The Price Funeral Home was established in 1914 by William Clark Price. "W.C." was a graduate of Eckels College of Embalming in Philadelphia. This was the era of horse drawn hearses, home visitations and viewings. Operating a funeral home in a rural setting required a high degree of dedication, patience, and caring.
In 1937, his son, William Rowe Price joined him in the business after graduating from The American Academy of Embalming and Mortuary Research in New York City. Soon, a partnership was formed, and the business name was changed to W. C. Price and Son Funeral Home.
In later years, the business ownership was transferred to William R. Price. W.C. Price remained active in the business with his son and he passed on his work ethic and dedication in the funeral profession. W. C. died in 1970 at the age of 89.
In 1973, the business was incorporated and the name was changed to William Rowe Price Funeral Home, Inc. At that point in time, the third generation of ownership occurred when William Rowe Price II joined his father in the business.
In the year 2014, the business celebrated 100 years of service to the community.
In 2015, the business moved on to the next generation. Ashley L. Price, who has been a part of William Rowe Price Funeral Home staff since 2011, proudly became the "4th" generation of Price owners.
She is a 2006 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and a licensed funeral director since 2007.
At the Price Funeral Home, we take great pride in our tradition of caring and professional service to our community. We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come.