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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Licensed Staff

Christopher T. Triplett

Christopher T. Triplett

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Chris was raised in Staunton, Illinois and is a multi generational funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in 2003 with an A.A.S. degree in mortuary science. Chris graduated as class valedictorian and was the recipient of the FSAB award for highest merit in embalming and restorative art upon graduation. 

He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Illinois as well as in British Columbia, Canada,  and is a member of the Illinois Funeral Director's Association and is an accepted member of The British Institute of Embalmers.

Chris and his wife Sandra attend The United Methodist Church of Louisville. Chris is a 3rd degree Master Mason attending lodge at Kinmundy Lodge #398 and Flora Lodge #204. He is also member of the Louisville Rotary Club.

Some of his hobbies include, collecting vinyl music albums, working out, following professional wrestling and is a self proclaimed Three Stooges buff. 

Chris and his wife Sandra are honored to serve the families of Louisville, Kinmundy and the surrounding communities; continuing the legacy of the Neal family for many years to come. 

Email: chris.tnfh@gmail.com


Non-Licensed Staff

Sandra R. Triplett

Sandra R. Triplett

Owner

Sandy grew up in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Sandra later moved to Vancouver Island in British Columbia where she graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2008.

Sandy decided to become a funeral director because she wanted to make a difference in funeral service, to help and to serve others as she herself would want. She holds a Funeral Director and Embalmers license in British Columbia. Sandy owned and operated a successful funeral home on Vancouver Island for nearly 10 years until the decision was made by her and her husband to transition to Illinois and purchase the J.W. Neal Funeral Homes.

Sandy is also a professional artist with a passion for the fine arts. Her interests include travelling, history, nostalgia and antiques. Sandy enjoys meeting and visiting with people and can strike up a conversation with just about anyone she meets. Sandy attends the United Methodist Church of Louisville and is a member of The Louisville Rotary Club. 

She and her husband Chris are poised to provide excellent service to the families of the local communities for years to come.              



Email: sandra.tnfh@gmail.com


Ron Payne

Ron Payne

Funeral Service Associate



Terry McKnelly

Terry McKnelly

Funeral Service Associate



Gene Birch

Gene Birch

Funeral Service Associate



Kathy Robb

Kathy Robb

Funeral Service Associate



Orville Triplett

Orville Triplett

Part-Time/Maintenance



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