History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

This funeral business started out as a one room building on South Main Street in Henderson, Kentucky in the mid-1800’s.  In 1926, Sheriff Otis Benton bought the business at the courthouse doors and renamed it Otis Benton & Son.  In 1962, Maynard Glunt purchased the business and moved it to its current location on Green Street.

Tapp Funeral Home started in 1895 with the Tapp Family at its helm.  The family served Henderson for more than 80 years before Maynard Glunt purchased the business in 1986.  

Mr. Glunt owned the businesses until 1992 when he sold them to Prime Succession, Inc. Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, Tapp Funeral Home, and Roselawn Memorial Gardens returned to local family ownership in 2004 when it was purchased by James and Judy Veccia.  The Veccias shared ownership with the Glunts until their deaths.

In late 2019, the Veccia Family began the conversation of merging the two funeral homes into one location.  Benton-Glunt Funeral Home and Tapp Funeral Home merged in February 2020 to create Benton-Glunt & Tapp Funeral Home.  Though the doors of the 223 Third Street location closed, the century of professional funeral service that defined Tapp Funeral Home continues today and is evident when you walk through the doors at 629 South Green Street.   

Since James’s untimely death in 2020 and Judy’s retirement, Benton-Glunt & Tapp Funeral Home remains family owned and operated by son-in-law Eric Harrah and daughter Melanie Veccia Harrah, second generation funeral directors and owners.

Our Valued Staff

  • Eric and Melanie Harrah

    Eric and Melanie Harrah, Owners

  • Barbara  Shiver

    Barbara Shiver, Funeral Director

  • Leo  Skaggs

    Leo Skaggs, Funeral Director

  • James  O'Nan

    James O'Nan, Funeral Director

  • Samuel Phillips

    Samuel Phillips, Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice

  • Michael and Meagan Veccia

    Michael and Meagan Veccia, Roselawn Memorial Gardens Groundskeeper, Benton-Glunt & Tapp Office Manager

  • Parker Harrah

    Parker Harrah, Roselawn Memorial Gardens Office Manager

  • Darrell  Powell

    Darrell Powell, Support Staff

  • Virginia Lancaster

    Virginia Lancaster, Support Staff

  • Nancy Hamilton

    Nancy Hamilton, Support Staff

  • Ginger  Waddle

    Ginger Waddle, Support Staff

  • Robyn Harrah

    Robyn Harrah, Support Staff