Prairie Rose Funeral Homes
602 E. Main
Anthony, KS 67003
613 W. 14th
Harper, KS 67058
The present funeral home in Anthony was built in the 1950's by Lawrence and Frances Parsons and was called Parsons Funeral Home. They managed the business for thirty years until retiring and selling it to Bob Williams. Bob Williams is a licensed embalmer and funeral director in both Oklahoma and Kansas. He purchased the funeral home in 1982 and renamed it Parsons Williams Funeral Home. Bob expanded the business, opening a funeral home in Argonia, Kansas, and in 1985 purchased the McNeil Funeral Home in Wakita, Oklahoma. He was joined by his daughter, Autumn Kloefkorn. Due to a declining population, they closed the Argonia and Wakita locations but have continued to serve both communities through the Anthony location. in July of 2004, Bob sold the Williams Funeral Home to Mary Thomas, a licensed funeral director, and her husband, John. Bob and Mary had worked together in earlier years. The funeral home then became Prairie Rose Funeral Homes. In July of 2005, Prairie Rose Funeral Homes opened a branch in Harper, Kansas. In 2007, Prairie Rose Funeral Homes bought out Elliott Funeral Homes in Anthony and Harper. In 2015, Mary retired and Steve Shelly and his family purchased Prairie Rose Funeral Homes.
On March 1, 2020, Autumn (Williams) Kloefkorn and James Williams, daughter and son of Bob Williams, purchased Prairie Rose Funeral Homes in Anthony and Harper. Purchasing their childhood home, along with the Harper funeral home, has been a dream come true for them and they look forward to continuing professional, compassionate, and caring services to Harper County and the surrounding areas for many years to come.
"Here at Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, we are dedicated to providing professional, personalized, compassionate, caring services to all the families we serve. It is an honor to work with each individual family and meet their specific needs."
Staff members of Prairie Rose Funeral Homes are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff.