Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Terry & Julie Clemens Funeral Director/Owners

Terry Clemens graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service at Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1985. He is a part of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. Terry has been associated with funeral home service since 1983, when he began working for his father-in-law, George Deaton.

Terry and Julie became owners of the funeral home in January of 1991, after purchasing it from Julie’s parents, George and Jean Deaton. The funeral home has been in the family since 1965, when it was purchased from Mr. Everett Beigh by the Deaton family.

Terry, as the funeral director, assists families with their funeral services. He served on the Bourbon Police department for sixteen years as the first D.A.R.E officer in Marshall Co. and is formerly a Deputy Coroner for Marshall Co. as well. Julie works in partnership with Terry, assisting him with daily operations, also acting as the funeral home’s office and financial manager.

In August of 2015 they chose to expanded their service to families by purchasing Van Gilder Funeral Home in Plymouth, IN

Terry married Julie Deaton in 1980, and they have three daughters: Bethany Clemens of North Hollywood, CA, Alissa Clemens Wyrick (Michael) of Bourbon, IN, and Melanie Clemens Walker (Joshua) of Huntington, IN.

Julie and Terry are actively involved at Bourbon First United Methodist Church, Bourbon, IN. Terry is also a member of the Plymouth Kiwanis Club. Their family spent many years involved in Marshall Co. 4-H and still support the families involved in this program. In their free time they enjoy being with family. Terry enjoys singing in church choir, golfing, and car restoration. Julie enjoys collecting teddy bears, reading, and horses. Together they have spent several years traveling to Disney World with their family.  

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Joan Eckstein Visitation Hostess

Joan Eckstein has been a valued member of our support staff since 2011.

Joan professionally assists our families during the visitation process, making sure all their needs are met.

Joan was born and raised in the Marshall County area. She owned and operated the Mundy’s restaurant for nearly 40 years. There are not many “folks” that Joan doesn’t know!

Joan has been blessed with a nephew, Richard, his wife, Kari Vancza and their family; a niece, Deborah, her husband, Tim Denlinger and their family; Joan has been further blessed with four children she claims as her own and loves with all her heart, Duane, Debbie, Elizabeth and Doug, and Jessica; and four grandchildren, Trenton, Gabrielle, Victoria and Emi.

Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home

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Patricia Lancet Administrative Assistant deatonclemensvangilderfh@yahoo.com

Pat Lancet is originally from Indianapolis. She moved to northern Indiana about 30 years ago, and has enjoyed being part of the area ever since. Pat is a graduate of Ball State University, with a BS degree in Special Education. Her professional life has included a variety of educational and business experiences. Most recently, she has spent approximately 20 years as an educational interpreter for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students at various area schools.

 

Pat is blessed to have several sisters, brothers and friends in her life. She is actively involved with the Mentone United Methodist church, serving there in a variety of ways (including just over 20 years of church interpreting for a Deaf couple).

 

Pat is honored to be the newest member of the Deaton-Clemens Van Guilder staff.

Terry & Julie Clemens

Funeral Director/Owners
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Terry Clemens graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service at Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1985. He is a part of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. Terry has been associated with funeral home service since 1983, when he began working for his father-in-law, George Deaton.

Terry and Julie became owners of the funeral home in January of 1991, after purchasing it from Julie’s parents, George and Jean Deaton. The funeral home has been in the family since 1965, when it was purchased from Mr. Everett Beigh by the Deaton family.

Terry, as the funeral director, assists families with their funeral services. He served on the Bourbon Police department for sixteen years as the first D.A.R.E officer in Marshall Co. and is formerly a Deputy Coroner for Marshall Co. as well. Julie works in partnership with Terry, assisting him with daily operations, also acting as the funeral home’s office and financial manager.

In August of 2015 they chose to expanded their service to families by purchasing Van Gilder Funeral Home in Plymouth, IN

Terry married Julie Deaton in 1980, and they have three daughters: Bethany Clemens of North Hollywood, CA, Alissa Clemens Wyrick (Michael) of Bourbon, IN, and Melanie Clemens Walker (Joshua) of Huntington, IN.

Julie and Terry are actively involved at Bourbon First United Methodist Church, Bourbon, IN. Terry is also a member of the Plymouth Kiwanis Club. Their family spent many years involved in Marshall Co. 4-H and still support the families involved in this program. In their free time they enjoy being with family. Terry enjoys singing in church choir, golfing, and car restoration. Julie enjoys collecting teddy bears, reading, and horses. Together they have spent several years traveling to Disney World with their family.  

Patricia Lancet

Administrative Assistant
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Pat Lancet is originally from Indianapolis. She moved to northern Indiana about 30 years ago, and has enjoyed being part of the area ever since. Pat is a graduate of Ball State University, with a BS degree in Special Education. Her professional life has included a variety of educational and business experiences. Most recently, she has spent approximately 20 years as an educational interpreter for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students at various area schools.

 

Pat is blessed to have several sisters, brothers and friends in her life. She is actively involved with the Mentone United Methodist church, serving there in a variety of ways (including just over 20 years of church interpreting for a Deaf couple).

 

Pat is honored to be the newest member of the Deaton-Clemens Van Guilder staff.

Joan Eckstein

Visitation Hostess
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Joan Eckstein has been a valued member of our support staff since 2011.

Joan professionally assists our families during the visitation process, making sure all their needs are met.

Joan was born and raised in the Marshall County area. She owned and operated the Mundy’s restaurant for nearly 40 years. There are not many “folks” that Joan doesn’t know!

Joan has been blessed with a nephew, Richard, his wife, Kari Vancza and their family; a niece, Deborah, her husband, Tim Denlinger and their family; Joan has been further blessed with four children she claims as her own and loves with all her heart, Duane, Debbie, Elizabeth and Doug, and Jessica; and four grandchildren, Trenton, Gabrielle, Victoria and Emi.