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Our Story

More than just a funeral home...

 


 

The story of Marker Funeral Homes began in 1992 when Mike & Pam Marker made the move to Bixby and purchased the Leonard Funeral Home which was located in its original location within downtown Bixby.  The Leonard Funeral Home was founded in 1920 by Floyd & Lucille Leonard and was blessed with a wonderful reputation of providing care and comfort to area families and is recognized as one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Tulsa County.  In June of 2003, the Markers moved the operations of the funeral home to its new, beautiful facility located at 151st St. & Sheridan, across from the Bixby Cemetery.

 

The second chapter of Marker Funeral Homes began in 2002, although this chapter was not planned nor necessarily desired.  Mike & Pam became associated with the Dowdy Funeral Home in Haskell after the untimely death of its owner.  Wanting to help the Dowdy family in any way he could, Mike agreed to serve as their funeral director in addition to his Bixby responsibilities and filled this role for five years.  In 2007, the Dowdy’s decided to sell their funeral home to Mike & Pam and the name was changed to Dowdy-Marker Funeral Home.  This location was founded in 1936 and is also blessed with a long-standing and strong reputation of serving area families.

 

The third location within Marker Funeral Homes became a reality after many years of dreaming and talking over the idea with very good friends.  Ken & D’Ann Hargrove were friends and neighbors of the Markers and they have a deep and passionate commitment to Jenks, OK.  Both are lifelong residents and their families have been involved in just about anything related to Jenks.  Their passion to serve was also a determining factor of leading Mike & Pam to partner with them in Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation service which was founded in 2016. It has been very well received and supported by the Jenks community.

 

The final chapter of the story relates to our greatest asset, the staff that helps us serve those that are hurting.  Mike & Pam began and built their business by following their mission statement, “Thoughtful, Dedicated Service Within the Means of All” and each of their employees is equally committed to serving the families of their community with kindness, compassion, understanding, hard work and professionalism. They all see funeral service as a calling rather than just a job, and strive to make what is often one of the most difficult times in the life of a family a little less stressful by handling the many details of a funeral service with efficiency, grace and finesse.  It’s because of how blessed we are with those that work with us that we can say. “We are more than just a funeral home… we are a family at Marker Funeral Homes”.

 

Leonard-Marker Funeral Home
Phone: (918) 366-8288
6521 E. 151st Street, Bixby, OK 74008


Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Service
Phone: (918) 938-0121
815 W. Main Street, Jenks, OK 74037


Dowdy-Marker Funeral Home
Phone: (918) 482-5212
201 W. Commercial Street, Haskell, OK 74436



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