Our Heritage

Our Heritage

The Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., a trusted name in funerals, has been serving the people of Crawford County for 100 years. Established in 1917, known as Wright Funeral Home at that time. In 1928 the business was purchased by L. Jack Roofner becoming Roofner Funeral Home.

When Roofner’s daughter, Mary Ann, married; her new husband Robert Collins, Sr., joined his father-in-law in the family business. Together, in 1969, the two men built a new modern facility. The business moved to upper Chestnut Street where it remains today. Roofner and Collins dedicated their lives to city of Meadville and its surrounding communities. In 1980, after 50 years of service, Mr. Roofner passed away.

In 1988, the third generation, Robert Collins Jr. joined his father at the funeral home. A second branch in Townville was added at this time. Known as the Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, it is the oldest existing funeral home in Crawford County, founded in 1875. Father and son worked together until Collins Sr. became ill and passed away on October 14, 2005. He had devoted his life for over 55 years to the funeral business building a reputation for compassionate and caring service that still continues today.

Robert Collins, Jr., continued the legacy of his father and grandfather for several years. In 2009, Ryan M. Warren purchased Roofner-Collins Funeral Home. In 2010 the funeral home became known as Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. and later in 2015 the business was renamed, Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Ryan, his wife Amy, and their children, Lyla and Ryan Jr. are proud to carry forward the Roofner-Collins heritage and its commitment to the Meadville Community.
 
We at the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc understand when a family experiences a loss there are many important decisions to be made. Our business never closes, day or night we will answer your call, come when death occurs, care for your loved one, and provide support to the survivors. Quality care and comfort for your family in its time of need is our first priority.
 
A funeral is more than a single day in a lifetime, it's a lifetime in a single day.
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