About

At Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, we have provided funeral services to families in the Oneonta, New York, and the surrounding Otsego County community since 1922. Conveniently located in a quiet, residential area of the city, our funeral home is elegantly decorated and features a chapel, visitation and viewing rooms, memorial gathering facilities, and a children's area for your use during funeral or memorial services.

Personalized funeral service

We believe that each person’s life deserves to be celebrated in a unique and special way. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral or memorial or a customized celebration of life ceremony, our professional and caring associates are committed to creating a memorable and meaningful tribute that honors your loved one’s wishes and reflects his or her passions and individuality. You simply provide the inspiration, and we’ll take care of all of the details.

Trusted provider in Oneonta

Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cremation service providers. When you choose Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from an Oneonta-operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from North America’s largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization providers.

History

Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home is the successor to the Rothery-Murphy Funeral Home. Walter Rothery founded the firm in 1922 and was active until his death in 1953. In 1954, John D. Murphy moved his family to Oneonta, New York, and carried on the traditions of Rothery until 1970, at which time he passed away. In 1970, Lester and Sharon Grummons purchased the funeral home from Murphy’s widow.

A successful funeral business

Throughout the years, Les Grummons has continually improved and upgraded the funeral home facility and created and maintains an award-winning landscape of summer flowers and shrubs. He is still active with our funeral home's business. He also serves on several local Oneonta boards and maintains active memberships in various service clubs.

An enduring legacy

Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral and cremation service providers. For nearly a century, we have provided compassionate and professional care to the Oneonta community and look forward to serving many more generations.

Visit us

We invite you to visit Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home in Oneonta at 14 Grand Street to meet our friendly team and to tour our beautiful funeral home facility. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"We live in another state, but would certainly use this funeral home and director for our family funerals going forward if we lived near the Grummans Funeral Home."

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September 2021

"Danielle O'Dell was accommodating and a caring professional throughout the entire process."

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September 2021

"Ryan was the one that we talked to all the time. He was very professional and understanding of our needs. From when they came and got my mother to the sit down gathering all the information. Thanks for everything!"

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July 2021

"Funeral Director Ryan Walsh and Grummons Funeral Home provided outstanding service to our family and we would recommend Grummons Funeral Home to any family in need."

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July 2021

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