Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Allen L. Dugan Owner / Licensed Funeral Director

Allen grew up in Adams County in the family funeral business which has been in continuous operation since the mid-1800’s. Allen attended Penn State Mont Alto and Shippensburg University before earning his degree in Mortuary science from Catonsville Community College in 1985.

 

Considering the funeral profession their calling, Allen and his wife, Kitty feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work together doing something they find very meaningful; offering comfort for people at a difficult time. They feel privileged to guide and provide support to families at this sensitive and meaningful time in life. They have four children and reside at their Shippensburg location.

 

Allen has been a member of Bendersville Fire Company since he was 16 years old and is also a member of Vigilant Hose Company. He was a member of Union Fire Company in Carlisle where he served 10 years as Deputy and Assistant Chief. A member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg and Masonic Lodge 336, Good Samaritan Lodge No. 336 F.&A.M, Gettysburg, Allen has previously served as a Deacon at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church.

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Kitty A. Dugan Owner / Business Manager

Kitty grew up in Chambersburg and attended Goucher College in Towson, MD before entering the field of advertising. Later, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Fine Arts: Studio Art at Wilson College. She worked as a licensed financial advisor helping Allen with the funeral business during evenings and weekends. In 2009 she left her business to work with Allen full-time.

 

Kitty has served on Session at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church. She is a member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg, Adams County End of Life Committee, The Franklin County Art Alliance, Shippensburg Township Zoning Board, Caring Continuum, and PEO (a women’s philanthropic organization).

 

Kitty loves the role of motherhood and sees her work, caring for others, as an extension of that. Everyone who knows her "baby" is their brindle boxer, Chappo.

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Jeremy M. Honzell Licensed Funeral DIrector

Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science, Honors Graduate, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, 2003; Bachelor’s of Science Degree, Economics, Penn State University, 2015; Marine Corps Corporals leadership course, 2010, Marine Corps Marksmanship Coach Course, 2008.

 

Jeremy is a member of American Legion Post #272, Penn State Alumni Association. He and his wife, Jennifer have a son, Hal; and they enjoy their furry family members, Millie and Ginger.

 

Growing up in a small town in Louisiana, Jeremy enjoyed being part of a small community. His education at Penn State brought him to Pennsylvania and he realized he would not leave. Enjoying all four seasons (yes, even the snow) He and Jennifer love the farm atmosphere along with the kindness and warmth shown to them by Pennsylvanians. Jeremy says, “When the Dugans offered me the opportunity to work in a small community in Pennsylvania to do the work I love, I could not pass it up.” Jeremy’s personal interests include golf, personal and self-development and bird watching. When not working, Jeremy also gets pleasure from cooking with his wife, playing with his son, sitting on the front porch watching and listening to the birds in his yard, and reading anything he can get his hands on (particularly Philosophy, Religion, Science, DIY guides, and online blogs.)

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Dixie L. Parr Office Coordinator

Dixie graduated from CASHS with classes in Business Education. Growing up in the small town of Pleasant Hall, Dixie has resided in Shippensburg for 38 years. Volunteering and giving back to other organizations is how Dixie supports her community. Together, Dixie and her husband, Bob have a son, two daughters, and five grandchildren.

 

Dixie says, “What I enjoy most about working at Dugan Funeral Homes is helping others at a most difficult time in their lives. The care and empathy the Dugan’s have for every family makes you want to be a part of that. I feel my faith in God has led me to do this job of meeting new people and the many tasks each day brings.” Dixie’s personal interests include enjoying NFL games (she’s a big Green Bay Packers fan), cooking, summertime at the beach, and hosting get-togethers to spend time with family and friends. When not working, Dixie also gets pleasure from playing cards, enjoying her grandchildren’s sporting events, shopping with her daughters, and long Sunday drives relaxing with her husband.   

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Joseph "Joey" M. Welsh Pre-Need Counselor

Joey is a graduate of East Pennsboro in 1992. He attended HACC and was employed for 23 years at The Patriot News before joining the Dugan Family of Caring. Born in Danville, PA, Joey lives in Enola, PA. He and his wife, Tara, have 2 daughters, Jacy and Jessalyn; and an English Bulldog, Louie.

 

Joey was interested in coming to work at Dugan Funeral Homes because of their reputation and he enjoys the landscape of Adams County. Joey says, “What I enjoy most about working at Dugan Funeral Homes is the people; the ability to help families.” His interests include golf, basketball, and being a youth basketball coach. When not working, Joey finds pleasure in spending time with family and friends.

Allen L. Dugan

Owner / Licensed Funeral Director
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Allen grew up in Adams County in the family funeral business which has been in continuous operation since the mid-1800’s. Allen attended Penn State Mont Alto and Shippensburg University before earning his degree in Mortuary science from Catonsville Community College in 1985.

 

Considering the funeral profession their calling, Allen and his wife, Kitty feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work together doing something they find very meaningful; offering comfort for people at a difficult time. They feel privileged to guide and provide support to families at this sensitive and meaningful time in life. They have four children and reside at their Shippensburg location.

 

Allen has been a member of Bendersville Fire Company since he was 16 years old and is also a member of Vigilant Hose Company. He was a member of Union Fire Company in Carlisle where he served 10 years as Deputy and Assistant Chief. A member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg and Masonic Lodge 336, Good Samaritan Lodge No. 336 F.&A.M, Gettysburg, Allen has previously served as a Deacon at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church.

Kitty A. Dugan

Owner / Business Manager
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Kitty grew up in Chambersburg and attended Goucher College in Towson, MD before entering the field of advertising. Later, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Fine Arts: Studio Art at Wilson College. She worked as a licensed financial advisor helping Allen with the funeral business during evenings and weekends. In 2009 she left her business to work with Allen full-time.

 

Kitty has served on Session at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church. She is a member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg, Adams County End of Life Committee, The Franklin County Art Alliance, Shippensburg Township Zoning Board, Caring Continuum, and PEO (a women’s philanthropic organization).

 

Kitty loves the role of motherhood and sees her work, caring for others, as an extension of that. Everyone who knows her "baby" is their brindle boxer, Chappo.

Jeremy M. Honzell

Licensed Funeral DIrector
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Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science, Honors Graduate, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, 2003; Bachelor’s of Science Degree, Economics, Penn State University, 2015; Marine Corps Corporals leadership course, 2010, Marine Corps Marksmanship Coach Course, 2008.

 

Jeremy is a member of American Legion Post #272, Penn State Alumni Association. He and his wife, Jennifer have a son, Hal; and they enjoy their furry family members, Millie and Ginger.

 

Growing up in a small town in Louisiana, Jeremy enjoyed being part of a small community. His education at Penn State brought him to Pennsylvania and he realized he would not leave. Enjoying all four seasons (yes, even the snow) He and Jennifer love the farm atmosphere along with the kindness and warmth shown to them by Pennsylvanians. Jeremy says, “When the Dugans offered me the opportunity to work in a small community in Pennsylvania to do the work I love, I could not pass it up.” Jeremy’s personal interests include golf, personal and self-development and bird watching. When not working, Jeremy also gets pleasure from cooking with his wife, playing with his son, sitting on the front porch watching and listening to the birds in his yard, and reading anything he can get his hands on (particularly Philosophy, Religion, Science, DIY guides, and online blogs.)

Dixie L. Parr

Office Coordinator
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Dixie graduated from CASHS with classes in Business Education. Growing up in the small town of Pleasant Hall, Dixie has resided in Shippensburg for 38 years. Volunteering and giving back to other organizations is how Dixie supports her community. Together, Dixie and her husband, Bob have a son, two daughters, and five grandchildren.

 

Dixie says, “What I enjoy most about working at Dugan Funeral Homes is helping others at a most difficult time in their lives. The care and empathy the Dugan’s have for every family makes you want to be a part of that. I feel my faith in God has led me to do this job of meeting new people and the many tasks each day brings.” Dixie’s personal interests include enjoying NFL games (she’s a big Green Bay Packers fan), cooking, summertime at the beach, and hosting get-togethers to spend time with family and friends. When not working, Dixie also gets pleasure from playing cards, enjoying her grandchildren’s sporting events, shopping with her daughters, and long Sunday drives relaxing with her husband.   

Joseph "Joey" M. Welsh

Pre-Need Counselor
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Joey is a graduate of East Pennsboro in 1992. He attended HACC and was employed for 23 years at The Patriot News before joining the Dugan Family of Caring. Born in Danville, PA, Joey lives in Enola, PA. He and his wife, Tara, have 2 daughters, Jacy and Jessalyn; and an English Bulldog, Louie.

 

Joey was interested in coming to work at Dugan Funeral Homes because of their reputation and he enjoys the landscape of Adams County. Joey says, “What I enjoy most about working at Dugan Funeral Homes is the people; the ability to help families.” His interests include golf, basketball, and being a youth basketball coach. When not working, Joey finds pleasure in spending time with family and friends.