The Turn of the Century


From the turn of the century, funeral service has been a part of the Middletown and Daleville communities.

Both funeral homes had stables for horses and ornate carriages for carrying family member as well as casketed remains.

Jones and Polhemus Mortuary on Walnut Street in Daleville, began service to the community serving all of the Delaware, Henry, and Madison County communities.

The large barn across from the funeral home on Walnut Street housed the carriages and the stable area for the animals. The barn is now a personal home and can be seen directly across from our funeral home in Daleville.

The building behind the funeral home in Middletown was erected in 1888. It was also a stable but was soon converted to house the offices of The Middletown News. 

Today this building is our funeral planning center "carriage house" which consists of our customization showroom for personalizing casket panals and casket embroidry. The selection room has been newly remodeled and features a unique center in which a family may select and design the casket they desire.

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The Beginning

Jones and Polhemus

The Turn of the Century

We've Come a Long Way

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