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Ed and Amanda Groh Assistant Funeral Director, Office Manager, Pre-need Counselor

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 and a yellow lab named Penny. 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 an Emergency Medical Technician/Firefighter with Salina Fire Department and is a volunteer fireman with Saline County Fire District 1.

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Ashlyn Johnson Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and Pre-need Counselor

Ashlyn joined the staff on October 1, 2017 as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She has since become a Pre-need counselor as well. She attended the University of Kansas, then graduated from the mortuary science program at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She completed her apprenticeship in Lawrence, Kansas prior to joining our staff. Ashlyn enjoys volunteering for the Friends of the Salina Animal Shelter. She is married to Jacob Johnson who is a delivery driver in Hesston, Kansas. 

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Barbara Royse Funeral Attendant

Barbara joined our staff in 2018. She hosts evening visitations at the funeral home, assists with funeral services, as well as many other things to support our full time staff. She is a graduate of Wichita State University. Prior to joining us in Salina, she owned and operated a gift shop called Bittersweet in Derby, Kansas for many years. Barb volunteers for Altrusa International, is a member of PEO, and is very active in her church. Barb is married to Kevin Royse, the Salina fire chief.

Ed and Amanda Groh

Assistant Funeral Director, Office Manager, Pre-need Counselor
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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 and a yellow lab named Penny. 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 an Emergency Medical Technician/Firefighter with Salina Fire Department and is a volunteer fireman with Saline County Fire District 1.

Ashlyn Johnson

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and Pre-need Counselor
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Ashlyn joined the staff on October 1, 2017 as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She has since become a Pre-need counselor as well. She attended the University of Kansas, then graduated from the mortuary science program at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She completed her apprenticeship in Lawrence, Kansas prior to joining our staff. Ashlyn enjoys volunteering for the Friends of the Salina Animal Shelter. She is married to Jacob Johnson who is a delivery driver in Hesston, Kansas. 

Barbara Royse

Funeral Attendant
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Barbara joined our staff in 2018. She hosts evening visitations at the funeral home, assists with funeral services, as well as many other things to support our full time staff. She is a graduate of Wichita State University. Prior to joining us in Salina, she owned and operated a gift shop called Bittersweet in Derby, Kansas for many years. Barb volunteers for Altrusa International, is a member of PEO, and is very active in her church. Barb is married to Kevin Royse, the Salina fire chief.