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By Jamie Stewart
Wasco Tribune 

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Peters Funeral Home In 3rd generation


January 24, 2019 | View PDF

Peters Funeral Home

Richard and Amy Woody serve the communities of Shafter, Wasco and Arvin.

Generations of local families have relied on Peters Funeral Home to help them honor and celebrate their loved ones in a heartfelt way.

After purchasing the Agee Funeral Home in Shafter in 1973, and Jones Funeral Home in Wasco in 1975, Clarence and Martha Peters established a tradition of personal service, maintained with honesty, integrity and small-town care. The business expanded to Arvin in 1995 by acquiring Sams & Sons Mortuary.

Peters Funeral Home has been a mainstay in these communities for decades, and the rich tradition and history is continuing with a third generation. Richard and Amy Woody purchased the family business from his parents, Rick and Cheryl Woody, last year, and have taken the funeral homes to the next level of service with new technology.

Richard Woody studied mortuary science at Cypress College and completed the program with honors in 2004. While attending Cypress, he was awarded the C.K. Humanitarian award as well as the Harriet J. Davey award for excellence in embalming. Woody is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and funeral insurance professional. He also sits on the board for the California Funeral Directors Association and is the vice chairman of the Legislative Committee.

Woody is very proud of the legacy that has been built by his grandparents, Clarence and Martha, as well as his parents, and is working to keep that wonderful tradition and reputation. "We have a new modern pricing structure in place that makes it easier and simpler to choose a plan or package, with a variety of options available," stated Woody.

Peters Funeral Home is a full-service business that can accommodate different needs for a variety of religions, cultures and traditions. "We have beautiful chapels at all of our locations, with state of the art audio and visual equipment that will make your service a special one."

They have also created a kitchen space for families who want to prepare or serve food or refreshments before or after services.

Peters Funeral Home

Peters Funeral Home has been helping residents celebrate the lives of their loved ones for decades.

Peters started a tradition years ago of holding an annual Holiday Remembrance Ceremony in which all of the families who have been served are invited to remember those loved ones and honor them during a special service held around Christmas time. "We love the communities that we serve and work very hard to keep those wonderful relationships that have been built over the years," he said.

Although losing a loved one is always difficult. Woody says Peters Funeral Homes can be counted to help youhonor their life in the best way possible with service that combines new technology and innovations with the honesty and integrity that generations of residents have come to count on.

More information and resources can be found on their website, petersfuneralhomes.com, or by contacting one of their locations in Shafter, 661-746-6314, Wasco, 661-758-5144, and Arvin, 661-854-616.


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