Jackie Burch was born and raised in Antlers, Oklahoma. She is the youngest of three children. She went to school and graduated from Antlers High School. After graduation she attended Eastern Oklahoma State College and studied general courses along with medical terminology classes from OSU, Okmulgee. At this time she also attended Kiamichi Technology Center in Hugo, Oklahoma and received her Registered Phlebotomy Certificate. She has worked at the local hospital and clinic as a phlebotomist over the past ten years, and still currently helps out at the hospital when needed.
She started to work at Mills and Coffey Funeral Home (ShainFamily Funeral Services) in 2010 as a funeral assistant and apprentice after Brent Shain gave her the first embalming book she ever read. In 2013 she moved locations to work for the Shain Family in Hugo, Oklahoma. While there she worked as a funeral assistant at Mt. Olive Funeral Home, Prater-Lampton Funeral Home, and SPS Crematorium. Jackie also attended cremation classes at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and received her Certified Crematory Arranger Certificate and Certified Crematory Operator Certificate.
Currently, she is attending American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service as a fulltime mortuary student. She is also the office manager and serves as secretary of our board at Serenity Funeral Service. Jackie also works for Antlers Fire/EMS as a volunteer firefighter/EMR. She is also on the technical rescue team in Pushmataha County and holds many other certifications such as Hazmat, Rope Rescue, various FEMA certifications, Wilderness Search and Rescue, and teaches Basic Life Support. Jackie has been a member of Lions Club of Hugo, Oklahoma and is currently on the Pushmataha County Chamber of Commerce, serving as the vice president. She is also active with the Bearcat PTO along with helping the community with various projects.
Jackie is currently happily married to Terry Burch, and is blessed with three children. Mathew and wife Alexis, Logan and wife Jennifer and the youngest, Jasmine. She also has three wonderful grandchildren, Carter, Logan and Lucas. Jackie spends her time away from work with her family, usually camping or riding their ranger in the mountains.
Stephanie Merck, Part Time Secretary/ Prearrangement Counselor
Leah Spear, Part Time Receptionist/ Prearrangement Counselor
Brianna Chiles, Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice
Dee Collier, Part Time Receptionist
Jim Collier, Funeral Assistant/ Funeral Home Chaplain
Mitch Fitzgerald, Funeral Assistant/ Funeral Home Chaplain
Michael Hunter, Funeral Assistant
Mike Staples, Funeral Assistant
Rob Harden, Maintenance