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Bookhout Funeral Home has been serving the Oneonta community since 1917. As a full-service funeral home, we offer creative and personalized funeral service. We have spacious chapels to accommodate any size service, a warm comforting foyer with a fireplace and a newly redesigned reception area for hosting a gathering after your service.

Until recently, we also had a facility located in Otego. While that funeral home is longer operational, we continue to serve the families of Otego and surrounding area at our Oneonta facility.

Oneonta funeral and memorial services

At Bookhout Funeral Home, we offer traditional funerals, cremations, memorial services and imaginative celebrations of life. We serve families from all walks of life and all faiths. Our extensive resources and tools help make this difficult time a little easier, as we guide you through each step of the funeral planning process, whether you have an immediate need or wish to make arrangements ahead of time.

Whatever type of service you desire, our experienced team is available to meet with you, even in your own home. We are committed to serving your needs and honoring your requests.

Compassionate care

Service room at Bookhout Funeral HomeWe have a caring, compassionate and professional team that will be here for you and your family before, during and after the death of a loved one. We provide those we are privileged to serve with compassion, understanding and an unparalleled level of service. We believe personal service and attention to the needs of each family are our most important responsibilities. We welcome the opportunity to meet and serve you and your family.

Trusted provider

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral and cremation service providers. When you choose Bookhout Funeral Home, you'll not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our services.


Originally founded in 1917, Bookhout Funeral Home has served families in the greater Oneonta area for a century. In 1929 a fire raged through the building, gutting the entire interior. Within a few short months, the funeral home was completely renovated and reopened to the public. Today, our Bookhout staff provides service and care to approximately 125 families a year.







At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Everyone was so kind and thoughtful very happy with Bookhouts."

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September 2020

"Bookhout Funeral home has very attentive and caring staff I'd recommend them to family and friends"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"Tim Murray was very accommodating to our situation. And we are very grateful."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

May 2020

"The staff at Bookhout Funeral Home did an outstanding job of guiding and supporting our family throughout this difficult process. They graciously excepted every phone call and were very easy to work with. They paid attention to the smallest detail and personalized the service for us during this pandemic. I would certainly recommend their service."

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May 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Oneonta Funeral Home Manager -  Bookhout Funeral Home

    Danielle M Odell

  • Oneonta Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

    Ryan Timothy Walsh

    Funeral Director
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    Timothy E. Murray

    Funeral Director
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