The caring and experienced professionals at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary and Shinkle Mortuary are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.
You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our website.
Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
From left to right: Justin Utt (Funeral Director), Mary Zier (Assistant Funeral Director), Kathy Shinkle (Owner/Bookkeeper), Terry Shinkle (Owner/Funeral Director), Marlene and Tom Whitaker (Staff), Joylynn Zier (Administrative Assistant)
In 1912, Willis and Alice Aldridge purchased Gerlack Furniture and Undertaking from Jake Gerlack. The Aldridges owned and operated the mortuary along with their General Mercantile until 1946. That year they sold the mortuary to their daughter and son-in-law, Virginia (Aldridge) and Gip Webb.
In 1968, the Webbs enlarged the mortuary and added a chapel. The Webb's oldest son Richard, continuing in the family business, bought the mortuary from his parents in 1986. In 1999, Richard hired Terry Shinkle as his associate who formed a close bond with the community and took the opportunity in January 2002 to purchase the mortuary from Richard.
In 2018, the Shinkles opened Shinkle Mortuary in Haysville, a branch of Webb-Shinkle in Clearwater.
Terry and Kathy Shinkle moved to Derby in 1986 when Terry graduated from KCKCC with a degree in Mortuary Science. Terry worked as a funeral director and embalmer for mortuaries in Derby and Wichita before going to Clearwater. In 2005, they moved to Haysville where they currently reside. They raised 4 children and enjoy spending time with them and their grandchildren.