Jerry & Marlene Cantlon Former Owner/Ambassador
Jerry and Marlene Cantlon owned the business for many years and purchased Vaughan Funeral Home in Urbana during their tenure.
Eric and Kay Otterness Former Owner/Ambassador
Eric Otterness joined his father- in- law in the business in 1985 and continued the tradition with his wife Kay for another 19 plus years after purchasing the business in 1998.
Vernon Viets Former Owner/Ambassador
Vernon Viets joined the firm in 1954. He and his wife, JoAnn Montgomery Viets continued her parent's legacy for several decades becoming Montgomery-Viets in 1971.
Monty Viets Former Owner/Ambassador
Marlin Viets Former Owner/Funeral Director and Embalmer
Marlin is a life long resident of Buffalo, and
grew up in the funeral home. He graduated from Buffalo High School and is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a member of The Buffalo First Christian Church.
Jarod Campbell Manager/Funeral Director
Jarod grew up in Dallas County, Missouri and graduated from Buffalo High School. He married his high school sweetheart Brooke, and they have three amazing boys, Peyton, Braden, and Gavin. Jarod graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in Wildlife Management. He and his family are members of Calvary Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Buffalo. He has been with Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home since April of 2009 and is a licensed Funeral Director.
Taylor Howe Funeral Director
Taylor Howe was born and raised in Lebanon, Missouri. He graduated from Lebanon High School and continued his education, graduating from Southwest Baptist University. Taylor then attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he graduated in the Spring of 2016.
Taylor met the love of his life at Southwest Baptist, and they were married in June of 2016. She teaches the third grade in Hermitage.