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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Brad Yazel

President/ Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Brad came to the business as one of the new owners.  He has over 30 years funeral home experience and resides in Marion.  Before coming to Marion, Brad managed two funeral homes in Butler County and before that spent over 20 years in southwest Michigan as a partner in a larger funeral home business.  Brad enjoys small town living and making friends.  He has four "nearly" adult children either serving in the US Navy or in college.  Stop by and say Hi and get acquainted.  


Cherry Stucky


Cherry is a familiar face in the community of Whitewater.  She is involved in many community events and is always the friendly face greeting people at the door of the Whitewater funeral home.  

Debbie Sawyer

Managing Partner - Sawyer Funeral Home, Council Grove

Debbie serves the community of Council Grove with dignity and boundless energy.  Her bright personality and desire to provide the community the best in a time of need is truly an inspiration to all.

Karen Donahue

Funeral Director

Karen's care and concern for her community of Herington shows in everything she does.  She and husband Vance have served Herington with compassion and dignity for many years and continue that tradition of care with Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Homes.

Roger Megli

Vice President/ Funeral Director

Roger comes to Yazel-Megli- Zeiner Funeral Homes most recently from serving as a hospice chaplain.  He is a licensed funeral director and ordained minister.  Roger is married to Sandi Megli who also works in the business.  They have three adult children.  Roger enjoys visiting with people and being a comfort to those in need. 

Sandi Megli

Secretary/Treasurer/ Assistant Funeral Director

Sandi Megli comes to the funeral homes after working for several area funeral homes including working with Brad Yazel in Butler County.  She is married to Roger and together they oversee the operations of the Hillsboro and Whitewater funeral homes.  

Susan Gray

Administrative Assistant

Susan serves the community of Marion as the administrative assistant at the funeral home.  Her kindness and compassion for those we serve is inspirational to all.  Susan serves on the city council in Marion and stays active in many community events. 

Vance Donahue

Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Vance Donahue is no stranger to the people of Herington.  He has served the community with dignity and respect for many years. Vance continues to serve Herington with Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Homes.  He and his wife Karen carry on their years of excellent care of the community.

Jan Lawton

Administrative Assistant

Jan is our administrative assistant in Council Grove.


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