The history of Voss & Sons dates back to 1857 when Fred Voss purchased a business site on the corner of Tipton and Chestnut Streets in Seymour from Captain Meedy W. Shields. It was at this first location that Fred Voss operated Seymour’s first Cooper Shop. In 1899 on this same site, Fred Voss and his son, Frank J. Voss, established a furniture store and funeral parlor.
For a few months, this business was conducted under the name of Fred Voss but was soon changed to Frank J. Voss. In future years, Walter Voss, son of Frank J. Voss, joined the firm followed by Walter “Bud” and Tom, sons of Walter.
As the funeral service expanded in the late 1920′s, it became apparent that larger quarters were needed, and the Charles Leininger home at 316 North Chestnut Street was purchased. This brick home was built in 1876 and is the present location of Voss and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. After an improvement program was mapped out, rooms were added, interior walls changed, and the building rearranged, the new mortuary was opened to the public in 1930.
On July 4, 1959, Kenneth E. Spoor moved from Louisville, Kentucky, to Seymour to work for “Bud” and Tom Voss. Kenneth was born in Whiting, Indiana, and graduated from Fordsville High School in Fordsville, Kentucky, and also from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville. On May 30, 1967, he purchased the business from the Voss brothers. He and his wife, Martha, worked at the funeral home together for many years.
On January 19, 1999, Mark and Connie Adams bought the business from her parents, Ken and Martha Spoor. The Adamses legacy will long be remembered as continuing a legacy of care to those in need, and significant contributors to Jackson County philanthropy needs.
After searching for a legacy to Voss, the Adamses sold the funeral home to Paul and Kristin St.Pierre on July 1, 2021. Paul is a sixth generation Funeral Director, with a legacy also extending back to the 1800’s. Paul and Kristin look to build upon the history of Voss & Sons, and to serve the community with the sincerest care at the time of a loss.
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