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Donna Adkins licensed as funeral director in Michigan

Published 8:36am Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yazel and Clark Chapel of Stark’s Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is pleased to announce Donna Adkins successfully passed her Michigan Mortuary Science exam and is now a licensed funeral director in Michigan.

In addition to her Michigan license, Donna is licensed as a funeral director in Indiana and Illinois. She also holds her pre- need insurance license in Indiana and Michigan. Donna has been with Yazel and Clark since 2008, assisting families with pre-planning funeral arrangements and serving families in their times of need. She lives with her husband David and daughter Emma in Osceola, Ind.

Brad Yazel, owner/manager of Yazel and Clark Chapel, says, “Donna has been a real asset to the funeral home and to the community. We are very proud of her accomplishments and look forward to working with Donna for a long time to come.”

Yazel and Clark Chapel is the former McLauchlin-Clark Funeral Home founded by Glenn and Lucille McLaughlin in 1934 and later owned by Doug and Georgia Clark. Yazel and Clark Chapel is part of the Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, a family- owned company based in St. Joseph.

The Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services chapels include the Starks and Menchinger Chapel, owned by Andy Menchinger and Tom Starks in St. Joseph, Yazel and Clark Chapel, owned by Brad Yazel and Tom Starks in Dowagiac, Swem Funeral Home, owned by Dick Swem and Tom Starks in Buchanan and Sommerfeld- Smith Chapel, owned by Ralph Sommerfeld and Tom Starks in New Buffalo.

They are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week to serve their communities.

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