Craig B. Malone

Craig B. Malone

Lead Funeral Director/General Manager

Craig joined the Parson Mortuary staff in 2009 and brings with him 28 years of experience. He graduated from Vincennes University with an Associates Degree in Funeral Service, and received his Bachelors Degree in Funeral Service Management from Belford University.

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Jerry shaner

Jerry shaner

Business Manager/Crematory Director

Jerry was born and raised in muncie, graduating from Burris high school and ball state university. 

Jerry is a member and deacon of his church, st. andrew presbyterian of muncie. he has been married to his wife, megan, for over thirty years and they have three children and one grandchild.  

He is currently in college to become a funeral director.  he joined our team in 2020.

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Stephen Hacker

Stephen Hacker

Funeral Director

Stephen joined Parson Mortuary in the spring of 2022.  He graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service with academic honors.  In September 2023, Stephen will be celebrating 50 years in funeral service.  He and his wife Teresa live in New Castle and have raised seven children and enjoy eleven grandchildren.  Stephen serves on the board of New Castle South Side Nazarene Church.

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Chelsea Phelps

Chelsea Phelps

Office Administrator/Secretary of Treasury


Telephone: 1-765-747-1100

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Ashley Ferdin

Ashley Ferdin

Support staff and Mortuary student

Ashley has a passion for the funeral industry and the families that Parson Mortuary cares for.  In her leisure time she enjoys hiking with her family, kayaking or working out.  She also enjoys a good movie or anime series.  Her goal for the future is to be a green funeral director.

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Norma Crawford

Norma Crawford

Support Staff

Norma has lived in Muncie most of her life. She joined the staff of Parson Mortuary in 1989. She is very involved with her church and her family.

Polly Hicks

Pre-Need Specialist


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Gordon Miller

Gordon Miller

Support Staff

Gordon has been working with Parson Mortuary as a landscaper for several years, but in 2014, he became a valued member of our staff. He owned Gordon’s Flowers in the village for 36 years, and is a lifelong resident of Muncie. 

mike gors

mike gors

support staff


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Robert Fey

Robert Fey

Support Staff/Crematory Operator



Ashley McClure

Ashley McClure

Support Staff/Mortuary Student


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Brendan Ottinger

Brendan Ottinger

Support Staff

Brendan is a resident of Muncie, who graduated from Burris Laboratory School.  He is currently attending Ball State University and is majoring in business administration and risk management insurance.  He is an active member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.


Samone Smith

Samone Smith

Support Staff/Mortuary Student

Samone is a 2015 graduate of Muncie Central High School.  She then served honorably in the United States Army.  She is currently attending Mid-America College of Funeral  Service and is on track to graduate in March of 2023.  Samone has had a compassion for funerals since a youthful age.  No matter whose funeral it was she made it her desire to attend and observe.  Her hobbies include enjoying time with her growing family and watching true crime TV shows.


In Memory of George Davidson

In Memory of George Davidson

1937-2014

George was a valued member of our staff here at Parson Mortuary. George passed away in 2014, but will always be remembered for his contributions of compassion that guide the actions of all our staff members.

In Memory Of Jim Watt

In Memory Of Jim Watt

Jim was a valued member of our staff here at Parson Mortuary for 30 years. Jim passed away on December 14, 2020, but will always be remembered for his contributions of compassion that guide the actions of all our staff members.

Randall Swoveland

Randall Swoveland

Funeral Director - Retired -

Randy joined Parson Mortuary in 2017 as a Funeral Director and brings 5 years of mortuary experience and a rich array of personal experiences. Randy lived his entire life in Delaware County graduating from Yorktown High School in 1975.  After 26 years working for BorgWarner, Randy returned to school at Ivy Tech and earned his degree in Mortuary Science. 

He continues to volunteer in his community at Daleville Christian Church and serving the detention center ministries in Muncie, Indiana.

Randy enjoys spending time with his wife Kay, their three daughters and sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

We would like to thank Randy for all of his hard work and dedication.  Enjoy retirement

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