Our staff's commitment to you
Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.
In addition to owning and operating Truro, Denis began to work for the Webster Funeral Home in Osceola in 1968. William H. Ridgeway founded Webster Funeral Home in 1866, and upon his retirement in 1899, his son-in-law, Theodore B. Webster operated the business. In 1915, Lester B. Webster, son of Theodore, took over upon the death of his father, and William E. Webster became a partner in 1951. William and his mother, Alice operated the business until 1970, when Denis and his wife, Sandra purchased the business. They now operate both Osceola and Truro locations, under the Kale Funeral Home name. The Webster Funeral Home/Kale Funeral Home has served Clarke County from the present location on South Main since 1929.
Kale Funeral Home
Todd, the son of Denis and Sandra Kale, is the fifth generation of Kale’s in funeral service. Todd graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and also the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became a licensed Funeral Director in 1989 while working for Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa. Todd joined the Kale Funeral Home in 1992 to carry on the five generations of “Family Serving Families”.
Mark "Brownie" Browne is a licensed Funeral Director. Mark worked for the Funeral Home in 1984, before attending mortuary school in Dallas, Texas. Brownie worked in New Mexico and Texas from 1986 to 1997, when he returned with to Iowa to be near family. Mark also worked for Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines until December of 1999 when he returned to Osceola and rejoined our staff. Mark enjoyes spending time with his daughters and grandson.
Carole is longtime resident of Osceola. She and her late husband Hank owned and operated the Playland Lanes bowling alley for many years. She joins us a as a Funeral Service Assistant, helping with funerals and visitations. She can often be seen delivering the funeral information store cards to business in the community.