Success Stories

Dickens Family Funeral Home

April 21, 2015 4:46:52pm

The SCKEDD Microloan program recently closed a loan with Dickens Family Funeral Home LLC owned by Brett and Katy Dickens, located at 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas. Brett managed David W. Barnes Funeral Home for 10 years in Sedan and has over 14 years of experience in the industry. When the opportunity to purchase the funeral home opened up, they decided to purchase it and open Dickens Family Funeral Home. Although they were approved with their bank for part of the project, there was a gap in the total project funding needed. Jack Newcomb referred the Dickens to SCKEDD and the Chautauqua County E-Community program to see if they could help fill this gap. SCKEDD’s Microloan program and Chautauqua County’s E-Community program were able to help finance the remaining funds to provide working capital and the non-compete agreement for the purchase of the business. Phone: (620) 725-3101