Our Valued Staff
We Care! We are a complimentary blend of individuals who understand and care for you and the loss of your loved ones by exercising our unique gifts, skills and talents to care for you and to create a meaningful and respectful memorialization of your loved one. Our staff consists of local people who know our community personally.
Every staff member of Beshear Funeral Home is prepared, experienced, dedicated and educated to offer a caring and quality experience for you and your family. We offer years of experience in embalming, restorative arts and funeral directing. Our professionals have spent years studying traditional service planning, and are currently studying a more contemporary style of service planning.
Jenny Beshear Sewell
Funeral Director, Owner & President, Pre-arrangement Specialist
Jenny Beshear Sewell is the daughter of the late Elder Eddie and Virginia Beshear who owned and operated Beshear Funeral Home together for many years. Jenny, the third generation of the Beshear Family to operate the funeral home, grew up in this firm and always knew continuing and growing the caring vision of taking care of families at Beshear Funeral Home was her calling. Working full-time at the firm since 1991 she has extensive experience and continues to work every area of the business. Presently she works directly with each family to help them create quality ìafter life ceremoniesî depicting the essence of the personalities of their loved ones. Additionally she assists our families with their pre-need planning. Jenny and David Sewell have 2 sons, Gavin and Trevor Sewell. Jenny holds a BME and a Masters in education from Murray State University.
David C. Sewell
Embalmer, Funeral Director & Insurance Specialist
David Sewell has 40 years of experience and expertise in embalming and restorative arts offering the utmost care for your loved ones. Additionally, having worked professionally in life insurance much of his life, David helps to relieve stress from our families at a time when there is so much to handle by processing all the insurance paperwork to recoup the costs of the services. He will handle your claim with honesty and with integrity. David is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science.
Facility Caretaker, Greeter, Receptionist & Floral Arranger
Marsha Hall is also a third generation caregiver at Beshear Funeral Home. Marsha, her mother, Rowena Townsend, and sister, Carole Grisham, have all three passionately and compassionately striven to care for the premises and facilities to create a clean, homey, comfortable, and hospitable environment for all our families. Marsha has two sons and one grandson.
Business & Office Specialist
Leatrice McNeily has worked all of her life as a bookkeeper for accounting firms in Madisonville, Kentucky. Most recently she worked for Hoskins & Francis and York, Neal and Associates. After retiring from full-time employment she began working at Beshear Funeral Home in 1996. Leatrice is married and has 4 sons and ten grandchildren.
Organist, Pianist & Vocalist
Janet offers a wealth of musical experience to the families of Beshear Funeral Home. Having played for funerals for 59 years, served as church organist and choir director for over 40 years and having played for evening meals at DeVantiís Restaurant for several years, Janet offers a tremendous treasury of knowledge, skill and a vast repertoire in which to make each service unique and personally special. She presently serves as assistant organist at First Christian Church in Dawson Springs. Janet has one daughter and one granddaughter.
Melissa 'Missy' McDaniel
Stationary & DVD Producer, Program Specialist & Musician/Vocalist
Missy grew up in Princeton, Kentucky. A graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a degree in church music, she has served as music director in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, New Jersey & Florida. Having studied funeral directing at John A. Gupton College, also in Nashville, Missy brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge, resource and talent to assist our families in creating a very special after-life celebration. She creates DVDs, personalized stationary, special services such as our Annual Christmas Service of Remembrance & Hope, and she assists in creating a loving and compassionate atmosphere by organizing and preparing picture displays and seasonal dÈcor throughout the funeral home. Missy has been with Beshear Funeral Home since 2008 and a resident of Dawson Springs since 2009.
Greeter & Funeral Assistant
Roy McDaniel serves the families at Beshear Funeral Home as greeter and funeral assistant. Roy spends much of his time playing golf since his retirement from Princeton Health and Rehab. He is a member of Northside Baptist Church in Princeton where he has served as deacon and greeter for more than 40 years. Roy has been married to his wife, Wanda, for 57 years. They have two children, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.