Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 



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Mike Marker President and Funeral Director

Mike was introduced to funeral service while a senior in high school during a Death in Literature English class. The teacher invited the local funeral director to speak to Mike's class and the director also invited the class to take a tour of his funeral home. Mike was the only student to ask any questions and the director offered him a job washing cars, mowing grass and generally performing any other tasks that needed to be done.

After graduation from mortuary school, Mike went back to his hometown of Seminole and worked for the man that gave him his start. This is where Mike learned how to treat people well and to strive for excellent, personal service to families. When Mike married his wife Pam, they moved to Denver where Mike worked for a large corporate group of funeral homes. He moved up the ranks quickly and became the general manager of seven of their funeral homes in Denver. This is where he learned the business and how to operate it successfully.

Mike tries to always remind himself that someday he will be sitting on the other side of the desk and then tries to treat people as he will wish to be treated on that day. He also reminds himself that if he ever loses the ability to empathize, he should find another line of work.

Mike has served as the president of the Bixby Optimist Club and Bixby Chamber of Commerce. Mike is has also served in other community organizations and committees and enjoys being a vital part of the communities he serves.

In his free time, Mike enjoys walking their dogs, the outdoors and traveling. Mike and Pam have two sons, Shane and Trey, who both graduated from Bixby High School.  Above all, Mike’s family is the most important thing to him.

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Pam Marker Owner

Pam is a vital part in the details of running the funeral home both inside and out. Pam earned her college degree in merchandising and uses that knowledge daily. Pam uses her gifts and talents to continually give each of their funeral homes a home-like feel.

Mike and Pam live next door to the funeral home, so in addition to the many other duties Pam cares for, you can usually see her outside on warm days tending to the landscape or hanging lights for the holidays. She recognizes and is passionate about making each location warm and welcoming to gather friends and family during difficult times.

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Ken Hargrove Funeral Director/Co-Owner of Jenks Location

Ken is a Funeral Director and co-owner of Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Service. As a physical therapist and active deacon, Ken has a heart to help and serve people. Ken became interested in the funeral industry when his father passed away years ago. He watched the love and compassion that Mike Marker offered his family during a difficult time and he knew that he would someday minister to individuals and families in this way.

He and Mike Marker partnered to open Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Service in 2016 as part of the Marker Funeral Homes family. This enabled them to serve the Jenks community with professional, trusted and caring funeral and cremation services before, during and after the loss of a loved one. Ken received his Funeral Services licensure at the University of Central Oklahoma.

As a lifelong Jenks resident, Ken is passionate about serving the Jenks community. Ken is currently serving as President of the Jenks Kiwanis Club, Jenks Public School and Jenks Food Bank Volunteer, Board member and Ambassador for the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

Ken and wife D’Ann have two sons, Hank and Wyatt. In his free time, Ken enjoys walking, traveling, gardening and lawn work.

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D’Ann Hargrove Co-Owner of Jenks Location

D’Ann serves our Jenks location in many different ways.  Her compassionate demeanor allows her to comfort family’s at visitations and services.  In addition, D’Ann is also an accomplished musician and plays piano for many of our services.  She has recently retired as a vocal music teacher from Jenks West Intermediate and can now devote her many gifts and talents to the funeral home and Jenks community where her roots run deep.

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Cindy Foster Office Manager/Funeral Assistant

Cindy has been part of the Marker Funeral Homes family since 1993! She is the office manager and also assists at services. Cindy’s is knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding as she cares for families. She is also a musician and plays piano or sings for services as requested or needed.

She holds a degree in business.  She is married to Chuck Foster and they have 3 children, Rachel and her husband Jason Boswell, Lindsey Foster and Jake Foster and his wife Kimberly. She also feels blessed to still have both of her parents, Dean & Gwena Westberry.

Over the years she has been a part of many life changing events both in her own life and in the lives of the families we serve. She credits God for allowing her to be in an occupation where she can make a difference in someone’s life during their darkest hour.

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Bill Havlik Funeral Assistant

Bill is a retired Postmaster that has been a vital part of the funeral home for the past several years. Whether he is working funeral services, visitations, maintaining the lawn or keeping the vehicles clean, his flexibility and dedication is evident and very appreciated. He is married to Donann and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

 

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Stephanie Powell Family Service Advisor

Stephanie Powell is a native of Okemah, OK and serves as our Family Service Advisor. She began working as part-time Receptionist of our Jenks location after leaving a successful 18-year career in Mortgage Banking then quickly took on new roles within the funeral home. She is passionate about educating individuals, families and communities on the importance of Advanced Funeral Planning and she also assists our organization in many other ways such as aftercare and marketing. Stephanie holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

As a ministry wife, Stephanie has a heart to care for people as they walk through difficult times in life. She quickly realized that the funeral home was the ministry job her heart desired and she is honored to be a part of the Marker Funeral Homes family.

Stephanie has served her communities in many ways over the years by volunteering her time through the local chamber of commerce, churches, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, schools and food banks. Stephanie is married to Mark and they have two sons, Ty and Easton. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Easton play baseball, visiting with her grown son Ty when he comes to town, traveling to new places and the REFIT® fitness group that she co-leads at First Baptist Church of Jenks.

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Lacey Shipp Funeral Director

Lacey is an Oklahoma native and a 2013 graduate of the Perkins-Tryon High School. She has many years of experience in the funeral service profession, and has been with the Marker Funeral Homes family as a Licensed Funeral Director since 2019.

For many years Lacey knew what career path she wanted to take. In 2015 she officially decided to follow her dreams by pursuing a career as a Funeral Director. She gained a position with a local funeral home, obtained her apprenticeship and earned her degree in mortuary science in 2019. Her sincerity and dedication are felt by every family Lacey has the opportunity to serve. In her free time, Lacey enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pugs, Walter and Wilson. You’ll often find her on the lake or river during the season. Lacey considers it an honor to serve families during difficult times.

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Robbie Vendetti Receptionist and Visitation Attendant

Robbie Vendetti joined Marker Funeral Homes in September 2017. Her primary responsibility is Receptionist of our Jenks location; however, she also serves as our Family Visitation Attendant of all three locations and works services as needed.

Robbie comes from many years’ experience in Facilities Security and is now able to use those skills, in addition to her compassionate heart for serving and helping others, as she ministers to families before, during and after the loss of a loved one.

She and husband Grant attend First Baptist Church of Jenks where she manages hospitality volunteers for the church Coffee Bar, serves as a fitness instructor for REFIT® @ FBCJenks and volunteers for many other church activities. She also does community outreach by serving at a local women’s shelter.

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Mark Powell Staff Celebrant

A native of Atoka, Oklahoma, Mark holds a Bachelor of Vocal Music degree from Oklahoma City University.  Mark serves full-time on the staff at First Baptist Church, Jenks as Adult 55+ Pastor .   Since 1992, Mr. Powell has served as Worship Pastor for Binger Baptist Church, Keystone Hills Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Jenks, and Bethel Baptist in Norman and just recently took over the Senior Adult Ministry at First Baptist.

Mark spent 13 years teaching Vocal Music in Anadarko and Broken Arrow where he and his choir earned numerous state and regional honors. Under his direction, the highly acclaimed show choir, Tiger Rhythm, wowed audiences across the state. Mark has chaired the All-OCDA Women’s Choir and the All-OMEA Mixed Choir. He also served as the Music in Worship Representative, the Northeast Representative and in 2013, was named the Director of Distinction for the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association.

Most recently, Mark has become a Certified Celebrant affiliated with the Marker Funeral Homes in Bixby, Jenks and Haskell and will serve families as needed.

Mark has also played the role of “Smudge” in the Tulsa cast of “Forever Plaid” since 2001. Mark is married to Stephanie and they have sons, Ty and Easton.

Mike Marker

President and Funeral Director
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Mike was introduced to funeral service while a senior in high school during a Death in Literature English class. The teacher invited the local funeral director to speak to Mike's class and the director also invited the class to take a tour of his funeral home. Mike was the only student to ask any questions and the director offered him a job washing cars, mowing grass and generally performing any other tasks that needed to be done.

After graduation from mortuary school, Mike went back to his hometown of Seminole and worked for the man that gave him his start. This is where Mike learned how to treat people well and to strive for excellent, personal service to families. When Mike married his wife Pam, they moved to Denver where Mike worked for a large corporate group of funeral homes. He moved up the ranks quickly and became the general manager of seven of their funeral homes in Denver. This is where he learned the business and how to operate it successfully.

Mike tries to always remind himself that someday he will be sitting on the other side of the desk and then tries to treat people as he will wish to be treated on that day. He also reminds himself that if he ever loses the ability to empathize, he should find another line of work.

Mike has served as the president of the Bixby Optimist Club and Bixby Chamber of Commerce. Mike is has also served in other community organizations and committees and enjoys being a vital part of the communities he serves.

In his free time, Mike enjoys walking their dogs, the outdoors and traveling. Mike and Pam have two sons, Shane and Trey, who both graduated from Bixby High School.  Above all, Mike’s family is the most important thing to him.

Pam Marker

Owner
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Pam is a vital part in the details of running the funeral home both inside and out. Pam earned her college degree in merchandising and uses that knowledge daily. Pam uses her gifts and talents to continually give each of their funeral homes a home-like feel.

Mike and Pam live next door to the funeral home, so in addition to the many other duties Pam cares for, you can usually see her outside on warm days tending to the landscape or hanging lights for the holidays. She recognizes and is passionate about making each location warm and welcoming to gather friends and family during difficult times.

Ken Hargrove

Funeral Director/Co-Owner of Jenks Location
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Ken is a Funeral Director and co-owner of Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Service. As a physical therapist and active deacon, Ken has a heart to help and serve people. Ken became interested in the funeral industry when his father passed away years ago. He watched the love and compassion that Mike Marker offered his family during a difficult time and he knew that he would someday minister to individuals and families in this way.

He and Mike Marker partnered to open Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Service in 2016 as part of the Marker Funeral Homes family. This enabled them to serve the Jenks community with professional, trusted and caring funeral and cremation services before, during and after the loss of a loved one. Ken received his Funeral Services licensure at the University of Central Oklahoma.

As a lifelong Jenks resident, Ken is passionate about serving the Jenks community. Ken is currently serving as President of the Jenks Kiwanis Club, Jenks Public School and Jenks Food Bank Volunteer, Board member and Ambassador for the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

Ken and wife D’Ann have two sons, Hank and Wyatt. In his free time, Ken enjoys walking, traveling, gardening and lawn work.

D’Ann Hargrove

Co-Owner of Jenks Location
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D’Ann serves our Jenks location in many different ways.  Her compassionate demeanor allows her to comfort family’s at visitations and services.  In addition, D’Ann is also an accomplished musician and plays piano for many of our services.  She has recently retired as a vocal music teacher from Jenks West Intermediate and can now devote her many gifts and talents to the funeral home and Jenks community where her roots run deep.

Cindy Foster

Office Manager/Funeral Assistant
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Cindy has been part of the Marker Funeral Homes family since 1993! She is the office manager and also assists at services. Cindy’s is knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding as she cares for families. She is also a musician and plays piano or sings for services as requested or needed.

She holds a degree in business.  She is married to Chuck Foster and they have 3 children, Rachel and her husband Jason Boswell, Lindsey Foster and Jake Foster and his wife Kimberly. She also feels blessed to still have both of her parents, Dean & Gwena Westberry.

Over the years she has been a part of many life changing events both in her own life and in the lives of the families we serve. She credits God for allowing her to be in an occupation where she can make a difference in someone’s life during their darkest hour.

Bill Havlik

Funeral Assistant
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Bill is a retired Postmaster that has been a vital part of the funeral home for the past several years. Whether he is working funeral services, visitations, maintaining the lawn or keeping the vehicles clean, his flexibility and dedication is evident and very appreciated. He is married to Donann and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

 

Stephanie Powell

Family Service Advisor
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Stephanie Powell is a native of Okemah, OK and serves as our Family Service Advisor. She began working as part-time Receptionist of our Jenks location after leaving a successful 18-year career in Mortgage Banking then quickly took on new roles within the funeral home. She is passionate about educating individuals, families and communities on the importance of Advanced Funeral Planning and she also assists our organization in many other ways such as aftercare and marketing. Stephanie holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

As a ministry wife, Stephanie has a heart to care for people as they walk through difficult times in life. She quickly realized that the funeral home was the ministry job her heart desired and she is honored to be a part of the Marker Funeral Homes family.

Stephanie has served her communities in many ways over the years by volunteering her time through the local chamber of commerce, churches, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, schools and food banks. Stephanie is married to Mark and they have two sons, Ty and Easton. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Easton play baseball, visiting with her grown son Ty when he comes to town, traveling to new places and the REFIT® fitness group that she co-leads at First Baptist Church of Jenks.

Lacey Shipp

Funeral Director
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Lacey is an Oklahoma native and a 2013 graduate of the Perkins-Tryon High School. She has many years of experience in the funeral service profession, and has been with the Marker Funeral Homes family as a Licensed Funeral Director since 2019.

For many years Lacey knew what career path she wanted to take. In 2015 she officially decided to follow her dreams by pursuing a career as a Funeral Director. She gained a position with a local funeral home, obtained her apprenticeship and earned her degree in mortuary science in 2019. Her sincerity and dedication are felt by every family Lacey has the opportunity to serve. In her free time, Lacey enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pugs, Walter and Wilson. You’ll often find her on the lake or river during the season. Lacey considers it an honor to serve families during difficult times.

Robbie Vendetti

Receptionist and Visitation Attendant
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Robbie Vendetti joined Marker Funeral Homes in September 2017. Her primary responsibility is Receptionist of our Jenks location; however, she also serves as our Family Visitation Attendant of all three locations and works services as needed.

Robbie comes from many years’ experience in Facilities Security and is now able to use those skills, in addition to her compassionate heart for serving and helping others, as she ministers to families before, during and after the loss of a loved one.

She and husband Grant attend First Baptist Church of Jenks where she manages hospitality volunteers for the church Coffee Bar, serves as a fitness instructor for REFIT® @ FBCJenks and volunteers for many other church activities. She also does community outreach by serving at a local women’s shelter.

Mark Powell

Staff Celebrant
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A native of Atoka, Oklahoma, Mark holds a Bachelor of Vocal Music degree from Oklahoma City University.  Mark serves full-time on the staff at First Baptist Church, Jenks as Adult 55+ Pastor .   Since 1992, Mr. Powell has served as Worship Pastor for Binger Baptist Church, Keystone Hills Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Jenks, and Bethel Baptist in Norman and just recently took over the Senior Adult Ministry at First Baptist.

Mark spent 13 years teaching Vocal Music in Anadarko and Broken Arrow where he and his choir earned numerous state and regional honors. Under his direction, the highly acclaimed show choir, Tiger Rhythm, wowed audiences across the state. Mark has chaired the All-OCDA Women’s Choir and the All-OMEA Mixed Choir. He also served as the Music in Worship Representative, the Northeast Representative and in 2013, was named the Director of Distinction for the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association.

Most recently, Mark has become a Certified Celebrant affiliated with the Marker Funeral Homes in Bixby, Jenks and Haskell and will serve families as needed.

Mark has also played the role of “Smudge” in the Tulsa cast of “Forever Plaid” since 2001. Mark is married to Stephanie and they have sons, Ty and Easton.