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History

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A little history about our funeral home. O.J. Beidelman purchased the Jennings Funeral Home in Panora in 1954 and in 1957, he expanded and opened a second funeral home in Guthrie Center. They were called Beidelman Funeral Home.

In August 2000, the Twigg family came together and purchased both the Guthrie Center and Panora funeral homes. Doug and Kathy made their home at the Guthrie Center funeral home and Curtis, Becky & their two daughters, Mathison & Morgan made their home at the funeral home in Panora.  Kathy and Becky worked alongside their husbands by either answering the phones or door for the two funeral homes.

In October 2010, Doug and Kathy's other son, Craig, joined the family business and made his home at the Guthrie Center funeral home.  Around 2012-2013, Doug retired from working due to Parkinson's Disease and is no longer is able to help out with the funeral homes. 

Kathy is still able to help out when she can, with either helping deliver store cards in Guthrie Center or helping with visitations or funerals.  Becky continues to answer the phones in Panora and when needed for Guthrie Center.  She also helps out with visitations and funerals when needed.  


While we offer affordable, quality merchandise with many options, service has remained foremost. The goal of the Twigg family has always been to lighten the burdens of people when they are at their weakest and to give them the extra support they may need.