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, and Humboldt, he is a licensed embalmer and funeral director, and crematory operator. Rick is also a Kansas Licensed Life Insurance Agent. A member of the Rotary Club of Fredonia and serves on the board of the Fredonia area Adopt-A-Family.

  • 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, who has worked for Countryside Funeral Home for the past 2 years.

  • Ryan Bilby

    Ryan Bilby, Funeral Director

    Ryan Bilby earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2008. He grew up in the Chanute and Humboldt area and currently resides in Chanute. Ryan is a licensed Funeral Director, and Kansas Life Insurance Agent. He is married to Erin Bilby and has two sons, Oliver and Jones. Ryan is a member of Living Word Assembly in Chanute and a member of the Rotary Club of Chanute.

  • 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 is a member of the Church of the Nazarene

  • Mary Lou Wilson

    Mary Lou Wilson, Family Support Services

    Mary Lou Wilson has served as a family support member since 1998.

  • Martha Welch

    Martha Welch, Family Support Services

    Martha Welch has been serving as a family support staff member since 2001

  • Shirley Cook

    Shirley Cook, Family Support Services

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

  • Pat McClenahan

    Pat McClenahan, Family Support Services

    Pat McClenahan has worked as a family support member since 2012.