Staff

Staff members of Kistler-Patterson Funeral Homes are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Randy Kistler Owner and Operator

Randy Kistler (June 29, 1950 - November 26, 2019) was the longtime owner of Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home, formerly Summers-Kistler Funeral Home. A funeral director for nearly 50 years, he took pride in his profession, caring for families in the Richland and Clay County areas, and served as Coroner of Richland County for the past 32 years. He was proud to have served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank in Olney for 26 years, having been Chairman of the Board for the past 12 years. He and his wife, Carol, were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney.

Known to his grandkids as “Grandog”, he was happiest out at “The Randarosa”, mowing, working in his shed, and socializing with the many friends who would stop by. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, playing pitch at the P Club, taking his grandsons to the donut shop on Saturday mornings, and traveling to visit his kids and new granddaughter.

 

His presence at the funeral home, walking up and down the hallway during visitations and offering comforting words and a big smile, will forever be missed. 

 

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Stephen Patterson Funeral Director steve@kistler-patterson.com

Steve is originally from the Utica, New York area and has been a licensed funeral director since 2009. He is a Business graduate of Oswego State University and a Mortuary Science Graduate of Vincennes University. He joined Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney after working in St. Louis as a financial advisor and later in the steel industry. Steve is also a United States Air Force Veteran, having served 14 years as an aircraft crew chief on F-15E and F-16 fighter jets in New York, North Carolina, and Missouri.

 

For entertainment Steve enjoys playing guitar and learning new instruments as well as spending time with his two boys, Quinn (13) and Graham (11). Steve is a member of the Olney Elks, a lifetime member of the VFW, and a Richland County Coroner.

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Kate (Kistler) Patterson Funeral Director & Office Manager kate@kistler-patterson.com

Originally from Olney, Kate is a Business graduate of Eastern Illinois University and later earned her MBA from St. Louis University. After a short time living in St. Louis and working for The Boeing Company, Kate moved back to Olney in 2006 to join her family in the funeral business. She then earned her Mortuary Science degree from Vincennes University and became a licensed funeral director.

 

In her free time, she enjoys training and competing in endurance triathlon. Kate has two sons, Quinn and Graham. They are members of First Presbyterian Church in Olney.

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Jeff Gray Funeral Director

Jeff joined Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in 1998.  He has over forty years funeral experience.  Jeff is a Business Management graduate of Eastern Illinois University and a Mortuary Science graduate of Vincennes University.  He is a veteran of the U. S. Army.

 

Jeff has served as a Deputy Coroner of Richland County since 1998.  He and his wife Leann are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Olney.

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Alleigh Hayes Funeral Director

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Nathaniel Eagleson Staff Member

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Robert Hull Funeral Director

Bob Hull is a long time senior Funeral Director at Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home.

 

Hired by Howard "Dutch" Summers in the early 1980's, Bob continues to work for Kistler-Patterson as a part-time employee. 

 

Bob enjoys camping and wood-working.

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Carla Patterson Part Time Staff Member

Carla is a Part-Time Staff Member, serving the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Homes of Olney and Clay City, Illinois.  Originally from Dundas, Illinois.

Carla earned a Bachelors degree in Organizational Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Saint Louis University.  Carla enjoyed a 30-year career with The Boeing Company in Saint Louis, Missouri, prior to returning to the area of her childhood roots.  

Carla has a love of winter sports, to include downhill and cross-country skiing. and snow shoeing.

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David McNabb Part Time Staff Member

David is a part time staff member at Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home. David was a long time pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Olney.

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Dick Dallmier Part Time Staff Member

Dick is a Part Time Staff Member, mainly at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home location in Olney. He has been with the Funeral Home for more than ten years.

 

Dick retired from Baker-Atlas in 2006 after being employed for 45 years. He began as a draftsmen for the company and ended his career as the regional manager at Baker-Atlas. 

 

 

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Ron Steber Part Time Staff Member

Ron is a Part Time Staff Member, mainly at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home location in Olney. 

 

Ron retired from Ameren CIPS.

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Gene Hall Part Time Staff Member

Gene Hall is the part time Staff Member at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Clay City. Gene experience in Funeral Service goes back to the Easley and Padgett Funeral Home, where he worked for many years. He then worked alongside Dean Cardascio for a number of years at the Cardascio Funeral Home. 

 

Gene Hall is a Clay City native having lived most of his life there, except for his time in the US Navy from 1944-1946. Gene is a valuable asset to the Funeral Home because of this extended knowledge of every family that lives in the surrounding areas. 

 

Randy Kistler

Owner and Operator
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Randy Kistler (June 29, 1950 - November 26, 2019) was the longtime owner of Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home, formerly Summers-Kistler Funeral Home. A funeral director for nearly 50 years, he took pride in his profession, caring for families in the Richland and Clay County areas, and served as Coroner of Richland County for the past 32 years. He was proud to have served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank in Olney for 26 years, having been Chairman of the Board for the past 12 years. He and his wife, Carol, were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney.

Known to his grandkids as “Grandog”, he was happiest out at “The Randarosa”, mowing, working in his shed, and socializing with the many friends who would stop by. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, playing pitch at the P Club, taking his grandsons to the donut shop on Saturday mornings, and traveling to visit his kids and new granddaughter.

 

His presence at the funeral home, walking up and down the hallway during visitations and offering comforting words and a big smile, will forever be missed. 

 

Stephen Patterson

Funeral Director
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Steve is originally from the Utica, New York area and has been a licensed funeral director since 2009. He is a Business graduate of Oswego State University and a Mortuary Science Graduate of Vincennes University. He joined Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney after working in St. Louis as a financial advisor and later in the steel industry. Steve is also a United States Air Force Veteran, having served 14 years as an aircraft crew chief on F-15E and F-16 fighter jets in New York, North Carolina, and Missouri.

 

For entertainment Steve enjoys playing guitar and learning new instruments as well as spending time with his two boys, Quinn (13) and Graham (11). Steve is a member of the Olney Elks, a lifetime member of the VFW, and a Richland County Coroner.

Kate (Kistler) Patterson

Funeral Director & Office Manager
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Originally from Olney, Kate is a Business graduate of Eastern Illinois University and later earned her MBA from St. Louis University. After a short time living in St. Louis and working for The Boeing Company, Kate moved back to Olney in 2006 to join her family in the funeral business. She then earned her Mortuary Science degree from Vincennes University and became a licensed funeral director.

 

In her free time, she enjoys training and competing in endurance triathlon. Kate has two sons, Quinn and Graham. They are members of First Presbyterian Church in Olney.

Jeff Gray

Funeral Director
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Jeff joined Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in 1998.  He has over forty years funeral experience.  Jeff is a Business Management graduate of Eastern Illinois University and a Mortuary Science graduate of Vincennes University.  He is a veteran of the U. S. Army.

 

Jeff has served as a Deputy Coroner of Richland County since 1998.  He and his wife Leann are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Olney.

Alleigh Hayes

Funeral Director
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Nathaniel Eagleson

Staff Member
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Robert Hull

Funeral Director
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Bob Hull is a long time senior Funeral Director at Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home.

 

Hired by Howard "Dutch" Summers in the early 1980's, Bob continues to work for Kistler-Patterson as a part-time employee. 

 

Bob enjoys camping and wood-working.

Carla Patterson

Part Time Staff Member
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Carla is a Part-Time Staff Member, serving the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Homes of Olney and Clay City, Illinois.  Originally from Dundas, Illinois.

Carla earned a Bachelors degree in Organizational Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Saint Louis University.  Carla enjoyed a 30-year career with The Boeing Company in Saint Louis, Missouri, prior to returning to the area of her childhood roots.  

Carla has a love of winter sports, to include downhill and cross-country skiing. and snow shoeing.

David McNabb

Part Time Staff Member
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David is a part time staff member at Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home. David was a long time pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Olney.

Dick Dallmier

Part Time Staff Member
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Dick is a Part Time Staff Member, mainly at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home location in Olney. He has been with the Funeral Home for more than ten years.

 

Dick retired from Baker-Atlas in 2006 after being employed for 45 years. He began as a draftsmen for the company and ended his career as the regional manager at Baker-Atlas. 

 

 

Ron Steber

Part Time Staff Member
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Ron is a Part Time Staff Member, mainly at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home location in Olney. 

 

Ron retired from Ameren CIPS.

Gene Hall

Part Time Staff Member
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Gene Hall is the part time Staff Member at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Clay City. Gene experience in Funeral Service goes back to the Easley and Padgett Funeral Home, where he worked for many years. He then worked alongside Dean Cardascio for a number of years at the Cardascio Funeral Home. 

 

Gene Hall is a Clay City native having lived most of his life there, except for his time in the US Navy from 1944-1946. Gene is a valuable asset to the Funeral Home because of this extended knowledge of every family that lives in the surrounding areas.