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Our Staff

Family Owned & Operated Since 1884.

Our Staff's Commitment to You.


Staff members of Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home and Crematory are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

 

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James Spalding Owner/Funeral Director

Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.  

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Dean Spalding Owner/Funeral Director

Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.

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Sarah Alverson Funeral Director

Born and raised in Manteno, IL. 

Graduate of Western Illinois University. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator. 

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Benjamin Goldman Funeral Director Apprentice

Born and raised in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Graduate of Indiana University.

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator.

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Anna Maria DeRose Funeral Home Assistant

Born and raised in Highland Park. 

Graduate of Loyola University School of Nursing. 

Graduate of National Louis University. 

Registered Nurse. 

Licensed Counselor. 

 

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Janet Wilson-Hendricks Funeral Home Assistant

James Spalding

Owner/Funeral Director
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Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.  

Dean Spalding

Owner/Funeral Director
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Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.

Sarah Alverson

Funeral Director
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Born and raised in Manteno, IL. 

Graduate of Western Illinois University. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator. 

Benjamin Goldman

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Born and raised in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Graduate of Indiana University.

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator.

Anna Maria DeRose

Funeral Home Assistant
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Born and raised in Highland Park. 

Graduate of Loyola University School of Nursing. 

Graduate of National Louis University. 

Registered Nurse. 

Licensed Counselor. 

 

Janet Wilson-Hendricks

Funeral Home Assistant
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