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Our History... Founded in 1853 by Frank Staffan, the funeral home business has been passed down from father to son for several generations. The Mitchell family moved to Chelsea in 1981.  John Sr. and Gloria Mitchell bought the Staffan Funeral Home from George and Kathryn Staffan, ending a four-generation Staffan legacy.
About Green Burial Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home continues to be leaders in the industry. We are proud to offer biodegradable caskets, burial shrouds, environmentally friendly embalming fluid, and burial wash.
Memorial Keepsakes Who was this loved one? What were their passions, their beliefs? What did they like to do in their spare time? Who did they love and what were the gifts and joys they gave to us? A memorial should reflect and pay tribute to the person it commemorates.


In 2001 the Mitchell family moved the funeral home from the downtown district to its current location at 901 N. Main St. As one of the newest funeral homes built in Washtenaw County, the 8,000 square-foot barrier-free building is spacious and open. It radiates a warm, home-like atmosphere.

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Funeral Service in Stockbridge is provided by the Mitchell Family.  John and Gloria, and  son Johnny and his wife Cindy purchased the business from the Caskey family in August of 1995. In 2004 Mike Mitchell joined the business and now the brothers run the operation together.  Since 1995 the Mitchell family has been fortunate to carry on the tradition of care that had been set by the Milner and Caskey Families.

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Mervyn McGeown

Mervyn John “Merv” McGeown age 74 of Dublin, Ohio died Saturday, February 9, 2019.  He was born on September 7, 1944 in Belfast, Northern Ireland to the late James & Isobel McGeown.

Merv graduated from DeSales Catholic High School in Lockport, New York and Niagara University, and he was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He married the late Ellen J. Hendrickson on August 29, 1970 in Denver, CO. Before settling in Columbus, Merv & Ellen made their home in Chicago, Minneapolis and in Michigan.  He retired from CNA Insurance.

Merv married his loving wife, Ann, on October 28, 2017. He is also survived by children, John M. (Denise) McGeown of St. Petersburg, FL, and  Jennifer Ellen (John-David) Alford of Chelsea, MI; grandchildren, Isobel Lovie, and  Connell James Alford; sisters, Maureen Conley, and  Bernadette Kane; brother, Patrick McGeown; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and  friends.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, OH. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin, OH.

Burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chelsea, MI  on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Sarcoma Research in Mervyn's memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Rutherford Funeral Home, Powell, Ohio.


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