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Dean W. Kriner

Dean W. Kriner

President & Funeral Director

Dean was born in Williamsport. At the age of 4 he moved to his mother's hometown of Fleetwood in Berks County. He graduated from Fleetwood High School in 1956. 

After high school Dean attended Kutztown State Teachers College, now Kutztown University, for 2 years before enrolling at the former Eckel's College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia. 

A 1959 graduate of Eckel's, Dean moved to Lancaster where he served his internship and 5 years as a licensed funeral director. Following his time in Lancaster, he moved to Benton where he purchased the Holcombe Funeral Home, renaming it the Dean W. Kriner Funeral Home. 

Dean is married to the former Jill A. McHenry, a descendant of one of the first settlers in Northern Columbia County, Daniel McHenry. 

Dean is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and the Central Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. He is also a member of the Oriental Lodge 460, F & AM, Orangeville and other Masonic organizations. Other memberships are the Bloomsburg Rotary Club and Columbia-Montour Torch Club.

Telephone: 1-570-784-0660


Keri Ann Edwards

Funeral Director

Keri Ann was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and grew up in the Hunlock Creek area of Luzerne County, PA.  She graduated from Northwest Area High School in Shickshinny, PA in 1990.  

Following high school, she started a family, becoming the mother of two daughters and six grandchildren, one of whom, Aislinn, she is raising.   

Keri Ann had a life long interest in the death field, either being a Medical Examiner or as a Funeral Director.  She enrolled at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, in 2001, majoring in Pre-Mortuary.  She later transfered to Northhampton County Community College, Bethlehem, where she graduated in 2005 with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science.  She received her Pennsylvania funeral directors license in 2006.  

She is married to Allen Edwards, Jr., a native of Berwick.  

Keri Ann enjoys being a Funeral Director and is privileged to be able to help families during one of lifes most difficult periods.  She find great satisfaction in being able to help families say goodbye to a loved one.  

Telephone: 1-570-784-0660


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