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.
The Bath-Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory of Pittsburg, Weir and Columbus, KS traces its roots back to 1900. In 1987 the Bath Funeral Home of Pittsburg (formerly the E. K. Smith Funeral Home); the Naylor Funeral Home of Weir and the Naylor-Quinn Funeral Home of Pittsburg (formerly the B. C. Morgan Funeral Home) merged to form the Bath-Naylor Funeral Homes of Pittsburg and Weir. The Naylor Funeral Home had a location in Scammon, Kansas from1924 to 1972 at which time the Weir and Scammon locations were combined at the Main Street location in Weir, KS. In 1987 a new building at 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg was constructed which is the current home of the Pittsburg firm. In 1998 a crematory was constructed at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir and the name was changed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory of Pittsburg and Weir. Bath-Naylor is the only funeral home in the immediate four state area that has its own crematory facility. We do cremations for several area funeral homes as well as for our own. In 2001 the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory was built on South Highway 69 in Columbus, KS. With this addition we are able to serve all of southeast Kansas, as well as parts of Missouri and Oklahoma.
Former funeral directors and owners that are now deceased include A. W. & Ann Naylor; E. K. Smith; Sim Wesonig; T. W. “Tom” & Nobie Bath; A. E. “Ned” Naylor; Ed & Frances Quinn and B. W. “Bob” Bath. In addition Doris Naylor, wife of Ned Naylor, currently retired and living at rural Weir, KS and Joy Bath Huffman, currently retired and living in Joplin, MO.
Our Valued Staff
Joe Naylor, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Sally Naylor, Funeral Director
Shaun Jewell, Funeral Director & Embalmer
David Grimaldi, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Ashley Naylor-Long, Business Manager & Funeral Director
Alyssa Hixon, Funeral Director
Duane Elmore, Assistant Funeral Director & Embalmer