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Kenneth Churchill Imes Kentucky and Tennessee Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

A lifelong member of the community, Kenny has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1969 and is the fifth generation to his family to be in funeral service. He and Mary Beth, who is also a licensed funeral director, have been married over 50 years. They have three children, Molly, John and Matt and have seven grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

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Mary Beth Imes Licensed Funeral Director

Mary Beth was born and raised in Calloway County. She has been a licensed funeral director since 1975. She has been married to Kenny Imes for over 50 years and have three children, Molly, John, Matt Imes; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Maddie, Luke, Landan, Will, Abby, Hugh and one great grand daughter, Martha.

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John Beale Imes Kentucky and Tennessee Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

John was born and raised in Calloway County. He graduated from Calloway County High School in 1988. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Baylor and Murray State University. He and his wife, Shannon, live in Murray and have two children, Elizabeth and Luke, as well as, one granddaughter, Martha.

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Matt Imes Owner, Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Licensed Life Insurance Agent Matt@imesfh.com

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Sammy Cunningham Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director Sammy@imesfh.com

Sammy was born in Murray, KY on September 9, 1962 to Ruth and Robert Cunningham and is a graduate of Calloway County High School. He attended Mid Continent College. Sammy has pastored churches in Western Kentucky for over 30 years. He joined the staff at Imes Funeral Home and Crematory in 2015.  He is married to Deborah Roos Cunningham and has three children; Kayla, Alyssa and Mariah. He loves to collect antique toys. His greatest joy in life is to help others in their time of need.

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Wendy Imes Owner, Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Life Insurance Agent Wendy@imesfh.com

Wendy is a native of Murray. She is a 1996 graduate of Murray High School, then earned a Bachelor's in Business/Marketing from Murray State University. In addition, Wendy is a Licensed Life Insurance Agent, as well as, a Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director. She is the wife of Matt, co-owner of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory. They married on May 1, 2004 and have three children, Will, Abby and Hugh. She is a member of Murray Womans Club, volunteers at Soup for the Soul and Hickory Woods Retirement Center, is a PTO member, and is very involved at her church. Wendy believes that her position in funeral service is truly a called ministry.

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Janus Vilardo Kentucky Licensed Embalmer & Funeral Director

Janus has been a Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director since 1989 after graduating from Cypress College of Mortuary Science in California. She married Tony Vilardo in 1990 and they have three children: Jacqueline, Nicholas and Phillip. They have called Murray home since 2004. Janus is very happy to be a part of the dedicated Imes family assisting those families who entrust us with their loved one's care.

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Lynn Colley Funeral Support Staff

Lynn was born in Mayfield, Kentucky. She graduated from Cuba High School & earned her 30 above Master’s Degree from Murray State University. Lin taught first grade at Sedalia Elementary for 30 years and retired in 1998. She and her husband, Al (Butch) Colley have been married for 50 years. They have one daughter Alison (Chris) Hill and two grandchildren, Colley & Ripley Hill. She has enjoyed working with the Imes family since 2007.

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Carmen Garland Funeral Support Staff carmen@imesfh.com

Carmen is a great addition to Imes Funeral Home and Crematory. Born and raised in IL, she came to Murray to be an MSU Racer. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees and began working at Murray State in several administrative roles. She retired after 31 years. Carmen has two sons, Justin and Josh. They are both married, have two children each and live in Murray. Carmen loves spoiling her grandchildren, enjoys home projects, and working in her yard. She is proud to be a part of the Imes family business that has such a strong personal commitment to families in their time of loss, sharing their grief from loss of beloved family members, dear friends, and cherished pets.

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Patrick Morris Funeral Assistant

Patrick joined the Imes Funeral Home family in 2019. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Murray with their two sons, Noah and Cooper. Patrick works for the Murray Police Department and is currently the school resource officer for Murray Middle School. Born and raised in the Kirksey community, Patrick is the son of the late Bill "Cutworm" Morris and Carolyn Towery Morris, and is a 1995 graduate of Calloway County High School.

Kenneth Churchill Imes

Kentucky and Tennessee Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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A lifelong member of the community, Kenny has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1969 and is the fifth generation to his family to be in funeral service. He and Mary Beth, who is also a licensed funeral director, have been married over 50 years. They have three children, Molly, John and Matt and have seven grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

Mary Beth Imes

Licensed Funeral Director
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Mary Beth was born and raised in Calloway County. She has been a licensed funeral director since 1975. She has been married to Kenny Imes for over 50 years and have three children, Molly, John, Matt Imes; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Maddie, Luke, Landan, Will, Abby, Hugh and one great grand daughter, Martha.

John Beale Imes

Kentucky and Tennessee Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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John was born and raised in Calloway County. He graduated from Calloway County High School in 1988. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Baylor and Murray State University. He and his wife, Shannon, live in Murray and have two children, Elizabeth and Luke, as well as, one granddaughter, Martha.

Matt Imes

Owner, Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Licensed Life Insurance Agent
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Sammy Cunningham

Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director
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Sammy was born in Murray, KY on September 9, 1962 to Ruth and Robert Cunningham and is a graduate of Calloway County High School. He attended Mid Continent College. Sammy has pastored churches in Western Kentucky for over 30 years. He joined the staff at Imes Funeral Home and Crematory in 2015.  He is married to Deborah Roos Cunningham and has three children; Kayla, Alyssa and Mariah. He loves to collect antique toys. His greatest joy in life is to help others in their time of need.

Wendy Imes

Owner, Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Life Insurance Agent
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Wendy is a native of Murray. She is a 1996 graduate of Murray High School, then earned a Bachelor's in Business/Marketing from Murray State University. In addition, Wendy is a Licensed Life Insurance Agent, as well as, a Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director. She is the wife of Matt, co-owner of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory. They married on May 1, 2004 and have three children, Will, Abby and Hugh. She is a member of Murray Womans Club, volunteers at Soup for the Soul and Hickory Woods Retirement Center, is a PTO member, and is very involved at her church. Wendy believes that her position in funeral service is truly a called ministry.

Janus Vilardo

Kentucky Licensed Embalmer & Funeral Director
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Janus has been a Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director since 1989 after graduating from Cypress College of Mortuary Science in California. She married Tony Vilardo in 1990 and they have three children: Jacqueline, Nicholas and Phillip. They have called Murray home since 2004. Janus is very happy to be a part of the dedicated Imes family assisting those families who entrust us with their loved one's care.

Lynn Colley

Funeral Support Staff
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Lynn was born in Mayfield, Kentucky. She graduated from Cuba High School & earned her 30 above Master’s Degree from Murray State University. Lin taught first grade at Sedalia Elementary for 30 years and retired in 1998. She and her husband, Al (Butch) Colley have been married for 50 years. They have one daughter Alison (Chris) Hill and two grandchildren, Colley & Ripley Hill. She has enjoyed working with the Imes family since 2007.

Carmen Garland

Funeral Support Staff
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Carmen is a great addition to Imes Funeral Home and Crematory. Born and raised in IL, she came to Murray to be an MSU Racer. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees and began working at Murray State in several administrative roles. She retired after 31 years. Carmen has two sons, Justin and Josh. They are both married, have two children each and live in Murray. Carmen loves spoiling her grandchildren, enjoys home projects, and working in her yard. She is proud to be a part of the Imes family business that has such a strong personal commitment to families in their time of loss, sharing their grief from loss of beloved family members, dear friends, and cherished pets.

Patrick Morris

Funeral Assistant
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Patrick joined the Imes Funeral Home family in 2019. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Murray with their two sons, Noah and Cooper. Patrick works for the Murray Police Department and is currently the school resource officer for Murray Middle School. Born and raised in the Kirksey community, Patrick is the son of the late Bill "Cutworm" Morris and Carolyn Towery Morris, and is a 1995 graduate of Calloway County High School.