Non-Licensed Staff

Michael Pavey, Family Care Associate
Toll Free Phone:  1-866-263-8112
Office Phone:  1-319-728-8151

Although Michael spent the first eighteen years of his life in Webster City, IA, he has lived the majority of his life in Columbus Junction, where he taught middle school for 36 years.  Michael and his wife, Marcia have three children and four grandchildren.  Michael earned his Bachelors degree from Westmar College and his Masters degree from the University of Iowa.  He is an active member of both the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church and the Columbus Lions Club.  Michael has been the recipient of the Iowa Social Studies Teacher of the Year award, the Southeast Iowa Volunteer of the Year award and the inaugural Columbus Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Year award.  In his free time, Michael enjoys reading, spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, creating DVD's of his family, and visiting with his former students.

Cindy Allen, Cemetery Office Manager
Toll Free Phone:  1-866-505-9984
Office Phone:  1-563-263-8842
Fax: 1-563-262-9302

Cindy was born in Clarinda, Iowa, but has spent the majority of her time growing up in Muscatine. She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1972 and then went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Marycrest College.  Cindy and her husband, Randy, together have three children, three grandchildren and two dogs.  She is a member of the First Christian Church and volunteers with the Muscatine Humane Society Auxiliary.  When not busy with work, Cindy enjoys reading, cooking, baking, swimming, playing with her grandchildren.

Susan Bales, Visitation Greeter

Susan (St. Peter) Bales was born in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated from Sioux City North Hugh School.  She had also attended Indian Hills College in Ottumwa and completed her Ministry training at Berean University in Springfield,, MO and the Iowa Ministries Network where she is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.  Susan and her husband, Mike have three children that are grown and six grandchildren.  She has served as Co-pastor of the First Assembly of God Church here in Muscatine for the past 21-years.  Before that they pastored in Ottumwa, Clinton and Webster City.  Susan is very active with her church and has other interest of learning the piano, singing in worship group at church, teaching and preaching.  Susan has been with the Lewis Funeral Homes for over 8-years as a visitation greeter and enjoys meeting many wonderful people.

Earlene Lekwa, Visitation Greeter

Earlene Lekwa was born in Columbus Junction and graduated from Columbus High School.  She graduated from the Burlington Beauty Academy and was a licensed cosmetologist for twenty years in Columbus Junction.  Earlene taught preschool for 8 years before joining the Lewis Funeral Homes staff in 2004.  Earlene and her husband Verl have two sons and four grandchildren.  She is a member of the Columbus City United Methodist Church where she serves as Lay Leader.  She is a member of the church choir and helps with Sunday School.  Earlene is active in the community, belonging to the Columbus Lions Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Columbus Community Club, Etude Music Club, Columbus Women's Organization and serving on the Columbus Children's Center Board.  She has also served one term as Columbus Junction Mayor. Earlene's hobbies include quilting, singing, spending time with the grandchildren and working in her flower beds.

Sharon Keeler-Visitation Greeter

Jann Frank, Visitation Greeter

​Melanie Kraklow, Visitation Greeter