Our funeral home has a rich history that dates back to 1954 when O.J. Beidelman purchased the Jennings Funeral Home in Panora. Three years later, he expanded his business and opened a second funeral home in Guthrie Center, which he named Beidelman Funeral Home.
In August 2000, Doug and Kathy Twigg took over both the Guthrie Center and Panora funeral homes. The Twigg family has been dedicated to providing compassionate and professional funeral services to the community ever since. Curtis, the oldest son of Doug and Kathy, joined the family business shortly after the purchase. Doug and Kathy made their home at the Guthrie Center funeral home, while Curtis, Becky, and their two daughters, Mathison and Morgan, made their home at the funeral home in Panora.
In October 2010, Craig, Doug and Kathy's other son, joined the family business and made his home at the Guthrie Center funeral home. Unfortunately, Doug had to retire from working due to Parkinson's Disease in 2012-2013. He passed away on June 14, 2019. Kathy and Becky continue to help out with the funeral home by delivering store cards in Guthrie Center and Panora, helping with visitations and funerals, and answering the funeral home phones.
At our funeral home, we offer affordable, quality merchandise with many options. However, our top priority has always been to provide exceptional service to our clients. We understand that losing a loved one is a difficult time, and our goal is to ease the burden and provide the extra support that our clients may need.