Heritage Ohio Closes on $3.5M Purchase of Becker Funeral Homes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Tennessee-based funeral home company has closed on its purchase of Becker Funeral Homes’ land and buildings, according to records from the Mahoning County Auditor’s office.

Heritage Ohio LLC, a division of Heritage Family Funeral Services of Blountville, Tenn., paid $3.5 million for Becker’s properties in Boardman, Poland, Struthers and Lowellville, data show.

The sales are part of Heritage’s acquisition of three longtime funeral operations in the Mahoning Valley – Becker, Lane Family Funeral Homes and Baumgardner Funeral Homes.

According to auditor’s records, Heritage paid $2 million for the Davis-Becker funeral home and surrounding land on Market Street in Boardman, the Becker pet crematory in Struthers and assorted smaller parcels in Struthers and Poland. 

The company paid another $1.5 million for the Lowellville and Poland locations of Cunningham-Becker funeral homes and Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, according to records.

Earlier this month, Heritage closed on its acquisition of Lane Funeral Homes’ properties in Trumbull County for $1.66 million. 

Mahoning County auditor’s records show that Heritage also purchased Lane’s family center in Canfield at 45. N. Broad St. for $404,940 on Jan. 30.

No other transactions associated with the Lane sale to Heritage have yet been recorded in Mahoning County. The funeral service operates homes in Austintown, Boardman and Canfield.

Heritage paid $311,740 for the Baumgardner Funeral Home in Kinsman on state Route 7 in Trumbull County on Jan. 9, records show.

In October, the three family-operated funeral homes announced they would sell to Heritage.

Becker, founded in 1896, operated locations in Lowellville, Struthers, Poland and Boardman. Lane, founded in 1855, operated funeral services in eight locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.  Baumgardner, established in 1944, operated two funeral homes in Kinsman and Andover.

Pictured at top: Davis-Becker Funeral Home on Market Street in Boardman.

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