Funeral and cremation

Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home


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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.






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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.


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.

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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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