Welcome to the Newcomer Funeral Service Group website.

Headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, we operate funeral homes and cemeteries in nine states. If you would like to join a company that is growing, dynamic, innovative, and focused completely on providing families with the highest quality funeral services, you have come to the right place.

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We are very proud to be known as one of the most progressive, growth-oriented funeral service providers in the country. Our highest calling is to provide the best possible service to each family we serve
- one family at a time, every day.

We are always recruiting talented professionals to work as funeral directors, managers, preneed sales associates, administrative professionals and support staff.

We provide competitive salaries, health, dental and life insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, profit-sharing and a 401k plan.

We also have a dedicated training department to help you sharpen your skills and keep up with new technologies.

Our History

Our company benefits from a long and rich tradition dating back to 1893, when D.W. Newcomer opened a funeral home in Kansas City. Followed by his son, grandson, and great grandson Ren Newcomer, the tradition of providing quality funeral service at a fair price has guided the family for generations.

We believe every family deserves personal service, merchandise of the highest quality, and a price that is fair. This belief has guided our expansion and plans for future growth. Learn more about how our company has grown over the years in the timeline below.

120 Years of Growth

  • 1893

    Kansas City craftsman D.W. Newcomer asked to make casket by a friend and begins business.

    Kansas City craftsman D.W. Newcomer asked to make casket by a friend and begins business.
  • 1925
    D.W.’s son David expands business and purchases land in what will become Kansas City’s Plaza district to build a funeral home.

    D.W.’s son David expands business and purchases land in what will become Kansas City’s Plaza district to build a funeral home.

  • 1936

    Newcomer’s Plaza funeral home expands.

    Newcomer’s Plaza funeral home expands.
  • 1945
    United States Navy veteran Warren Newcomer, a third-generation funeral director, joins the family business.

    United States Navy veteran Warren Newcomer, a third-generation funeral director, joins the family business.

  • 1971

    Warren Newcomer steps out of Kansas City business, retains funeral home in Topeka, Kansas.

    Warren Newcomer steps out of Kansas City business, retains funeral home in Topeka, Kansas.
  • 1975
    Warren’s son Ren graduates from the University of Kansas and joins the family business in Topeka, Kansas.

    Warren’s son Ren graduates from the University of Kansas and joins the family business in Topeka, Kansas.

  • 1978
    Ren Newcomer purchases Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price and Mid-Town Chapels in Topeka, Kansas.

    Ren Newcomer purchases Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price and Mid-Town Chapels in Topeka, Kansas.

  • 1981
    Ren marries Theresa Cernich of Kansas City.

    Ren marries Theresa Cernich of Kansas City.

  • 1983

    Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in Hutchinson, Kansas joins the Penwell-Gabel family.

  • 1988
    Memorial Park Cemeteries in Topeka and Hutchinson, Kansas are purchased.

    Memorial Park Cemeteries in Topeka and Hutchinson, Kansas are purchased.

  • 1990
    Johnson Chapel in Junction City, Kansas joins the Penwell-Gabel family.

    Johnson Chapel in Junction City, Kansas joins the Penwell-Gabel family.

  • 1991
    Hutchinson, Kansas funeral home moves to its new facility.

    Hutchinson, Kansas funeral home moves to its new facility.

  • 1994

    Ren and Theresa launch Newcomer Funeral Home, a value-priced alternative to the high cost of funeral services.

    Ren and Theresa launch Newcomer Funeral Home, a value-priced alternative to the high cost of funeral services.
  • 1994

    Memorial Chapel in Olathe is built.

    Memorial Chapel in Olathe is built.
  • 1995

    Lakewood, Colorado funeral home opens in original location.

  • 1995

    Albany, New York location opens in a remodeled insurance claims office.

    Albany, New York location opens in a remodeled insurance claims office.
  • 1995

    Mass-Hinitt Chapel in Junction City, Kansas joins the Penwell-Gabel family.

  • 1996

    The South Dayton, Ohio chapel opens in a remodeled grocery store.

    The South Dayton, Ohio chapel opens in a remodeled grocery store.
  • 1996

    Akron, Ohio chapel opens in a remodeled cafeteria.

    Akron, Ohio chapel opens in a remodeled cafeteria.
  • 1997
    The Southeast Chapel in Topeka, Kansas is built.

    The Southeast Chapel in Topeka, Kansas is built.

  • 1998

    Parker-Price Chapel in Topeka, Kansas is remodeled.

    Parker-Price Chapel in Topeka, Kansas is remodeled.
  • 1999
    Ren & Theresa establish the Tradition of Caring® Nursing Scholarship program with scholarships awarded annually to nursing students in each community.

    Ren & Theresa establish the Tradition of Caring® Nursing Scholarship program with scholarships awarded annually to nursing students in each community.

  • 1999
    Mass-Hinitt Chapel in Junction City, Kansas moves to a newly-built facility.

    Mass-Hinitt Chapel in Junction City, Kansas moves to a newly-built facility.

  • 2000

    The West Rochester, New York chapel opens.

    The West Rochester, New York chapel opens.
  • 2000

    The East Orlando location opens.

    The East Orlando location opens.
  • 2000

    Newcomer Funeral Home opens in Columbus, Ohio.

    Newcomer Funeral Home opens in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 2001

    Newcomer Funeral Home opens in Toledo, Ohio.

    Newcomer Funeral Home opens in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 2001

    North Dayton Chapel is built. It is the second location in the Dayton metro area.

    North Dayton Chapel is built. It is the second location in the Dayton metro area.
  • 2001

    The East Rochester, New York chapel opens.

    The East Rochester, New York chapel opens.
  • 2001

    The Flint Hills Chapel opens in Council Grove, Kansas.

    The Flint Hills Chapel opens in Council Grove, Kansas.
  • 2002

    Syracuse, New York location is opened.

    Syracuse, New York location is opened.
  • 2002

    Newcomer Funeral Service Group begins offering markers, monuments & permanent keepsakes.

    Newcomer Funeral Service Group begins offering markers, monuments & permanent keepsakes.
  • 2003

    Herington Chapel joins the Penwell-Gabel family in Kansas.

    Herington Chapel joins the Penwell-Gabel family in Kansas.
  • 2004

    Lakewood, Colorado chapel moves to its new location.

    Lakewood, Colorado chapel moves to its new location.
  • 2004

    Aurora, Colorado location opens. It is the second location in Denver.

    Aurora, Colorado location opens. It is the second location in Denver.
  • 2004

    Grove City, Ohio location opens, serving as the second location in Columbus.

    Grove City, Ohio location opens, serving as the second location in Columbus.
  • 2005

    Titusville, Florida location opens on the Space Coast.

    Titusville, Florida location opens on the Space Coast.
  • 2005

    Beavercreek, Ohio location opens, serving as the third funeral home in Dayton.

    Beavercreek, Ohio location opens, serving as the third funeral home in Dayton.
  • 2007

    Online broadcasting of funeral services introduced in selected locations.

    Online broadcasting of funeral services introduced in selected locations.
  • 2007

    The Southwest Chapel in Topeka, Kansas is built.

    The Southwest Chapel in Topeka, Kansas is built.
  • 2007

    The Wilson & Son funeral homes in Louisburg and Paola, Kansas join Penwell-Gabel.

    The Wilson & Son funeral homes in Louisburg and Paola, Kansas join Penwell-Gabel.
  • 2008

    Louisville, Kentucky location opens.

    Louisville, Kentucky location opens.
  • 2008

    Newcomer Funeral Service Group introduces online viewing of services in selected locations.

    Newcomer Funeral Service Group introduces online viewing of services in selected locations.
  • 2009

    Newcomer Funeral Service Group begins offering Earth-Friendly products and services.

    Newcomer Funeral Service Group begins offering Earth-Friendly products and services.
  • 2010

    New Albany, Indiana location opens.

    New Albany, Indiana location opens.
  • 2010

    Southwest Toledo location opens. It is the second location in the Toledo metro.

    Southwest Toledo location opens. It is the second location in the Toledo metro.
  • 2010

    The Penwell-Gabel Family Center opens in Topeka as a place for families to gather and share a meal after the funeral service.

    The Penwell-Gabel Family Center opens in Topeka as a place for families to gather and share a meal after the funeral service.
  • 2011

    Newcomer Funeral Homes begin serving Cincinnati, Ohio families.

    Newcomer Funeral Homes begin serving Cincinnati, Ohio families.
  • 2012

    Green Bay, Wisconsin facility opens.

    Green Bay, Wisconsin facility opens.
  • 2012

    Western Hills Chapel opens in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Western Hills Chapel opens in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2012

    The Penwell-Gabel funeral home is built in Osawatomie, Kansas

    The Penwell-Gabel funeral home is built in Osawatomie, Kansas
  • 2013

    Newcomer Funeral Home – Southwest Louisville Chapel opens as the third location in the Kentuckiana area.

    Newcomer Funeral Home – Southwest Louisville Chapel opens as the third location in the Kentuckiana area.
520 SW 27th Street
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 233-6655
(877) 571-6374

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