Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK 74464 | 918-456-2551 | MAP

History of Reed-Culver Funeral Home
The familiar red-brick facade of Tahlequah’s Reed-Culver Funeral Home first took its place amid downtown structures in 1938, but the funeral home originally opened in 1921.

Sold by the Bob Ed Culver family in 1975, Reed-Culver has ties to the funeral home first opened in Stilwell, Oklahoma in 1918 by Culver’s grandmother Pauline Reed and her husband, W.E. "Aunt Polly" and "Uncle Button" Reed. The Reeds were well-known to Tahlequah residents in the early part of the 20th century.

When the Reed’s Tahlequah funeral parlor opened in the Crew building in 1921, it involved a second generation of proprietors: Culver’s parents, Mildred Ione and Lawrence Love Culver. The funeral parlor eventually moved into the old Silver Bell Hotel building.

The building that houses the newest site of the Reed-Culver Funeral Home was built in 1938 directly facing the old hotel.

Today, we’re proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

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