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STAFF BIOGRAPHIES

Dan McConnell, a licensed funeral director since 1982, is a native of Clinton, PA. He is the son of the late John R. & Marie A. (Krawchyk) McConnell. He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and acquired  the Hookstown property in  March of 2010, fulfilling his life-long dream of funeral home ownership when he opened as McConnell Funeral Home in September of 2010.

He began complete renovations of both the funeral home and garage buildings in January of  2011 and  completed  that  endeavor in June  of 2011. One of the cornerstones of his beliefs is to treat every family he serves as he would wish to be treated in a similar situation… a belief that is also instilled in his staff members as well.

In addition to his responsibilities of running the funeral home, he enjoys spending time with his siblings; brother Dennis  and his wife Terri (Bres) McConnell and their sons Zac and Josh, and his sister Debbie Ross  and her family, Jerome Vergenes, and their daughter Paige, along with his friends.

He enjoys being active in  community affairs and volunteering his  time whenever possible.


Susan Cain , a lifelong resident of Hookstown. Wife to the late Howard Cain. Mother of Michelle & husband Ronnie Floyd and the late Rebecca Johnston. 7 grandchildren.

Sue enjoys time with her family and attends Hookstown Free Methodist Church and enjoys on occasional trip to the casino or nearest Bingo game.  Sue is the hostess and attends to the needs of families we serve and help keep the funeral home tidy.


Court Hower has lived in the Hookstown community for over nine years with his family Leona, and children Noah and Owen. He grew up in a  small community in Mercer County before moving here to attend school. He is a graduate of the Community College of Beaver County, Penn State University, and Duquesne University School of Law. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends, family, and his animals.

His responsibilities at the funeral home include assisting in the coordination of visitations and services, plus helping with the day to day operations.


Edith Mayhue resides in Raccoon Township with her husband Richard. Edie has four children; Richard, Jessica, Leona, and David, plus six adorable grandchildren. She enjoys spending her free time with her grandchildren, and flea-marketing in the summer.

Edie assists with the preparation of the funeral home, creating the best possible experience for our guests.



Darla Messner resides in Clinton with her husband of 44 years, Barry. They have a daughter, Stacey, and a grandson, Justin. She enjoys gardening, reading, and crafting with her daughter.

Darla had worked for her brother-in-law for 28 years until his death, and has now taken on the bookkeeping responsibilities for the funeral home.

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