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Starbuck: The Story of Our Funeral Home


Starbuck: The Story of Our Funeral Home 

Since our founding, the guiding principle of Starbuck Funeral Home has been the commitment to treating each family who comes to us as our own. With sincerity, pride, and dedication, we are committed to this time-honored tradition. 

Located in downtown Merkel, Texas, the streets are still lined in red brick bringing out the history of the town. Over 100 years ago when Starbuck opened its doors, they hand crafted the caskets in the store. Although no caskets or horse drawn wagons are being made today in the building, the history of that time is visible on the outside signage. When you walk into the business office, you are able to see the red brick walls and grandfather clock in the corner. The chapel was constructed in the 1940's yet still has many of today's modern conveniences. The most recent addition has been a reception hall equip with a sink, large refrigerator, large counter space, and table and chairs to accommodate a gathering of 100 people.  Although some update have been done over the years, a lot of the history has been preserved and the atmosphere is warm and comforting. 

Starbuck Funeral Home is family owned and operated. Our reputation for providing the highest quality of service grew, and today we are privileged to serve many families each year as a leader in and among Merkel, Abilene, and surrounding areas. 

We’ve gathered together a staff of highly-qualified and deeply caring individuals to assist us in continuing the funeral home’s mission of providing excellence in funeral services in Abilene area to families in their time of need.  

Whether you have an immediate need for our services or you wish to begin pre-planning a funeral arrangement, cremation services in Abilene, or wanting to get a monument for you or someone you love, call us. We will be proud to serve you.

We promise to help you...

  • Welcome your family and friends to our funeral home for your planned services, including a viewing, visitation, funeral or memorial service.
  • Design the most fitting memorial or funeral service to honor their memory and pay tribute to their life achievements and experiences.
  • Select the most appropriate products, including a casket, burial vault, cremation urn, cemetery or mausoleum, to fit your budget and suit your needs and desires.
  • Write a fitting obituary to honor your loved one’s life experiences and social connections.
  • Assist in the publication of the obituary in the newspapers of your choice.
  • Create a Book of Memories™, a beautiful, permanent online memorial, where you and your friends can build a legacy of memories by archiving treasured photos and memories. View our past and current services pages to see the variety of online memorial options we provide.
  • Make all arrangements with regard to the services whether they are held at your place of worship, our funeral home, cemetery, or alternate gathering place.
  • Provide you with beautiful funeral print materials, including memorial folders, prayer cards and book markers. We also offer personalized note cards for you to acknowledge the emotional support you received from friends, co-workers and community members.
  • Provide an elegant hearse and funeral cars, as well as arrange for escorts.
  • Help in the selection and on-site arrangement of floral tributes.
  • Provide access to grief education and support materials, and referrals to counseling services.
  • Prepare all paperwork, including vital record statistics, permits, filing and obtaining death certificates, and assistance with life insurance, veteran’s benefits and Social Security claims.

...every step of the way!

We hope you will turn to us for compassionate care and impeccable service. Our pledge is to honor your loved one and family with dignity, respect and personal attention to every detail.

We are confident you won't find a better funeral home in Abilene, especially with the price advantage of Merkel. 

Contact us today to explore the wide variety of choices available to you and your family.

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