Our History

According to the Colorado Funeral Directors Association records, funeral service provided in the Burlington area dates back to 1945. 
Below is our "Family Tree" that covers more than 70 years of service to the residents of Burlington and the surrounding communities.

1945, Wm. R. and Mary Hendricks purchased Orin P. Penny who owned and operated a hardware store in addition to a mortuary and ambulance business.
1945-84, Hendricks Mortuary, owned by Wm. R. and Mary Hendricks, he died 8-28-87
1984-92, Hendricks Mortuary, owned by Robert and Bonnie Hendricks (son of Wm. R.) 
1992, Hendricks-Love Mortuary, purchased by Earnest and Lori Love from Robert Hendricks
1992-2000, Hendricks-Love Mortuary, owned by Ernest and Lori Love
2000, Love Funeral purchased by Tim and Kristy Daum
2000-2017, Love Funeral owned by Tim and Kristy Daum
2017, Love Funeral Home purchased by Rick Elliott and partners, John Seitz and Jonathan Seitz

L-R back, Rick Elliott (Burlington and Cheyenne Wells), Kevin Wolfe (Limon and Strasburg), John Seitz, front, Jonathan Seitz

We know that ownership changes can be a time of uncertainty for those we hope to serve.  Our business, more than many, calls for a solid foundation of trust.  Please give us that opportunity to earn your trust. Combined, our owners/funeral directors have more than 75 years of service to families in Colorado.  We are not a huge, out of state conglomerate.  We don't answer to a distant Board of Directors; we answer only to ourselves and more importantly to the families we serve.