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Our Heritage

The Neal Funeral Home’s history began on August 14, 1948 when the late John and Martha Neal purchased the funeral business from Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dennis.  Their son Jack was 10 at the time.  The business was located at the present location of 825 Chestnut St.

On June 30, 1949, the original building and land was purchased from the late W.S. (Stubby) and Kathleen Goodenough. 

The Neal family which consisted of John, John Jr.(Jack), Martha and Judy,  expanded the business in 1968, with the purchase of the Dillman Funeral Home in Louisville from the late Walter and Janet Dillman. Eventually, the Dillman Funeral Home was sold to a private individual.  In June, 1982, they purchased the Linton Funeral Home in Kinmundy, Illinois from Robert Linton.

In July of 2018, JW Neal Funeral Homes were purchased by Chris and Sandra Triplett. The Triplett family is proud to carry on the traditions set forth by the Neal, Dillman and Linton families. The Triplett family has made several changes and improvements. New funeral service vehicles, remodeled casket selection rooms, new furnishings and the addition of a new state of the art electronic sign, displaying upcoming services. It is the only sign of it's kind in the area servicing a funeral home.

Our funeral home is proud to be the ultimate purveyor in funeral service in Clay County and the surrounding communities. 

Family is a very important word in our language.  Your family’s memories are important.  At Triplett & Neal Funeral Home it is “Our family serving yours” and exceptional pride is taken in helping families have a valuable and healing memory of their loved one.


"Reverence and Respect, Always" 

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