com
directoryRev. Olivia Rose Bareham | Los Angeles
Sacred Crossings
310-968-2763
olivia@sacredcrossings.com | sacredcrossings.com
Heidi_BoucherHeidi Boucher | Sacramento
In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye
916-601-9134
heidibouch@comcast.net | intheparlordoc.com
Robert S. Drake | Sausalito
Ocean Soul Renewal
415-599-5029
robert@oceansoulrenewal.us | www.oceansoulrenewal.us
Birgitta_KastenbaumBirgitta Kastenbaum | Los Angeles
Bridging Transitions
310-699-7591
birgitta@bridgingtransitions.net | www.bridgingtransitions.net 
Jerrigrace_LyonsJerrigrace Lyons | Sebastopol
Final Passages
707-824-0268
finalpassages@softcom.net | finalpassages.org
Ann-Ellice_ParkerAnn-Ellice Parker | Oakland
Seasons of Change Training and Consulting
510-301-0258
seasons.parker@gmail.com | caringseasons.com
Sally_ShannonSally Shannon | San Francisco
Threshold Coaching and Organizing
415-713-1477
sallyshannon@earthlink.net
sarah_stevensonSarah Stevenson and Kala Radl | San Francisco Bay Area
Earthen Church Ceremonials
808-430-8469
earthenchurch@gmail.com | earthenchurch.com
Christina_VirosteckChristina Virosteck | Long Beach
Amicus Mortis
562-756-4434
christina@amicus-mortis.com | amicus-mortis.com
Version 2Shari Wolf | Los Angeles
Natural Grace Funerals
888-960-8882
shari@naturalgracefunerals.com | naturalgracefunerals.com
COLORADO
Lauren CarrollLauren Carroll | Colorado Springs
Returning Home
719-354-6860
returninghomecs@gmail.com | returninghomecs.com
Susan_CoffeySusan Coffey | Colorado Springs
Going – My Way Deathcare
719-232-4961
going-myway.biz| goingmywaydeathcare@gmail.com
Patricia_EaglePatricia Eagle | Alamosa
Horizons Ceremonies
303-946-5465
horizonsceremonies@gmail.com | horizonceremonies.com
Carrie_LernerCarrie Lerner | Crawford
Bird Song Crossings
970-921-5282
lernercarrie@gmail.com | nfvhomefunerals.com
Erin_MerelliErin Merelli | Evergreen
Voyage of Soul
720-298-0648
voyageofsoul.com  | voyageofsoul@gmail.com
Karen Van vuurenKaren van Vuuren | Boulder
Natural Transitions
303-443-3418
info@naturaltransitions.org | naturaltransitions.org
FLORIDA
Woody_WinfreeWoody Winfree | Jacksonville
Woody Winfree
904-710-9688
woodywinfree.com| woody@woodywinfree.com
ILLINOIS 
Angie_BuchananAngie Buchanan | Deerfield/Chicago
The Death Midwife
224-501-5443
info@deathmidwife.orgdeathmidwife.org
Maureen FlanneryMaureen Tolman Flannery | Chicago
Conscious Transitions
847-864-8146
maureentolmanflannery@gmail.com
INDIANA
Montana Autumn Spencer |Montana Autumn Spencer | Indianapolis
Waking Memories
317-931-9108 | montana@wakingmemories.com
wakingmemories.com | facebook.com/WakingMemories
KANSAS
Sarah_CrewsSarah Crews | Salina
Heart Land Home Funerals
785-404-3214 or 928-308-4292
crews.sarah.j@gmail.com | heartlandhomefunerals@gmail.com
shannon_hodgesShannon Hodges | Lawrence
Home Funeral & Green Burial Consulting
(785) 550-4388
shodgeslbsw@gmail.com

cara_schusterCara Schuster | Lawrence
Cara Schuster
785-393-0966
caraschuster@gmail.com | caraschuster.com

MAINE
Sylvia_PearlmanSylvia Sienikehä Elysiana | Maine (and Hornby Island, BC, Canada)
Soulmilk Healing Arts Studio
250-650-1168
sienikeha@gmail.com | soulmilkhealingarts.com
MARYLAND
Jennifer DownesJennifer Downs | Baltimore
Pivot Point Projects
410-258-9343
jennifer@jenniferdowns.com | pivotpointprojects.com
Lee_HoytLee Hoyt | Lutherville
Threshold Support Circle
410-409-0439
dunnhoyt@comcast.net | thresholdsupportcircle.com
MASSACHUSETTS
Kathy Dean | Buckland
413-625-2550
kathrynadean@yahoo.com
Peg_LorenzePeg Lorenz | Shirley
Peaceful Passage at Home
978-425-6602
peglor@comcast.net | peacefulpassageathome.com
MICHIGAN
Merilynne Rush | Ann Arbor
After Death Home Care | Lifespan Doula Association
734-395-9660
mrush@afterdeathhomecare.com | afterdeathhomecare.com
mrush@lifespandoulas.com | lifespandoulas.com
Jodi Wilcome | Grand Rapids
The Violet Hour
616-446-5491
jodiwilcome@icloud.com | theviolethour.org
MINNESOTA
Linda_BerghLinda Bergh | Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota
Threshold Network
612-927-0894 | hellolindabergh@gmail.com
mnthresholdnetwork.wordpress.com | beholdingthethreshold.org
Anne MurphyAnne Murphy | Minneapolis/St. Paul
A Thousand Hands
651-964-9128
annievmurph@gmail.com | athousandhands.com
MISSOURI
Kim-Ken_FarmerRev. Kim Farmer, CNCM & Rev. Kenneth Farmer, CNCM | Ava
Neshamah
417-351-2570
kim@neshamahnetwork.org | sacredcrossing.org
MONTANA
Deborah_KirkpatrickDeBorah Kirkpatrick | Missoula
Peachy Kene Life Essentials
503-893-8163
peachykenele@gmail.com | fullcircledoula.net
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Deana DarbyDeana Darby | Wilton
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-654-1119
deanadarby@sbcglobal.net | nhfuneral.org
Elicia_DowdElicia Dowd | Hooksett
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-587-0272
eadowd49@gmail.com  | nhfuneral.org
Janet_EllisJanet Ellis | Wakefield
Grieving Green
603-617-6974
grievinggreen@gmail.com | grievinggreen.com
Julie_LanoieJulie Lanoi | Conway
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-387-9798
julieannalano@gmail.com | nhfuneral.org
Lee WebsterLee Webster | Plymouth
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-236-9495
nhfrea@gmail.com | nhfuneral.org
NEW JERSEY
Kris_BradleyKris Bradley | Keyport, NJ
Bayshore Home Funerals
732-757-9162 | bayshorehomefunerals@gmail.com
facebook.com/KrisBradleyDeathMidwife  | bayshorehomefunerals.blogspot.com
NEW YORK
Lynn_BarnettLynn Barnett | Rochester
585-957-1779
lynndbarnett@gmail.com
JoAnna_ScariJoAnna Scari | Catskill (Hudson Valley Region)
Perennial Life Services
518-291-8401
perenniallifeservices@gmail.com | joscari.tumblr.com
Rev. Lynda Elaine Carré | Woodstock, Hudson Valley Region
Wellspring Passages: Wisdom Arts for Holistic Dying
845-684-5941 | facebook.com/WellspringPassages 
revcarre@wellspringpassages.comwellspringpassages.com
NORTH CAROLINA
Jenny BinghamJenny Bingham | Hillsborough
Sacred Passages
919-241-4304
jennybingham7@gmail.com | sacredpassages.org
Sandy LagregaSandra Crater LaGrega | Greensboro
Sophia Center for Life Studies
Crossings: Natural Death Care
336-908-4664
sandraclagrega@gmail.com
Sara WilliamsSara Williams | Graham (Chapel Hill area)
NHFA; Funeral Consumers Alliance-Piedmont;
Crossings Care Group
919-623-0051
shank1094@gmail.com | shroudingsisters.blogspot.com
Caroline_YongueCaroline Yongue | Asheville
Center for End of Life Transitions
828-676-9806
ceoltnc@gmail.com | info@ceolt.org
OHIO
Michele_CrostonMichele Croston | Alliance
Della Healing Arts
330-913-9697
m.croston@yahoo.com
Shawnte_Hardin_2Shawn Hardin | Akron, Columbus and Cleveland
Celebration of Life Memorial Chapels
330-328-2484
celebrationfunerals@gmail.com  | celebrationoflifechapels.com
OREGON
Krista_AriasKrista Arias | Portland
553-750-1415
krista@kristaarias.com | kristaarias.com
mary_ann_perryMary Ann Perry | Ashland
541-482-9024
sissyperry@yahoo.com
photo of Holly PruettHolly Pruett | Portland
503-348-0967
holly@hollypruettcelebrant.com | hollypruettcelebrant.com
Julian_SpaldingJulian Spalding | Ashland
Cycles of Life
541-301-3616
julianspalding@cyclesoflife.biz | cyclesoflife.biz
PENNSYLVANIA
Zalene_CoreyZalene Corey | Kimberton
Gentle Passages, Inc.
610-933-2451
zcc@gentlepassages.com | gentlepassages.com
Terry_SkovronekTerry Skovronek | Doylestown
Rethinking the Inevitable
484-876-1670
tskovronek@gmail.com | facebook.com/homefuneralsburyingourown
SOUTH CAROLINA
Becky CalcuttBecky Calcutt | Charleston
Palmetto Home Funerals
843-766-1950
beckycalcutt@gmail.com
Paige Hetherington, L.Ac. | Charleston
GraceFull Dying
310-428-4642
paige@gracefulldying.com |gracefulldying.com
TEXAS
Jim BatesJim Bates | Watauga
817-360-4727
jimbates@airmail.net
Donna BelkDonna Belk | Austin
Beyond Hospice
Texas Home Funerals
512-922-8043
dbelk@austin.rr.com | facebook.com/homefunerals
beyondhospice.com |  texashomefuneral.com
Sandy_BoothSandy Booth | Austin
Crossings Care Circle
512-626-1339
sdbooth@sbcglobal.net | texashomefuneral.com
Rebecca_MotleyRebecca Motley | McKinney
Let’s Talk About Dying
469-247-6535
ramotley3@gmail.com | letstalkaboutdying.com
Gerlinde Meuth | Missouri City
Guiding Hands 4 U
281-384-6114
guidinghands4u@gmail.com
UTAH
Joyce_MitchellJoyce Mitchell | Pleasant Grove
801-368-5884
fcaofutah@gmail.com | utahfunerals.org
VERMONT
photo Michelle AcciavattiMichelle Acciavatti | Montpelier
617-320-2860
michelle@ending-well.com | ending-well.com
WASHINGTON
Char BarrettChar Barrett | Seattle
A Sacred Moment
425-316-8290
char@asacredmoment.com | asacredmoment.com
Kelli Barr-LylesKelli Barr-Lyles | Tacoma
Circle of Life Holistic Care
253-224-0509
kelli@circleoflifeholisticcare.com  | circleoflifeholisticcare.com
Ashley Benem | Bellingham
A Sacred Passing
360-927-5040
asacredpassing@gmail.com | asacredpassing.com
Andrea_FitzgeraldAndrea Fitzgerald | Sedro-Woolley
541-285-7801
andreamae@hotmail.com
Lucinda HerringLucinda A. Herring | Langley/Seattle
Limina/A Sacred Moment
Limina: 360-221-6554; lucindaherring.com
A Sacred Moment, Inc. 425-316-8290; lucinda@asacredmoment.com
Sarah Hoops | Washington, DC
Holding Space Together
612-597-2110
sarah@holdingspacetogether.com  | holdingspacetogether.com
Arissa Rench photoArissa Rench | Seattle
A Ceremony With Heart
206-384-9843
arissa@aceremonywithheart.com | aceremonywithheart.com
Lindsay SoyerLindsay Soyer | Seattle
Funeral, Home Funeral, and Green Burial Consulting
406-546-9314
lindsay@gmail.com
danna_schmidtDanna Schmidt | Bellevue
Waypoint Ceremonies
425-577-0328
danna@waypointceremonies.com  | waypointceremonies.com
Kateyanne_UnullisiKateyanne Unullisi | Puget Sound
The Emerge Foundation
425-753-5016
Kateyanne@theemergefoundation.com  | theemergefoundation.com
WISCONSIN
Lucy BaslerLucy Basler | Webster
Sacred Ceremonies Ltd.
715-866-7798 h, 715-566-2462 c
sacredceremoniesltd@gmail.com  | sacredceremoniesltd.org
Charlene ElderkinCharlene Elderkin | Soldiers Grove
Threshold Care Circle
608-624-3240
elderkin@mwt.net | thresholdcarecircle.org
Sharon_StewartSharon Stewart | Brooklyn
SpiritKnoll
608-574-2997
sharon@spiritknoll.com | www.spiritknoll.com
Fran_VandreFran Vandre | Jefferson
Personal Farewells
920-723-2122
personalfarewells@charter.net
CANADA
ALBERTA
Rayne_JohnsonRayne Johnson | Edmonton
Doing Deathcare Differently
780-267-5007
lorainej@shaw.ca | tearcups.com
Kathleen MillerKathleen Miller | Edmonton
Edmonton Home Funerals
780-695-8685
ehf@telus.net | edmontonhomefunerals.com
Sarah KerrSarah Kerr | Calgary
Soul Passages
403-289-2230
sarah@soulpassages.ca  | soulpassages.ca
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Pashta_MaryMoonPashta MaryMoon | Victoria
Journeying Beyond
250-383-4065
contact@beyonds.ca  | beyonds.ca/Journeying/home.html
Sylvia_PearlmanSylvia Sienikehä Elysiana | Hornby Island (and Maine, US)
Soulmilk Healing Arts Studio
250-650-1168
sienikeha@gmail.com | soulmilkhealingarts.com
NOVA SCOTIA
Cassandra_YonderCassandra Yonder | Baddeck
BEyond Yonder Death Midwifery
beyondyonder@deathmidwifery.ca | deathmidwifery.ca
roxanne_walshRoxanne Walsh | Halifax
Roxanne Walsh
902-293-2423
info@roxannewalsh.ca | roxannewalsh.ca
ONTARIO
Rochelle_MartinRochelle Martin  | Hamilton
Funeral Alternatives
905-746-3074 | funeralalternatives@gmail.com
funeralalternatives.wordpress.com  | facebook.com/funeralalternatives.ca
Barb PhillipsBarb Phillips | Roseneath
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.
705-924-3763 h, 905-376-3592 c
whisperingpinesstudios@gmail.com
barbphillips.ca | facebook.com/Thanadoula
UNITED KINGDOM
Claire TurnhamClaire Turnham | Oxford, UK
Only With Love
telephone 01865 362984 /07881 641583
from US 0044 1865 362984/ 0044 7881641583
onlywithlove.co.uk facebook.com/onlywithlove.co.uk
claire@onlywithlove.co.uk
Nixie_James-ScottNixie James-Scott | Torrington, North Devon, UK
Unique-Ceremonies
telephone 01805 623233 / 07974 119428
from US 0044 1805 623233 / 0044 7974 19428
unique-ceremonies.co.uk | nixie@nixiejamesscott.co.uk
NEW ZEALAND
Kristine RoseKristine Rose | Nelson, New Zealand/Aotearoa
Choice Funerals
telephone 0044 3 548 8530
www.facebook.com/Kristinerosechouce/
info@choicefunerals.co.nz | choicefunerals.co.nz
Lynda Hannah | Motueka, Tasman
Living Legacies
telephone 3 528 5220
www.facebook.com/Living-Legacies/
lynda@livinglegacies.co.nz | livinglegacies.co.nz

Disclaimer: Please note that the “Get Assistance” lists are provided as a public service to those wishing to learn more about home funerals, and that inclusion on the list does not constitute endorsement by the NHFA. Nor is the NHFA party to any agreements between individuals or organizations who are included. Listings are alphabetized by country > state > business name.