Lasater Funeral Homes & Family Center

Funeral Home & Family Center
(740) 392-0005
11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Brent Lasater, Owner and Funeral Director

Brent Lasater was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio; moved to Mount Vernon after graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1996. Brent and wife Gloria Dickerson Lasater moved to Delaware in 1999, later to return in the summer of 2003. Brent is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance agent. He is a member of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club, The Old Homestead Club, Mt. Zion Lodge # 9 F.& A.M., Elks Lodge, the Heritage Center Association, Board member of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce,  and The Mount Vernon Country Club. Brent and his wife Gloria have three children: Carter and twins Avery and Ashton.

Gloria Dickerson Lasater, Owner and Funeral Director

Gloria Dickerson Lasater, a native of Gambier. She is a 1994 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Gloria began her employment with Dilley Funeral Service in 1995, while attending college. In 1997, she graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Gloria is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. In 1999, Gloria married her husband Brent Lasater and moved to Delaware. In the summer of 2003, both Brent and Gloria returned to Mount Vernon. Gloria is a member and club officer of the Soroptimist International of Mount Vernon and Knox County and a member of The Mount Vernon Country Club. Gloria and her husband Brent have three children: Carter and twins Avery and Ashton. She is the daughter of Leonard and Dottie Dickerson of Gambier.

Pete Dilley, Former Owner (November 18, 1938- April 1, 2014)

John T. “Pete” Dilley has lived in Mount Vernon for over 30 years. Pete attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1960. Pete was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Ohio Lodge #199 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite, Aladdin Shrine, O.E.S., Fraternal Order of the Elks, Loyal Order of the Moose, and Director Emeritus of Hospice of Knox County. Pete passed away April 1, 2014. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary, 2 daughters, and 5 grandchildren.

Mary Dilley, Former Owner

Mary S. Dilley has lived in Mount Vernon for many years. Mary is a 1960 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. degree in Medical Technology. She received her Funeral Directors license in 1978. Mary is a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, O.E.S., Soroptomist International, the Mount Vernon Questers Club, Mary and her husband Pete have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Mary continues to reside in Mount Vernon.

Moses Hamilton, Funeral Director Assistant

Moses is a lifelong Knox County resident and a 1994 graduate of Mount Vernon High School.  He started his employment with the Lasaters in 2009.  Moses helps on the day to day activities of the funeral business.  He is active in the YMCA soccer program and an elder at Millwood Church of Christ.   Moses and his wife Rebecca have four children.  Gabriel, Sarah, and twins Hannah and Grace.

Mark LaClair, Associate

Mark and his wife Cheryl have been resident of the Bladensburg community for many years. Until recent moving to Mount Vernon. You will often see Mark assisting with calling hours/visitations and funeral services.  Mark has been at the funeral home for since late 1990s   He is a member and elder of the Bladensburg Church of Christ.  Mark and Cheryl together have 4children and __grandchildren.

Jason Frazer, Associate

Jason is a 1996 Graduate of Cazenovia College. Jason works full time at the Gay Street United Methodist Church and part time at the funeral home.  Jason’s friendly smile is often seen at our funeral home on weekends and evening hours.  He is Cub Scout Leader for Pack 339 and also a District Disaster Response Coordinator for the Three Rivers District.  Jason and his wife Taffy live in Mount Vernon and have two children  Patrick and Joslin.

Rev. Ben McKinstry, Pastor and Associate

Ben has been a pastor for many years and has counseled many grieving families.  He knows the importance of a funeral service and often provides his pastoral words to families without a home church.  Ben has offer words of comfort to many families in their time of need. Ben is currently the Pastor at the Bladensburg Church of Christ.  He and his wife Loretta live in Walhonding.

Jeff Rudrick, Associate

Jeff has been a lifetime resident of Knox County.  He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1984.   Jeff has been a full time employee of Ariel Corporation for 23 years. Jeff started working part time at the funeral home in 2008.  He attends Grove Church of Christ and enjoys camping, fishing, and trail riding.  Jeff resides in Mount Vernon with his wife Paula (Wolfe) Rudrick and has four children, Adam Josh, Jessica, and Travis.

Bud Burnside, Associate

Born and raised in Central Ohio, Bud recently retired from his career of outside sales in scientific instrumentation. Bud attends Gay Street United Methodist Church.  He enjoys fishing and visiting family in Michigan and Florida.  He and his wife Peggy (married 45years) have two sons and two grandsons. Bud started his employment in 2015 with the Lasater Funeral Home. He has been a great asset to our funeral home.

Recent Obituaries

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Jeffrey Hofmeister

Date of Death:
August 8, 2017

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Martha DeVenas

Date of Death:
August 4, 2017

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Michael Pealer

Date of Death:
August 3, 2017

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Wilbert “Preston” McCollum

Date of Death:
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Daniel W. Lanning

Date of Death:
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Diana K. Parsons

Date of Death:
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Marguerite M. Lawrence

Date of Death:
Friday, July 28, 2017

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Sue D. Hillier

Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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