Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Susan Sorial Assistant Funeral Director

Lives in Northbrook, IL with her husband, four children, and two dogs.

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Previously worked as a licensed funeral director for Kelley and Spalding from 1999-2008 and has returned to lend a helping hand. 

 

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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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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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Kaitlyn Marra Funeral Director kelleyandspalding@gmail.com

Born and Raised in Amboy, IL. 

Currently lives in Libertyville with her husband and dog.

Graduate of Robert Morris University. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2018.

Certified Crematory Operator.  

 

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Kailey Schomaker Funeral Director Apprentice

Raised in Sandusky, MI 

Graduate of St. Clair County Community College. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2023.

Certified Crematory Operator.  

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Janet Wilson-Hendricks Funeral Home Assistant

Born and Raised in Northbrook, IL. 

Graduate of The University of Notre Dame. 

Graduate of Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL. 

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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. 

 

Susan Sorial

Assistant Funeral Director
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Lives in Northbrook, IL with her husband, four children, and two dogs.

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Previously worked as a licensed funeral director for Kelley and Spalding from 1999-2008 and has returned to lend a helping hand. 

 

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.

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.  

Kaitlyn Marra

Funeral Director
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Born and Raised in Amboy, IL. 

Currently lives in Libertyville with her husband and dog.

Graduate of Robert Morris University. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2018.

Certified Crematory Operator.  

 

Kailey Schomaker

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Raised in Sandusky, MI 

Graduate of St. Clair County Community College. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2023.

Certified Crematory Operator.  

Janet Wilson-Hendricks

Funeral Home Assistant
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Born and Raised in Northbrook, IL. 

Graduate of The University of Notre Dame. 

Graduate of Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL. 

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.