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. Originally owned by Tebo and Jacob Schaeffer, the business was sold to William Klee in 1870, who partnered with Harry Morton. When Klee passed away, Luke Tapp joined Morton and they renamed the business Klee-Morton-Tapp.

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 into the building that was formerly Browning Oil Services and, prior to that, the Glass House Restaurant.

Mr. Glunt later purchased Paul B. Moss Funeral Residence in 1978 and Tapp Funeral Home in 1986.  He owned the businesses until 1992 when he sold them to Prime Succession, Inc., in Erlanger, KY.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home returned to local family ownership in January, 2004 when it was purchased by James and Judy Veccia.  Maynard and Gene Glunt by agreement shared ownership until their deaths. This purchase included the Tapp Funeral Home and Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Tapp Funeral Home started in 1895 when Noah Tapp went into business as an embalmer in Tilden, KY. During the 1930's, Noah's son, Luke, along with partners, opened Tapp Funeral Home in the current location at 223 Third St. In 1941, Fred M. Tapp, who was still managing the funeral homes in Dixon and Providence that his dad had previously opened in the 1930's, and his brother Kestner decided to completely remodel the Tapp building. Fred M. convinced his son to move from California to Henderson to manage the new building. Through his efforts the business flourished. Tapp Funeral Home was owned by many owners after Fred Allen's death in 1979. Maynard Glunt purchased the business in 1986 which was later purchased by Prime Succession. Tapp Funeral Home returned to local family ownership in January, 2004 when it was repurchased by Maynard and Gene Glunt, together with James and Judy Veccia. This purchase included Benton-Glunt Funeral Home and Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Tapp Funeral Home continues to be a well-known and respected name in the funeral business in Henderson and the surrounding areas.  

Our Valued Staff

  • Eric and Melanie Harrah

    Eric and Melanie Harrah, Owners

  • Jim and Judy  Veccia

    Jim and Judy Veccia, Previous Owners, Funeral Directors

  • Barbara  Shiver

    Barbara Shiver, Funeral Director

  • Leo  Skaggs

    Leo Skaggs, Funeral Director

  • James  O'Nan

    James O'Nan, Funeral Director

  • Michael and Meagan Veccia

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

  • Darrell  Powell

    Darrell Powell, Support Staff

  • Virginia Lancaster

    Virginia Lancaster, Support Staff

  • Nancy Hamilton

    Nancy Hamilton, Support Staff

  • Mei-Mei Eblen

    Mei-Mei Eblen, Receptionist

  • Ginger  Waddle

    Ginger Waddle, Support Staff

  • Robyn Harrah

    Robyn Harrah, Support Staff