Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel Returns to Local Ownership with New, Lowest Cost Pricing

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Powers Sumner Funeral Home, formerly known as Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel, was acquired by Gaffney Group, a Tacoma family that has been providing funeral services for over 130 years, from an international funeral service consolidator that operated the firm for over two decades. During those two decades prices were increased, and service declined. It is the objective of Gaffney Group to return Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel to its original name and fundamental mission.

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Not every family wants the same level of service, which is why Gaffney Group offers stand-alone funeral homes, funeral homes with crematories, a cremation society, and Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel because sometimes price is the most important factor when selecting a funeral home.

Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel has a long tradition of providing quality funeral service at prices that has allowed thousands of families dignified cremation and funeral services at a cost well below traditional, full-service funeral homes.

During the 1990’s, a number of international death care corporations acquired family owned funeral homes and cemeteries throughout the US, Canada, South America, Europe and Australia. (The consolidation continues; Curnow Funeral Home in Sumner and Hill Funeral Home in Puyallup were acquired by a death care corporation in June 2019.)

A Canadian corporation, the Loewen Group, acquired and operated a group of funeral homes in the Pierce County area, including Powers Funeral Home in Puyallup and Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel in Sumner. The two firms were merged into one and operated under the Powers name as a cost saving effort.

Powers Sumner Funeral Home, formerly known as Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel, was acquired by Gaffney Group, a Tacoma family that has been providing funeral services for over 130 years, from an international funeral service consolidator that operated the firm for over two decades. During those two decades prices were increased, and service declined. It is the objective of Gaffney Group to return Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel to its original name and fundamental mission.

According to Corey Gaffney, President and CEO of Gaffney Group, “Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel is convenient and the staff cares about your peace of mind. They are your neighbors and they are professionals committed to providing creative and thoughtful services at a difficult time. Not every family wants the same level of service, which is why Gaffney Group offers stand-alone funeral homes, funeral homes with crematories, a cremation society, and Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel because sometimes price is the most important factor when selecting a funeral home.”

Traditional Funeral Services begin at $2,395, Cremation with Memorial Services begin at $1,295, and Direct Cremation is $575.

Please accept our invitation to visit the Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel located at 15124 Main Street East in Sumner; discuss your wishes with one of our funeral directors and let us help you create a service important to you at a price within your budget.

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