History of Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home
The Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home has been serving Hamilton, Ohio, and the surrounding areas for more than 110 years. David Webb founded the funeral home in 1900. It was moved several times along Main Street until 1931 when he bought the George Sohngen mansion on the corner of Ross Avenue and South D Street.
After Mr. Webb’s passing in 1946, sons Herbert and Gordon Webb took over the business. With the help of their mother, Alta, and their wives, Violet and Josephine, Webb Funeral Home continued to grow and prosper in Hamilton.
Richard Groves joined the firm in 1956 and James Noonan joined in 1967. After Herbert passed away in 1988, Mr. Groves and Mr. Noonan bought the funeral home and changed the name to Webb Groves Noonan Funeral Home. When Mr. Groves retired from the funeral industry in 1992, Mr. Noonan bought his share and the name of the funeral home was changed again to Webb Noonan Funeral Home. Mr. Noonan has been semi-retired the past few years, taking time to spend with his family and being active in the community. However, he still meets with families when requested or the need arises.
Ryan Kidd joined the firm in 2000, and since Mr. Noonan’s semi-retirement, has taken over day-to-day operations. In 2011 the name was changed to Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home.
Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home’s location (since 1931) is in a grand, old Queen Anne-style house in the heart of Hamilton’s Rossville Historic District. Construction of the house, originally built for the George Sohngen family, was started in 1898 and completed in 1900. Mr. Sohngen was a prominent banker and civic leader, and also sold hops to the local breweries that were located in nearby Cincinnati. The house consisted of a ladies’ and men’s parlor, library, formal dining room and even a grand ballroom and billiards room on the third floor. The light fixtures in the entryway and at the base of the main staircase are original to the house and were converted from gas to electric. The north chapel was added in the 1950s, and great care was taken to make sure it fit with the same style as the rest of the building. There are four different types of wood that make up the beautiful woodwork in the building – hickory, birdseye maple, cherry and oak.
Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home consistently serves about 200 families a year. The current full-time staff consists of three funeral directors, an office manager and our pre-need and family services advisor. Webb Noonan Kidd also employs a staff of part-time funeral assistants who, along with helping us serve our families, help to maintain our 111-year-old building. Webb Noonan Kidd and the staff are proud to have been serving the community of Hamilton since 1900 and work every day to maintain David Webb’s philosophies and to continue to provide “A Tradition of Excellence since 1900.”
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