Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave Glendale, AZ

Associates

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    Randolph P Knoebel

    General Manager

    Randolph Knoebel earned his degree in mortuary science from Mesa Community College in 1995 and soon after began his career as a licensed embalmer and funeral director. A kind and compassionate person, he provides the best care to Phoenix area families.

    Randy extends his service to the community through various organizations such as the Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers with the Police Department and hospice and veteran organizations.

    Randy is the proud dad of 2 beautiful children. His teenage daughter loves cheerleading and baking and his early-teen son loves video games and playing lacrosse. In Randy's free time he enjoys mountain biking, fishing, camping, golfing and cooking for his family.

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    Michele Lynn Bailey

    Funeral Director

    Michele L. Bailey had a desire to work in the funeral industry in high school, but after being turned away from the local funeral home for being "too young," she began a career with the phone company. She served as a technician for 8 years before the divestiture and layoff of 1989. Michele then began a 20-year career with the Arizona Department of Corrections and returned to school, earning a bachelor's degree in management. Following her retirement, she pursued her passion and graduated from Mesa Community College in May 2011, earning a degree in mortuary science. In her free time Michele loves to travel and spend time with her children and grandchildren.

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    Tiffany L Bennish

    Funeral Director

    Tiffany is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and crematory operator, serving as a part of the Dignity Memorial® team since 2007. She graduated from Mesa Community College in 2008, earning her degree in mortuary science. Tiffany feels a lifelong call to funeral service and believes the greatest aspect of her job is the opportunity to work directly with families, meeting their needs and desires while ensuring a memorable and personalized experience. She is honored and humbled to professionally guide families through the saddest times of life.

    If Tiffany is not in the funeral home you will likely find her dedicating time to the American Diabetes Association. In full support of their mission, she serves as chairperson for the Phoenix Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.

    Tiffany loves being a mother and spends countless hours at her daughter's dance studio. In her spare time Tiffany looks for new restaurants to try, loves salsa and enjoys family and good company.

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    William J Kelleher

    Community Development

    William Kelleher is a 4th-generation funeral director and has served families in Illinois and Arizona for over half a century. He attended Bradley University and Illinois State University and graduated with honors from Worsham College of Mortuary Science with a degree in mortuary science.

    During his many years of community service in Illinois, Bill served as a president and board member for Education District 9 and as president of the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. After relocating to Arizona in the 1970s, Bill served on the City of Glendale Military Affairs Committee, several civic and volunteer organizations and as the assistant district governor. He was also a member of many committees: Glendale YMCA Fundraising, Salvation Army, multiple food banks and the Boys and Girls Club. Bill is currently serving as president of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.

    Distinguished in the community, Bill has been the recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award, the Golden Business Award, the COMET (Community Outreach Motivation Excellence for Tomorrow) from Midwestern University and has been entered into the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame and named Rotarian of the Year. Bill is also distinguished as an honorary life member of the 3rd and 4th degree Knights of Columbus, winning much recognition through the years.

    Bill has participated in numerous builds from the eastern coast of Canada to the southwest coast of the United States with Habitat for Humanity. He has also been involved in many humanitarian activities to the Central Americas with Docare International, Esperanca and Midwestern University.

    A longtime parishioner of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, William has been married since 1963 and he and his wife have 4 daughters and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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    Margaret Smith

    Funeral Arranger

    Serving since 2015, the funeral profession is a second career for Margaret. Margaret graduated from Mercyhurst University in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management and worked many years in management. Deciding to pursue something new, she began in funeral service as an assistant. Margaret's compassion for serving families grew and in April 2016 she became a funeral arranger.

    When she is not serving families, Margaret can often be found volunteering. She serves as the co-president of St. Vincent de Paul conference at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish, where she once served on the parish council. Once a month she volunteers at Mom's Pantry in Cave Creek. Very active in promoting her family's architectural legacy, she serves on the board of the Texas Trost Society in El Paso, Texas.

    Margaret is married, has 2 sons and is a huge Washington Redskins fan.