October 2018

NEWS OCTOBER 2018 Fam i l y Own e d a n d Ope r a t ed S i nce 1974 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY P O B o x 5 1 5 9 Yo u n g s t o w n O H 4 4 5 1 4 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 1 - 7 4 7 9 O n l i n e a t www . n o m i s p u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m P r e v i o u s l y P u b l i s h e d a s t h e Y B N e w s • S t i l l t h e P l a c e f o r Yo u r N e w s ! ATLANTIC,IA— The owners and staff at Roland Funeral Service are on the verge of a major milestone, the family’s 100th year serving the families of Atlantic, Iowa and sur- rounding areas. According to a history of the business from a News Telegraph story when the business celebrated its 85th Anniversary, the J.L. Winne Furniture and Un- dertaking Company located at 315 Chestnut Street was estab- lished in 1900. Henry Baxter and Jack Peacock purchased the business in 1916, naming it the Peacock and Baxter Furniture and Undertaking Company . Burdette L. Roland was em- ployed by Baxter and Peacock as a funeral director and embalm- er. Roland received his license in 1916, and had worked in Sac City, Oskaloosa, Boone and Ames be- fore coming to Atlantic in 1919. Roland purchased half interest in the business, and the name changed to Roland-Peacock and Baxter. They moved the business to the current location at Fifth and Elm Streets, building one of Iowa’s first actual funeral home buildings, featuring a chapel, private family room and modern preparation room for the care of the bodies. In 1935, a north addi- tion was added provid- ing more space for fu- neral seating, visitation rooms and a music room. In that same year Bur- dette designed a cemetery tent which was manufac- tured by the Steril Man- ufacturing Company of Omaha. Today Steril is recognized nationally as a manufacturer of tents. As we present our 46 th edition of the Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory we at Nomis Publications, Inc . recognize today’s ever changing technology can be challenging to daily business decisions. From the print directories to the newspaper to our website and social media strategies, we are constantly updating our data and changing the platforms in which it is available. We are continuing our tradition with the mailing of the 2019 Pocket Size directory and Buyer’s Guide free to over 14,000 funeral homes nationwide. The directory is still available to advertisers and for individual sale in the Standard Size and is now also available as a Digital Edition. The Online Directories allow for 24/7 access on a desktop, tablet or smart phone anywhere, anytime. Our team of dedicated employees strives to provide the industry the most accurate information available. As 2019 begins we will be entering our 40 th year of publishing the Funeral Home & Cemetery News . The Funeral Home & Cemetery E-Newsletter was introduced this past year to provide highlights of featured articles and news from around the web into your email inbox. Our website, www.nomispublications.com will enter its 14 th year. For 2018 we relaunched the site with new formatting providing easy access to all of our publications online. The 2019 Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory features Roland Funeral Service of Atlantic, Iowa. We congratulate them as they enter into their 100 th year of serving families. We would like to thank those who submitted their firm for consideration on this year’s cover. Many of these firms will be featured here, on the front page of the FHCNews in the coming year. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NomisPub Roland Funeral Service Atlantic, Iowa N omis P ublications , I nc . proudly announces the 2019 F eatured F irm … Thank You to those who submitted their firm for consideration as the 2019 directory feature firm. For information on how your firm can be featured turn to page A2. Visit Booth 1933 2 0 1 8 N F D A C O N V E N T I O N P R E V I EW SALT LAKE CITY October 14 – 17 LOOK FOR THE NFDA CONVENTION LOGO THROUGHOUT THIS ISSUE EXHIBIT HALL LAYOUT PAGE A54 Burdette L. Roland (Funeral Director) and Anna Hansen Jacobs (Nurse) in Atlantic’s first motor ambulance built on a 1926 Dodge chassis. Three Generations: Burdette L. Roland, Warren B. Roland, and James W. Roland Burdette L. Roland Roland-Peacock and Baxter also offered a modern am- bulance service and invalid coach before the City of Atlantic started offering ambulance service in 1940. Burdette Roland became sole owner in 1959 after pur- chasing Peacock’s interest in the business, changing the name to Roland’s Home for Funerals . Later the name was changed to Roland Funeral Service. Burdette and his wife Martha had four sons, James L., Keith , John and Warren . James had mortuary training and was working at the funeral home when in 1964 he passed away in an automobile accident. After graduating from the 800.827.5151 www.messengerstationery.com Promo Code: 9014 Let us Design, Print and Ship in time for the service. NFDA 2018 BOOTHS 2229, 2227, 1951 Continued on Page A34 Classified Ads Shipping Directory Index of Advertisers