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Mike & Helen Carlson Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mike has over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry. He was raised in the Solomon, Kansas area where he graduated from Solomon High School, he then attended Kansas Wesleyan University and recieved his BS degree from University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Mike is also a past Master of the Emporia Masonic Lodge, a member of Miriam Chapter OES, and is a member of the Downtown Lions in Salina, Kansas. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and a licensed insurance pre-need counselor. He is married to Helen who is a licensed RN with the Salina Regional Health Center as a CVOR nurse assisting in the open heart department. She is a graduate of North High School in Wichita, KS, she also attended Wichita State University and is a graduate of the nursing program at Kansas Wesleyan University. They have 6 children together, Kelli, Amanda, Thomas, Adam, Shannon and Shauna.

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Ed and Amanda Groh Assisant Funeral Director/ Office Manager

Amanda Groh, the daughter of Mike and Helen Carlson and the wife of Ed. Amanda joined the staff on September 1, 2006 and Ed joined the staff on January 5, 2018. Both were raised in Emporia, and graduated from the Emporia High School, and attended Emporia State University. Amanda and Ed have a son, Adam. She is an assistant funeral director, has her Preneed Insurance License, and is the office manager. Amanda is also Past President of the Noon Network of Ambucs in Salina. Ed is an avid hunter and loves to fish. He is currently in school for his Emergency Medical Technician and is a volunteer fireman with Saline County Fire District 1.

Mike & Helen Carlson

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Mike has over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry. He was raised in the Solomon, Kansas area where he graduated from Solomon High School, he then attended Kansas Wesleyan University and recieved his BS degree from University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Mike is also a past Master of the Emporia Masonic Lodge, a member of Miriam Chapter OES, and is a member of the Downtown Lions in Salina, Kansas. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and a licensed insurance pre-need counselor. He is married to Helen who is a licensed RN with the Salina Regional Health Center as a CVOR nurse assisting in the open heart department. She is a graduate of North High School in Wichita, KS, she also attended Wichita State University and is a graduate of the nursing program at Kansas Wesleyan University. They have 6 children together, Kelli, Amanda, Thomas, Adam, Shannon and Shauna.

Ed and Amanda Groh

Assisant Funeral Director/ Office Manager
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Amanda Groh, the daughter of Mike and Helen Carlson and the wife of Ed. Amanda joined the staff on September 1, 2006 and Ed joined the staff on January 5, 2018. Both were raised in Emporia, and graduated from the Emporia High School, and attended Emporia State University. Amanda and Ed have a son, Adam. She is an assistant funeral director, has her Preneed Insurance License, and is the office manager. Amanda is also Past President of the Noon Network of Ambucs in Salina. Ed is an avid hunter and loves to fish. He is currently in school for his Emergency Medical Technician and is a volunteer fireman with Saline County Fire District 1.