Originally from Valparaiso, Indiana, Scott moved to Cary, North Carolina, at the age of 15. He attended East Carolina University and North Carolina State University as an accounting business major before deciding to pursue a mortuary career. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree.
After graduation Scott moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as a funeral director and embalmer for several years before being promoted to location manager. In 2008, he accepted a position as general manager in Bloomington, Indiana, serving the families of Bloomington, Monroe County and Brown County.
Scott attends Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with his fiance. He is a proud father of 2 sons and has 2 beagles, Bella and Dolly. He is a member of the local masonic lodge and has coached the funeral home’s little league baseball team. Scott enjoys water sports, swimming, walking, the Chicago Cubs, football, basketball and spending as much time as he can with his family and friends.
Gary M Arvin
Gary has been faithfully serving the families of Bloomington and the surrounding area since receiving his mortuary science education from Vincennes University in 1979. Gary formerly worked for the Holiday Inn in Evansville, Indiana, and for Brockman and Son Funeral Home in Vincennes. Both of his prior positions taught him the importance of good customer service.
Gary is committed to continually serving the families that call upon him with compassion, providing the wisdom of many years of expertise and experience. At a family’s time of great loss and difficulty, Gary looks forward to providing a unique memorialization for their loved one.
Born and raised in Evansville, he came to Bloomington to be with his wife-to-be, whom he met while in school, and was married in November 1980 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bloomington. The couple remain active members there and Gary sings in the chancel choir. Aside from church activities, both Gary and his wife enjoy tent camping and hiking in the abundant area state parks. Gary also serves as an active member of the Bloomington Lions Club. He and his wife have 1 daughter.
Paul Bryan Clark
Since 2013 Paul has provided compassionate care to families in the Bloomington and surrounding areas. Paul earned his degree in mortuary science from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1995. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life. When he is not serving families, Paul enjoys attending Smithville Christian Church, riding his motorcycle or being at home with family.
Ann Armstrong Kresler
Ann Armstrong Kresler has been a funeral director at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary since 2012, having served families in the Indianapolis and Bloomington areas since 2006 with utmost compassion and professionalism. Ann graduated from Hamline University with a bachelor's degree in art and education in 1978. In 2002, Ann pursued her mortuary science degree from Vincennes University.
When Ann is not at the funeral home, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dean, reading, gardening, going to museums and watching foreign and independent films. Ann volunteered at PALS, helping children and adults with mental and physical challenges learn to ride horses and recently helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of The Friends of the Monroe County Public Library.
Earl R Piper
Funeral Services Assistant
Earl has been a funeral services assistant at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home since April 1992. Though his original occupation was in electronic-magnetic design, owning and operating his own design and manufacturing business, his true passion has always been in the funeral service industry. Serving Brown County families with the utmost professionalism, compassion and respect, Earl specializes in making each visitor to Bond-Mitchell feel welcomed and at home.
When he is not serving families at the funeral home, Earl further serves the community as the county coroner, currently serving his third elected term having previously served as deputy since 1998. Earl has been a member of the local Lions Club for many years, participating in various community activities. He attends the Bridge of Brown County Church where he serves as pastor associate to the senior pastor.
Passionate about music, Earl enjoys playing guitar and piano and formed a gospel singing music group in the late 1990s. Still active today, the group donates their time at nursing homes, churches and various charitable affairs, entertaining audiences locally and outside the county. They have also been a part of personalized funeral services at Bond-Mitchell.
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