We pride ourselves not only on our experience and expertise but the fact that we are apart of the wonderful communities that we proudly serve. Danny and Jim live in Holt, Kyle and Erin live in Polo. We care about the communities we serve and the people in them, because we are apart of it!
Kyle R. Stith
Funeral Director In Charge
Kyle was born in Lathrop and grew up on a farm outside of Polo. He is a 2009 graduate of Polo High School. He has been a proud member of the Polo community since 1998. In May of 2015, Kyle received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Kyle obtained his Funeral Directors license in the spring of 2015. He worked for Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service prior to purchasing the funeral homes in Lathrop and Polo. He serves on the Polo R-7 Board of Education, the Caldwell County Health Department Board and the Caldwell County Nutrition Center Board. Kyle is also active in his church as well as the Masonic Lodge AF & AM. Kyle is committed to serving the families of Lathrop, Polo and surrounding communities.
Erin was born and raised on a farm outside of Odessa. She graduated from Odessa High School and later attended the Police Academy. She has served on the Cameron Police Department for over 10 years and currently serves as Detective. Erin is committed to serving the families of Polo, Lathrop, Holt and surrounding Communities. Erin and Kyle were married in December 2016 and they currently reside at the Polo funeral home.
Danny is originally from Lawson and is the current pastor of the First Baptist Church of Holt, where he has served for 4 years. He has also served as principal of Christian Schools in the area for 23 years. He is married to Amy and they have six children ranging fro ages 20 to 11. He enjoys spending time with his family, serving people, and watching or playing sports.
Jim is originally from Nebraska but has been a resident of the Holt-Kearney area since 1995. Jim is married to Debbie and they have a daughter, Shelby. Jim is very active in the community. He is a former Kearney School Board member, he is the current president of the Holt Fire Protection District and is a member of the Holt First Baptist Church. He is retired from the United States District Court after 30 years of service. Jim graduated from the University of Nebraska and Wichita State University where he earned a Masters Degree in counseling and served as a family counselor.
Mariah Gibson is a life long resident of Gallatin and a 2003 graduate of Gallatin High School. She attended the School of Mortuary Science at Kansas City Kansas Community College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2008. There she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma Fraternity of Mortuary Science and was a selected member of the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Upon graduating, she completed her embalming apprenticeship at McWilliams Funeral Home, and became a dually licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director in 2009. Mariah and her son Vincent live in Gallatin.