Our Valued 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. We are nothing without our dedicated staff. If you take a few minutes to get to know us online, when you walk through our doors and see familiar faces, it will make your experience with us that much better.

  • Roger A. Beyers

    Roger A. Beyers, President/3rd Generation Owner

  • Roger  Beyers Jr.

    Roger Beyers Jr., Crematory Operations Manager

    I’m a Certified Crematory Operator with 14 years of experience. I was born and still reside in Leesburg, FL. After graduating Leesburg High School, I obtained an Associate in Arts degree from Lake Sumter and an Associate in Mortuary Science from, Gupton-Jones. I am the 4th generation of Beyers Funeral Home and currently serve as our Crematory Manager. Outside of work I enjoy running 5k’s, paddleboarding, hunting, fishing, concerts, and just about anything outdoors.

  • David G. Rosenbalm

    David G. Rosenbalm, Director of Operations

    I am a lifelong Leesburg resident and graduate of Leesburg High School. After working part time with the Beyers Funeral Home family and realizing how meaningful it is walking a family through their time of loss, I received an A.S. in Mortuary Science from St. Petersburg College in 1995 becoming a fully licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in 1996. I am a board member of the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and member of FEMORS, Florida’s Emergency Mortuary Operations Response team. I previously served on the board of the Leesburg Rotary Club and the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy spending time with family, Disney, and the Florida Gators.

  • Keith A. Sumner

    Keith A. Sumner, Location Manager, Purcell Chapel

    I have been a licensed funeral director in Florida since 1985 and in the funeral business since 1981. I have been at Beyers Funeral Home since 1988. I became interested in the funeral business to serve people during the most difficult time in their lives. I live in Bushnell. I’m married and have 3 daughters and four grandchildren. I am a member of Cross Connection Church in Bushnell, an Eagle Scout, have served in the Rotary Club, Kiwanis and love being a part of our community. I enjoy water sports, go carting, disc golf, fishing, the Indy 500 and most of all time with family.

  • Terry L. Hensley

    Terry L. Hensley, Location Manager, The Villages/Lady

    I’ve been a funeral director since 1980 besides a need for a career. I always wanted a career that brought me satisfaction of being able to help someone during a difficult time in their life. A career that is more the a vocation but also a ministry. To be able to combine business and ministry is difficult but it is fulfilling when they are accomplished together.

  • Steve Cruttenden

    Steve Cruttenden, Licensed Funeral Director

    I’ve been a licensed funeral director/ embalmer for 34 years. I love helping people and God put me in this position to be able to help folks through a difficult time. I’ve been married 24 years to my beautiful wife we have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. I’m a former high school & collegiate athlete. I have coached all levels of baseball including 6 years as a high school head coach, I enjoy staying fit, gardening, the outdoors, fishing , and spending time with my family.

  • John Dowling

    John Dowling, Licensed Funeral Director

    In the 6th grade we gave a talk on what we wanted to do as an adult and I said I wanted to be an ” undertaker”. I began working at funeral home shortly after high school been a director for 40 years. I was married to Judy she passed away in 2019. We were a blended family with 6 children and 11 grandchildren. I am originally from Memphis Tennessee and moved here in 2005.

  • Kristina  Eldridge

    Kristina Eldridge, Licensed Funeral Director

    I have been in the funeral industry since 2002. I received my mortuary degree from St. Petersburg College and have been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for the past 11 years at Purcell Chapel, Beyers Funeral Home. I decided to go into the funeral industry to serve and help families in the community that I grew up in. I am a member of the United Methodist Church of St. Catherine, the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and sit on the Evergreen Cemetery Board of Trustees. I love spending time with my family and alongside my daughters, being involved with the 4H and FFA programs in Sumter County.

  • Patrick Fulton

    Patrick Fulton, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Doug Hendricks

    Doug Hendricks, Licensed Funeral Director

    It has been my pleasure to be a part of the Beyers Funeral Homes family serving the residents of the Umatilla and Astor area since 2006. I learned the business from the bottom up beginning while a junior at Eustis High School working at the funeral home part time after school and on the weekends. Working in the funeral industry requires a special set of skills as well as dedication and service to others that was atypical of a normal career path. I soon realized that I enjoyed my job and felt satisfaction in helping others in their time of need and decided to pursue a career in the funeral industry. Following high school, I began my pursuit of becoming a Licensed Funeral Director, Obtaining my degree and my Funeral Director License in 1988.

  • Tony  Kamus

    Tony Kamus, Licensed Funeral Director

    I’ve been a funeral director since 1977, but started working in the profession in 1972. I am a licensed funeral director in Florida and North Carolina. I started working at the funeral home part-time while going to college studying to be a civil or mechanical engineer. I decided then that I prefer helping families through a most difficult time in their lives in dealing with the loss of their loved one.

  • Rick B. Kurfiss

    Rick B. Kurfiss, Licensed Funeral Director

    I’ve been a funeral director since 1976. I’m 3rd generation funeral director. My family started/owned 2 funeral homes in 1947.

  • Bob  Wallace

    Bob Wallace, Licensed Funeral Director

    Started in 1972 in Connecticut. After working as an associate during college decided funeral directing was an honorable career that supports families in an extremely difficult period in their lives I left the industry for a period of time. And returned 10 years ago to continue in my pursuit of serving families. In my 70s I still find great satisfaction and comfort in this role.

  • Kathy  Riley

    Kathy Riley, Advance Funeral Planning

  • Ilene Newton

    Ilene Newton, Aftercare Coordinator

  • Rick  Reed

    Rick Reed, LIFE Program Director

  • Carol  Hall

    Carol Hall, Aftercare Coordinator