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 and her husband 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. She is a grandmother to 7 grandchildren.

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

Court Hower has worked for McConnell Funeral Home for nearly 15 years and has lived in the Hookstown community for almost 20 years with his wife Leona, and children Noah and Owen. He grew up in a small community in Mercer County before moving here to attend commercial pilot school.

He is a graduate of the Community College of Beaver County, Penn State University, and Duquesne University School of Law. He is a licensed attorney and a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Court has served in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors as a manager and executive. He has also served on numerous boards and government steering committees.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends, family, and hiking with his dogs.

His responsibilities at the funeral home include assisting with the day-to-day operations and coordination of visitations and services.

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.

Amanda Malcomb resides in Hookstown with her husband Justin and two children Madilynn and Owen. She is a stay at home mom. In her free time, she loves doing crafts with her kids. She is also a member of the Hookstown Grange and helps out with the Hookstown Fair every year.

Amanda serves as the funeral home’s hairstylist, recreating the appearance of loved ones in our care.

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