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Our Valued Staff
We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.
|Board of Directors |
Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home first opened its doors in 1970 because of the care and concern for our community of many of our city's finest business leaders. Among them were Dean Ladusau and Jack Evans, along with Orville Luckinbill, Bill Mayes, Rev Will Lane, Dr Earl Robinson, Earl Inselman, Eddie Kemph and Marjorie Gau. And now with our second generation of funeral care providers in place, including Dennis Luckinbill, Anna Beth Luckinbill Smith, Dr Ted Robinson, Bob Inselman, and Richard Gau, we look forward to serving you with the same tradition of compassion and professionalism that Ladusau-Evans has provided for the past 40 years.
|Dean Ladusau, Owner|
Dean has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 60 years. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Chosen Funeral Director of the Year 2007-2008 from the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association.
|Joe Highberger, Manager/Funeral Director|
Joe has been part of the staff of Ladusau-Evans for the past 24 years. He has a Bachelor of Science from Universtiy of Central Oklahoma. He served as the President of the Oklahoma
Funeral Directors Association
in 2004-2005, President of Hospice Circle of Love in 2006, Member of Enid Mennonite Church. He is married to Desiree'(Lavicky) and has two children Hunter and Blake.
|Sheri Francis, Funeral Director/Embalmer|
Sheri Francis, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Mortuary Science, and from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City with a degree in Veterinary Technology, specializing in equine. She has two daughters, Lindsey and Emily, two grandsons, Ethan and Zavion, and two miniature dachshunds, Bentley and Annie.
|Linda Kuschel, Office Manager|
Linda Kuschel has been with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home for 8 years, serving as office manager. She attended college in New York and has been in the Enid Community for over 20 years. Her husband is one of the Pastors at Emmanuel Baptist Church. They have 3 children and one granddaughter
|Rev. Jim Edmison, Support Staff|
Rev Jim Edmison joined the staff of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home in 2009, following a 31 year career in ministry in the United Methodist Church. Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, Psychology and Sociology from Phillips University and Master of Divinity from Phillips Graduate Seminary. His wife, Rev Gail Edmison, Director of Pastoral Care at The Commons and he have three sons, and 10 grandchildren. Jim is a member of the Order of St Luke, a religious order in the United Methodist Church and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
|Bertie Fisher, Support Staff|
Bertie joined the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Staff in 2009.
|Rev Vernon Lee, Support Staff|
Rev Vernon Lee joined the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home staff in 2015. He is a licensed and ordained Baptist minister who has served churches for over 35 years, pastoring in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. He has also served as chaplain in funeral home ministry since 2007. He attended Panhandle State University and Chriswell Bible College. He was born in Enid and grew up on a farm in Drummond, Ames community, graduating from Drummond High School. In 1974 he married Bonita Bingham. They have one son, Jason, 3 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
|Stephany Wieden, Support Staff|
Stephany began her funeral service career at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home in May 2014. She was born and raised in the Enid Community. She is a graduate of OSU/OKC Nursing Program. She has been in the field of nursing since 1979. Her husband, Craig is a Senior Aircraft Mechanic at Vance Air Force Base. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
|Gail Edmison, Support Staff/Minister|
Rev Gail Edmison serves in several capacities at Ladusau-Evans; Support Staff, Musician and Minister. Gail holds a Bachelor’s in Education from Southwestern College; Masters in Education and Music Education from Phillips University; and a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary. An ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, she currently serves as Director of Pastoral Care and Chaplain at The Commons Retirement Community in Enid. She is married to Rev Jim Edmison and has three sons and 10 grandchildren.
|Jim Nivison, Support Staff|
Jim joined the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Staff in 2015. He was born and raised in Enid. Attended Oklahoma State University and Phillips University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree with post graduate work in Business Administration. Served as a Sergeant in the Army 12th Special Forces Group (Green Beret). Joined the Enid Police Department where he was promoted to the rank of Captain and served a total of 28 years. Is married to Susan Young-Nivison who is also retired from the Enid Police Department. They have three children, eight grandchildren adn 2 great grandchildren.