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.

  • Jillian Johnson

    Jillian Johnson, Licensed Assistant Funeral Director

    Jillian was a graduate of Fredonia High School 2013, she then received her BS in accounting and finance from McPherson College in 2017. She resides in Fredonia with her son and daughter. Jill is currently a certified crematory operator and assistant funeral director working on full licensure.

  • 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.

  • Annette Cranmer

    Annette Cranmer, Controller/Business Administrator

    Annette joined our team in March 2020 as the Controller for all 3 sites. She has a long history of working with finances; first serving as the Wilson County Treasurer for 12 1/2 years before accepting a position as Senior Motor Vehicle Supervisor for Sedgwick County Treasurer's Office and then taking another step up to the Kansas Division of Vehicles as one of two State County Support Supervisors. After many years of traveling to and from, Annette was offered a position as Customer Service Rep from LMI Aerospace, Fredonia Plant which meant she could be at home more and travel less. With all the changes in the airplane manufacturing industry and talk of layoffs in early 2020 as well as the hit of COVID-19; we were able to bring her on-board which allows us to concentrate on the families in need and leave the finances and paperwork to Annette.
    Annette is married to Brent and they have two grown children; Ki-Lane (Jason) Hulse and Gage (Mandy) Cranmer; and 5 Grandchildren. The entire family are members of the Old Iron Club, with Annette serving on the Board. Together with the rest of her family they run a large display of Corn Processing. Old Iron is in our hearts.

  • 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.

  • Kimberly King

    Kimberly King, Office Manager Chanute and Family Support Services

    Born and raised in Chanute Kansas. I have two sons. I spend most of my time outside with my boys

  • Cindy Crowl

    Cindy Crowl, Family Support Services

    Family Support Services

  • Jim Waggoner

    Jim Waggoner, Licensed Crematory Operator / Operations Support

    Licensed Crematory Operator/Operations and Family Support

  • Delbert Sheerer

    Delbert Sheerer, 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 Otis

  • Doug Jacket

    Doug Jacket, Family Support Services

    Family Support Services

  • Randy Almond

    Randy Almond, Funeral Support Staff

    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

    Family Support Services

  • Billie  Wheatley

    Billie Wheatley, Family Support Services

    Family Support Services

  • Shirley Cook

    Shirley Cook, Family Support Services

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

  • Janice Cooper

    Janice Cooper, Family Support Services