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.

  • Mr. D. Mark  Adams

    Mr. 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.

  • Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Funeral Assistant

    Rick started with Voss & Sons in April, 2017. Rick brings with him a great understanding of customer service after owning his own landscaping business for almost 20 years. Rick also worked closely with the Seymour parks and recreation department managing the concession stands for seven parks in Seymour for five years. Rick has spent most of his life in Seymour, graduated from Seymour High School, and has many ties to this community. Rick has two daughters, Carlee Westfall Bender, and Haley Westfall, a student at Purdue. Rick is an active member of First Baptist Church in Seymour and has served on various boards and committees there.
    Rick enjoys announcing the SHS Soccer games.

  • Mrs. Christa Mouser

    Mrs. Christa Mouser Administrative Associate

    Christa began working at Voss & Sons in June 2017. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for 27 years. They are the proud parents of Donna Mouser and Rebecca (Seth) Burton as well grandparents to Lyla and Josiah. Her hobbies include reading and spending time with her family and furbabies.

  • 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

  • Donnie Grider

    Donnie Grider Service Associate

  • Brandon S. Davis

    Brandon S. Davis Student

    Brandon has been living in Seymour for over 20 years and graduated from Seymour High School in 2011. He went on to Indiana State where he graduated with an elementary teacher’s license. He taught in Brownstown for three years before he came to work for Voss full time. His father works at Premier Ag in Seymour and his mother is the secretary at Calvary Baptist of Seymour. He is married to Haley, has four younger siblings and two adorable Australian Shepherds. He is looking forward to many more years serving in his hometown.

  • 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.

  • Mrs. Leslie Ball

    Mrs. Leslie Ball Administrative Associate

    Leslie joined Voss & Sons in November of 2019. She was raised as a “military brat” and graduated in 1985 from Ludwigsburg American High School in Germany before returning to Seymour in 1986. Prior to joining Voss & Sons, she spent 14 years as the Bakery Manager at Sonya’s Party Plus/Cakes Created. Leslie and her husband Jerry have been married for 21 years and have four children; Cassie (Neil) Keshvani, Kirsten Davidson, Aaron Ball and Sarah Ball. She has been a member of Rockford United Methodist Church for 27 years, is active in the women’s group and is a youth group leader. Leslie is on the Executive Team of the board of Waymaker Ministries, Inc. and is active in Double Down Outreach and the Jackson County Resource Center/Shelter. Her spare time (if she has any) is spent reading, baking and decorating, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Mrs. Dona Williams

    Mrs. Dona Williams Retired Receptionist

    Dona retired in 2019 after having been with Voss & Sons since 2001. She will still be seen filling in at the front desk or working the door at visitations. She has been married to Duane for over 46 years and they have two sons; Darrell (Jill) Williams and Ryan ( Kelly) Williams and six grandchildren. She is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Dona graduated from Seymour High School in 1970. Her hobbies are gardening, cooking and spending time with the family and attending all the grandkids' sporting events.