History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

The history of Voss & Sons dates back to 1857 when Fred Voss purchased a business site on the corner of Tipton and Chestnut Streets in Seymour from Captain Meedy W. Shields.  It was at this first location that Fred Voss operated Seymour’s first Cooper Shop.  In 1899 on this same site, Fred Voss and his son, Frank J. Voss, established a furniture store and  funeral parlor.  For a few months, this business was conducted under the name of Fred Voss but was soon changed to Frank J. Voss.  In future years, Walter Voss, son of Frank J. Voss, joined the firm followed by Walter “Bud” and Tom, sons of Walter.  As the funeral service expanded in the late 1920′s, it became apparent that larger quarters were needed, and the Charles Leininger home at 316 North Chestnut Street was purchased.  This brick home was built in 1876 and is the present location of Voss and Sons Funeral Service, Inc.  After an improvement program was mapped out, rooms were added, interior walls changed, and the building rearranged, the new mortuary was opened to the public in 1930. On July 4, 1959, Kenneth E. Spoor moved from Louisville, Kentucky, to Seymour to work for “Bud” and Tom Voss.  Kenneth was born in Whiting, Indiana, and graduated from Fordsville High School in Fordsville, Kentucky, and also from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville.  On May 30, 1967, he purchased the business from the Voss brothers.  He and his wife, Martha, worked at the funeral home together for many years. On January 19, 1999, Mark and Connie Adams bought the business from her parents, Ken and Martha Spoor.  They continue to operate the funeral home today.

Our Valued Staff

Service after the Service

Service after the Service

We here at Voss Funeral Service pride ourselves in our “service after the service“.  Our staff will help your family with every step of the process of insurance claims, Social Security filing and Veterans Administration benefits.  We are also   knowledgeable in Medicaid application as it pertains to nursing home admission and pre-planning and purchase of funerals with or without pre-existing life insurance.

  • D. Mark  Adams

    D. Mark Adams Owner

    Mark Adams is a licensed Funeral Director and owner of Voss & Sons Funeral Service, Inc. since 1999. He was born in Columbus, Indiana and graduated from Seymour High School in 1981. In 1985, he graduated with scholastic honors from Mid America College of Mortuary Science. He and his wife, Connie, have been married 34 years and are the parents of four children: Lydia, Meredith, Janelle and Brantley; and very proud grandparents of their granddaughter, Ansley and grandson Pierson. Mark also holds an Indiana Insurance License. He is a member of the Eagles Club and a Board member of the Seymour Boys and Girls Club. He is a past president of the Cortland Alumni Association. In 1989, he was voted Big Brother of the Year; and in 1999, he was Seymour’s Small Business Man of the Year. Mark loves to spend time with his grandchildren and to drive his restored 1978 Camaro.

  • Scotty Wessel

    Scotty Wessel Licensed Funeral Director

    Scotty Wessel is a licensed Funeral Director. He was born In Seymour, IN and graduated from Seymour High School In 2000. He graduated from Mid America College of Mortuary Science where he obtained his Associates Degree and went on to obtain his Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Ottawa University. He and his wife Meagan have been married for 15 years and have one son named Gavin. They are members Redeemer Lutheran Church. In his spare time Scotty enjoys spending time with his family, farming, and showing livestock at the county fair.

  • Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Operations Manager/Pre-Need and After Care Specialist

    Rick began his career with Voss & Sons Funeral Service in April 2017. From owning his landscape business for over 20 years he has a great understanding of customer service which he demonstrates daily with our families. Rick has strong management skills from his work experience with The Seymour Park & Recreation department managing the concession stands for 5 years at 7 parks. Rick has resided in Seymour for most of his life. He graduated from Seymour High and is still active within the school by announcing Soccer and Softball games. Rick is a licensed Life Insurance Agent, specializing in Funeral Trusts; he is also available for your After-Care needs. As the Operations Manager he is in tuned with your family’s needs and staff scheduling to make sure all visitations and funerals are handled with the utmost respect for your loved ones and the least amount of stress for their families. Rick was blessed with
    2 daughters, Carlee Bender and Haley Westfall. Outside of work Rick enjoys going for jeep rides, watching sports, cooking, traveling and spending time with his family.

  • Clint Hackman

    Clint Hackman Monument Specialist

    Clint Hackman graduated from Seymour High School in 1998. He then attended Mid American Mortuary College, graduating in 2002. He is currently employed full time with the Seymour Fire Department as a fireman. On his days off from the fire department he is busy at Voss & Sons as the Monument Specialist. He and his wife Amy have been married for 18 years and have two boys, Charlie and Will. Clint's family attends Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown. He enjoys spending time with his family and attending all of his kids extracurricular activities on his days off.

  • Amber Prather

    Amber Prather Receptionist

    Amber retired in January 2021 from Valeo after 25 years of service and joined Voss and Sons in February of 2021. She and her husband Rick have been married for 33 years and he is the Pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Seymour. They both enjoy doing ministry work and spreading the word of the Lord Jesus Christ wherever they go. They also enjoy shooting on local gun ranges and at local competition meets. Together they have 4 sons, 1 daughter, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. They also have a 20 year old spoiled white cat named Buddy.

  • Leon  Seitz

    Leon Seitz Service Associate

    He and his wife, Linda, are the parents of two grown sons. They have two granddaughters and a grandson. They are both active members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Borchers. Leon began working here in 2003 after retiring from 40 years of teaching in the Seymour Community School System. His hobbies include spending time with his grandchildren, following local and college sports, and enjoying his retirement.

  • Sharon  Tirey

    Sharon Tirey Service Associate

    Sharon began working at Voss and Sons in 2007. She moved to Seymour in 1963 from Mitchell. She and her late husband Jerry are the parents of three grown children and have 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She retired from Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan Association after 22 years. She is a member of First United Methodist Church where she serves as the Treasurer. She is also a member of the Seymour Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Her hobbies include piecing quilts and reading. She enjoys browsing in quilt shops and bookstores in her spare time.

  • Dave Banks

    Dave Banks Service Associate