115 W. Main St.
| Clarkson, KY 42726
Tel: 1-270-242-2171
301 N. Main St.
| Leitchfield, KY 42754
Tel: 1-270-259-4115

History of Rogers Funeral Home

Rogers Funeral Home in Clarkson, Kentucky was established in 1919 by Ben L. Rogers. In 1955 Ben was joined by his son, Sid, whom had just graduated from the Kentucky School of Embalming in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 1964, Sid and his wife, Mary Jane Pierce Rogers, assumed full ownership of the business. They built a new facility in 1966. Ben, Sid and Mary Jane loved the community and the people loved them.

In 1985, the business was sold to Bob and Sue Baker Carnahan.

Working in other areas of the state, it had always been Keith Oller’s wish to return home to Grayson County. And, in 1986, Keith started to work at Rogers Funeral Home as a licensed embalmer and funeral director. Previous to that, he had worked in Louisville, Kentucky for Ratterman’s Funeral Home, in Eddyville, Kentucky for Dunn Funeral Home and in Bowling Green, Kentucky for Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home.

During the summer of 2004, Keith’s lifelong dream became a reality when he and his brother, Todd, were given the opportunity to purchase Roger’s Funeral Home from Kenny Imes. The Oller brothers changed the name to Rogers-Oller Funeral Home and once again, the funeral was a local family-owned and operated funeral home.

Keith, Todd and their dedicated staff, strive to serve the families of Grayson and surrounding counties with the utmost compassion. By doing so, bonds and friendships are made that last through generations of families. Proudly, Keith and Todd are still serving families that started with Ben, Sid and Mary Jane Rogers. That kind of loyalty and friendship is priceless!

Keith and Todd would like to take this opportunity to thank you for that!

History of Watkins Funeral Home

In September, 1950, Watkins Funeral Home in Leitchfield, Kentucky was founded by 22 years old, Charles H. “Sonny” Watkins and his wife, Mary. Their goal and dream was to provide the most personal, compassionate and memorable funeral services possible for the families of Grayson and surrounding counties.

In August, 2004, Keith Oller fulfilled a dream when he and his brother, Todd Oller purchased the funeral home from Kenny Imes. Keith and Todd were born and raised in Grayson County, a place they both love. They changed the name to Watkins-Oller Funeral Home and once again, the funeral home was owned and operated by a local family with all the decisions being made on-site.

Keith was a former employee of Mr. Watkins. He and his brother, Todd, know the value of being diligent with every detail of service—this was the foundation of Mr. Watkins funeral home and a tradition they carry on today. Through the years funeral customs have changed but the Oller Brothers commitment to providing families with the highest level of service has not.

Keith, Todd and their entire staff consider it an honor to serve families who have lost a loved one. Their goal is to exceed your expectations and they thank you for the honor of being of service.


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