Our Valued Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

  • Rick  Brock

    Rick Brock, Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

    As the founding owner of Countryside Funeral Home, Rick Brock moved to Fredonia, Kansas in 1990. A graduate of Arapahoe Community College, he holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mortuary Science. As an owner of Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, Howard, Chanute, he is a licensed embalmer and funeral director, and crematory operator. A member of the Rotary Club of Fredonia.

  • Randy Robinson

    Randy Robinson, Owner / General Manager/Assistant Funeral Director

    Randy joined Countryside Funeral Home in November 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, Assistant Funeral Director and licensed crematory operator, and brings many years of business management experience with him. He proudly served 8 years in the Armed Forces before joining a national Waste Management co-processing company where he was employed for 16 years. He held many positions from Operations, Sales, and Management during his tenure, with the last 8 years serving as Facility Manager of 2 locations with overall responsibility of 53 employees. He currently serves on the Board for the Fredonia Area Chamber of Commerce and is the Immediate Past President of the Fredonia Rotary Club. Randy also serves on the board of the Fredonia area Adopt-A-Family and the Fredonia Economic and Development Committee. Randy has one son Austin.

  • Tim Thummel

    Tim Thummel, Licensed Assistant Funeral Director

    Tim is a native of Chanute, KS, who started working for the funeral home in 2021, Tim is married to Kyra, they have 2 children, Oliver and Nicholas.

  • Austin J. Waggoner

    Austin J. Waggoner, Pre-Need Specialist / Licensed Insurance Agent / Licensed Assistant Funeral Director

    Grew up in Thayer, Kansas, graduated from Fredonia High School. Served in the US Army for 3 years. Austin is married to Megan, and together they have 5 children. Austin is very active in the communities of South East Kansas. Austin is here to help with your preplanning and budget needs.

  • Jan Robinson

    Jan Robinson, Administrative Assistant / Family Support Staff

    Jan grew up in Independence, KS, studied business at ICC. She moved to Fredonia and worked for Ladow & Spohn for 30 years, the last 5 years as shipping manager. Jan worked 5 years for Dr. Morris and Hill Medical Clinic, and as the Manager of Roots & Blooms. Jan is married to Rudy Robinson and they have 3 children: Randy, Cary and Heidi and 7 grandchildren. Jan attends Grace First Assembly Church in Fredonia.

  • Sara Kessler

    Sara Kessler, Chanute Office Manager

    Sara is a devoted mother and wife, and loves spending time with her family and hosting holiday meals. Her favorite holiday is Christmas and she always decorates over the top for almost every major holiday, including making all of her decorations. Sara sings for the Nazarene church worship team. Her family has been members of the Nazarene Church since 2014 and is a devoted follower of Christ. she was born in Chanute and grew up all over SEK and north Texas. Sara was a stay-at-home mom for almost 15 years and was able to raise her kids until school age.

  • Cindy Crowl

    Cindy Crowl, Family Support Services

    Family Support Services

  • Pastor Otis Crawford Jr.

    Pastor Otis Crawford Jr., Family Support Services

    Pastor Otis Crawford Jr. is a member of our family support services. He is also the Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church

  • Ruby Crawford

    Ruby Crawford, Family Support Service

    A Leavenworth native and long-time Humboldt resident, Ruby is a retired teacher who enjoys music and theater, solving word puzzles, and spending time with her husband, Pastor OtisCrawford.

  • Doug Jacket

    Doug Jacket, Family Support Services and Transport Services

    Family Support Services

  • Randy Almond

    Randy Almond, Funeral Support Staff and Transportation Services

    Randy is a member of our first call staff

  • Ricky Bushnell

    Ricky Bushnell, Family Support Services

    Family Support Services

  • Tony Ysusi

    Tony Ysusi, Family Support Services and Transportation Services

    Family Support Services

  • Lyndzee Wamsley

    Lyndzee Wamsley, Family Support and Transport Services

  • Skyler Kessler

    Skyler Kessler, Family Support and Transport Services

  • Karen  Almond

    Karen Almond, Family Support Services

  • Triston Williams

    Triston Williams, Family Support Services and Transportation

  • Dallas Masoner

    Dallas Masoner, Family Support Services

  • Terri Teeple

    Terri Teeple, Family Support Services

    Terri is a native of Chanute, KS who started working for the funeral home in 2018; she is a member of our family support services. Terri has 3 children and 4 grandchildren that she loves spending time with. Terri attends Living Word Assembly Church of Chanute.

  • Tyler Hawkinson

    Tyler Hawkinson, Family Support Services and Transportation

  • Shirley Cook

    Shirley Cook, Family Support Services

    Shirley Cook has worked as a family support member since 2007.

  • Billie  Wheatley

    Billie Wheatley, Family Support Services

    Family Support Services

  • Janice Cooper

    Janice Cooper, Family Support Services