Brent Lasater was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio; moved to Mount Vernon after graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1996. Brent and wife Gloria Dickerson Lasater moved to Delaware in 1999, later to return in the summer of 2003. Brent is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance agent. He is a member of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club, The Old Homestead Club, Mt. Zion Lodge # 9 F.& A.M., Elks Lodge, the Heritage Center Association, Board member of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, and The Mount Vernon Country Club. Brent and his wife Gloria have three children: Carter and twins Avery and Ashton.
Gloria Dickerson Lasater
Owner and Funeral Director
Gloria Dickerson Lasater, a native of Gambier. She is a 1994 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Gloria began her employment with Dilley Funeral Service in 1995, while attending college. In 1997, she graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Gloria is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. In 1999, Gloria married her husband Brent Lasater and moved to Delaware. In the summer of 2003, both Brent and Gloria returned to Mount Vernon. Gloria is a member and club officer of the Soroptimist International of Mount Vernon and Knox County and a member of The Mount Vernon Country Club. Gloria and her husband Brent have three children: Carter and twins Avery and Ashton. She is the daughter of Leonard and Dottie Dickerson of Gambier.
Funeral Director Assistant
Moses is a lifelong Knox County resident and a 1994 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He started his employment with the Lasaters in 2009. Moses helps on the day to day activities of the funeral business. He is active in the YMCA soccer program and an elder at Millwood Church of Christ. Moses and his wife Rebecca have four children. Gabriel, Sarah, and twins Hannah and Grace.
Jason is a Funeral Director Apprentice, working towards obtaining his Funeral Directors License. He is a 1996 graduate of Cazenovia College with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jason serves as the District Disaster Response Coordinator for the Three Rivers District as well as the Disaster Response Liaison for the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Jason is a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church and an Assistant Boy Scout Leader of Troop 339. Jason is originally from New Hampshire and now lives with his wife Taffy in Mount Vernon. They have two children, Patrick and Joslin.
Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and Limited Insurance Agent
Samantha Hunnicut was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. After graduating in 2005 from Mt. Vernon High School, she went on to further her education at The Ohio State University obtaining an Associate’s Degree. In 2008 , Samantha joined the Fall Class of students attending Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. Samantha is a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and Limited Insurance Agent. In 2010 she attended the Insight Institute and became a Certified Funeral Celebrant. Being a celebrant allows Samantha to deliver a highly personalized service for families of all beliefs. Samantha and her husband Brett live in Gambier with their two children, Bronson & Cooper.
Former Owner (November 18, 1938- April 1, 2014)
John T. “Pete” Dilley has lived in Mount Vernon for over 30 years. Pete attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1960. Pete was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Ohio Lodge #199 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite, Aladdin Shrine, O.E.S., Fraternal Order of the Elks, Loyal Order of the Moose, and Director Emeritus of Hospice of Knox County. Pete passed away April 1, 2014. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary, 2 daughters, and 5 grandchildren.
Mary S. Dilley has lived in Mount Vernon for many years. Mary is a 1960 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. degree in Medical Technology. She received her Funeral Directors license in 1978. Mary is a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, O.E.S., Soroptomist International, the Mount Vernon Questers Club, Mary and her husband Pete have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Mary continues to reside in Mount Vernon.
Rev. Ben McKinstry
Pastor and Associate
Ben has been a pastor for many years and has counseled many grieving families. He knows the importance of a funeral service and often provides his pastoral words to families without a home church. Ben has offer words of comfort to many families in their time of need. Ben is currently the Pastor at the Bladensburg Church of Christ. He and his wife Loretta live in Walhonding.
Mark and his wife Cheryl have been resident of the Bladensburg community for many years. Until recent moving to Mount Vernon. You will often see Mark assisting with calling hours/visitations and funeral services. Mark has been at the funeral home for since late 1990s He is a member and elder of the Bladensburg Church of Christ. Mark and Cheryl together have 4 children and grandchildren.
Born and raised in Central Ohio, Bud recently retired from his career of outside sales in scientific instrumentation. Bud attends Gay Street United Methodist Church. He enjoys fishing and visiting family in Michigan and Florida. He and his wife Peggy (married 45years) have two sons and two grandsons. Bud started his employment in 2015 with the Lasater Funeral Home. He has been a great asset to our funeral home.
Jeff has been a lifetime resident of Knox County. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1984. Jeff has been a full time employee of Ariel Corporation for 23 years. Jeff started working part time at the funeral home in 2008. He attends Grove Church of Christ and enjoys camping, fishing, and trail riding. Jeff resides in Mount Vernon with his wife Paula (Wolfe) Rudrick and has four children, Adam Josh, Jessica, and Travis.