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

Ohio County natives D.M. Miller, Jr. and Danny Schapmire began a partnership in the early 1960s while serving as funeral directors of Birkhead Funeral Home in Hartford. 

In 1966 D.M. & Elizabeth Ann Miller and Danny & Suzanne Schapmire purchased the historic Benton-Felix property at 114 West Walnut Street in Hartford and started a tradition of funeral service excellence with the establishment of Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home. 

The Benton-Felix home was built in 1849 and was the residence of Mr. Frank Felix. Mr. Felix served as County Attorney in the late 1800s and owned and operated the Hartford Herald from 1888 until 1917. Much of the original grandeur of the home still exists today. Through the years renovations have been completed to ensure a comfortable surrounding while still providing a homelike atmosphere reminiscent of times past.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is a locally owned funeral home. We are proud of our heritage. We are proud to serve our community. We are here to serve your family.

Our Valued Staff

  • Nathan and Megan Morris

    Nathan and Megan Morris President & Vice-President

    Nathan proudly attended Owensboro Catholic High School. After graduating, Nathan moved to High Point, NC where he began performing music, releasing multiple albums and earning the 2010 Indie Charts Independent Artist of the Year Award. In 2010, Nathan began working at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home, the home his father-in-law has operated the last 55 years, where he served as General Manager. Megan had grown up in the funeral home. She began working at the family's home at a young age and quickly took hold of this life of service. Both attended the University of Kentucky and mortuary schools, Mid-America and Arapahoe, respectively. After marrying in 2012, Megan and Nathan saw a great need in the funeral industry; exemplary care. All are deserving of such care, no matter who they are or what backgrounds they had come from. In 2015, they formed Morris Family Homes, which is devoted to acquiring and continuing to implement the exceptional service communities in Kentucky and Indiana have grown to expect from the most incredible of people. In June of 2016, they purchased Miller Schapmire from Danny and Suzanne Schapmire and Ann Miller and the late DM Miller, four individuals who have selflessly devoted themselves and their lives to Ohio County. Danny continues to play a major role in providing exceptional service to your family, conducting ceremonies and sitting with the families who place their trust in ours, time and time again. We are here. We are invested in the community. We realize your family deserves the absolute best and will never settle for anything less. Together, Megan and Nathan have two children; Anderson, 3, and Everett, 2.

  • Christopher Hays

    Christopher Hays Manager-Funeral Service Professional

    Chris was born and raised in Lebanon, KY. He is a 1996 graduate of Marion County High School. After high school, Chris moved to Louisville, KY to attend Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he received an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science . After college, he served his apprenticeship at Funeral Auto Mortuary Science in Louisville.
    In 2001, Chris moved to Ohio County where he was employed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer for 14 years for William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. He also served as a former member of the Beaver Dam Code Enforcement Board and a former member of the Beaver Dam Housing Authority. He attends church at Daystar Worship Center in McHenry. Chris proudly resides in the Centertown Community with his wife, Mandy Kessinger Hays and their two children, Hunter and Eli.
    Chris has been employed with Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home since January 2016, where he now serves as General Manager. Aside from being a licensed Kentucky Funeral Director and Embalmer, Chris has also obtained his Indiana Funeral Director license.

  • Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll KLPC

    Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll KLPC Licensed Pastoral Counselor-in-Residence

    Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll is a Kentucky Licensed Pastoral Counselor (KLPC), a member of
    the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors, an Adjunct Professor at Louisville
    Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral
    Counselors. He is the Pastoral Counselor-in-Residence at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, where he offers Grief Counseling and facilitates The Good Grief Group, a monthly group counseling opportunity open to anyone who is living with grief and who desires to grow in
    and through the experience of it. He is also the founder and lead therapist at The Clinic @ The Montgomery, a counseling center located in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Dr. Carroll is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D.Min), Princeton
    Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and King College
    (B.A.). His post-doctoral studies took place at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family
    in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the institution responsible for the continuation of the
    work of Murray Bowen, whose Family Systems Theory has become the lens through which
    Dr. Carroll practices therapy in his private practice.Dr. Carroll engaged in further post-doctoral studies at the Kentuckiana Pastoral Counseling Consortium, a training center of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).

  • Danny M. Schapmire

    Danny M. Schapmire Funeral Service Professional

    Danny Schapmire was born and raised in Hartford, Kentucky. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1963 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer having graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville in 1966. In June of 1966 Danny Schapmire co-founded Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford.

    He and his wife, Suzanne Eskridge Schapmire, reside in Hartford. They have two sons, Marty Schapmire of Louisville and Chad Schapmire of Nashville and two grandchildren, Lily Grace and Nicholas Martin Schapmire. Danny and Suzanne are active in their church and the community. Danny is very proud of his heritage and is here to serve the families of Ohio County just as he has for more than 50 years.