Funeral and cremation

Myers-Reed Chapel


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Myers-Reed Chapel has provided funeral and cremation services to Columbus, Indiana, for over a century. Although our services have evolved, our commitment has remained unchanged. We continue to provide professional and dignified service that you have become accustomed to for more than 120 years.






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Free Funeral Planning Resources

Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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A funeral home for you

To better serve you, our convenient location provides a large lighted parking lot, 3 public entrances and is handicap accessible. We also have a large family lounge and family room situated off our main chapel. Additionally, our chapels accommodate both small private services and larger services seating more than 200 guests.

Celebrating life

Start by telling us a story, and we will weave a beautiful tribute honoring the unique life of your loved one. At Myers-Reed Chapel, we understand that this can be a difficult and emotional time. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service, a cremation and memorial or a contemporary celebration, let us handle the details so you can truly celebrate a life well lived.

Please let us know if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our advanced planning options. We are here to serve and celebrate you.


Myers-Reed Chapel has been a pioneer in Columbus area funeral services since its founding in the late 1800s by John D. Emmons.

In the beginning

In 1903 his son-in-law, Frank L. Flanigan, became associated with the firm. During the next 25 years, Norval H. Hege joined the firm and together with Flanigan, they purchased the former residence of M.T. Reeves at 5th and Pearl Streets. The name was then changed to Hege & Flanigan.

Partners and new names

Wayne Reed and Homer Hull became partners in the firm from 1935 until 1949, when Hull retired due to ill health. Reed continued the business until 1960, when he was joined by Vernon Jewell and the firm was known as the Reed Funeral Home.

In 1965 due to the redevelopment of the 5th and Pearl Streets area, the funeral home moved to its current location at 3729 25th Street. The name Reed & Jewell Funeral Home evolved in 1968 when Jewell purchased Reed's interest.

A partnership to serve you

On February 28, 1981, Steven "Pat" Myers purchased the business. Myers' ownership continued until 1998, when Myers-Reed Chapel became a part of the Dignity Memorial® network, North America's largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. Myers continued with the funeral home until his retirement in December of 2005.


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