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

Chafin Funeral Home was founded in 1957 and owned and operated by Gerald And Marie S. Chafin until 2000. In the absence of Gerald and Marie, Chafin Funeral Home has been operated by second and third generations of family.

John S. Cook started as an apprentice in 1967 and has become Co-Owner with his son Steven Cook, who started in 1985 at the age of 18. Steven is a graduate of the Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science and has managed the funeral home since 1989. He is assisted by his brother James Cook, having been employed since 2000.

We are proud to announce that beginning in June 2013 Jordan Cook will begin his journey in life through Chafin Funeral Home. Jordan graduated near the top of his class at Mingo Central High School and is now employed at our facility. He will be the 5th generation in our family business. 


Our Valued Staff

John &  Jane Cook

John & Jane Cook, President, Owner


Steven Cook &  Family

Steven Cook & Family, Licensee-In-Charge, Owner


Jordan  Cook

Jordan Cook, Attendant


James B.  Cook

James B. Cook, Apprentice