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Chris Weaver

Chris Weaver

Managing Funeral Director

Chris Weaver and Kyle Rans are the Managing Funeral Directors of Riverview Funeral Home.

Together bringing over 50 years combined experience to the Peru community.   

Chris is the President and Owner of Murray Weaver Funeral Homes in Galveston and Walton.  Chris graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1989.  He joined his father-in-law, Richard Murray in the family business in 1989 and continues to serve the community striving to treat each family as if they are his own. Our ties to Peru go back many years to when Chris's father-in-law, Dick Murray worked alongside George Eikenberry at Eikenberry Funeral Home.

Chris is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.  He is married to Miriam and together have two daughters and two grandchildren.

Chris and Kyle are honored to serve the families of Peru and the sounding communities. 

Telephone: 1-765-327-2674

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KYLE RANS

KYLE RANS

Managing Funeral Director

Kyle is the President and Owner of Rans Funeral Home's in Logansport, Royal Center and Kewanna.   Kyle is a graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in Funeral Service and received his Funeral Directors License in 1997.  He is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Royal Center Lions Club and serves on the board of Trustees at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He also serves on the board of the Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna and the Royal Center Cemetery Association.

Telephone: 1-765-327-2674

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Rich Blackburn

Rich Blackburn

Administrative Assistant

Rich grew up in Miami County where his parents owned and operated B & B Marathon in Waupecong. He graduated in the class of 1976 from Maconaquah High School.  He and his wife Theresa are very active members of the Bennetts Switch Community Church in south Miami County where he is currently lay leader and Theresa serves in the children’s ministry and teaches Sunday school.

As the Administrative Assistant here at Riverview Funeral Home he also is an associate at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston working alongside Funeral Director Chris Weaver.

Rich is excited to join the staff at Riverview Funeral Home and Event Center and is honored to be able to serve and support families here in Peru and Miami County in their time of loss.


Telephone: 1-765-327-2674

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Josh Ulery

Josh Ulery

Associate

Josh is a lifelong resident of Peru and a 1999 graduate of Peru High School. He and his wife Becky are the proud parents of three children. Josh loves Peru and interacting with the public and is honored to also serve you here at Riverview.

Telephone: 1-765-327-2674

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Jim Long

Jim Long

Associate



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Amy Downing

Amy Downing

Pre Arrangement Counselor

Amy is a graduate of Oak Hill High School and Indiana Wesleyan University.  She is happily married to Frank Downing, for over 25 years, and together, they have two sons, Joshua and Caleb.  Her Father was a United Methodist pastor, and she has lived in several Northern Indiana locations.  Amy has been involved in funeral service for more than 25 years.  After witnessing the struggles of other families who have not planned for a loss, It has become her goal to keep as many possible from making difficult irreversible decisions on the worst day of their lives.  Amy lives by the motto “Prearranging just makes sense!”

 

Telephone: 1-765-661-8796

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Holly Zorn

Holly Zorn

Event Coordinator

Holly is the Event Coordinator for Riverview Event Center. She has found interests in helping people plan events ranging from weddings, baby showers, reunions, and much more! She has an eye for detail and finds new ways to keep event trends happening here at Riverview. 

Holly Zorn grew up  right here in Peru, Indiana. She graduated with the class of 1989 from Peru High School. She and her husband, Chris Zorn, have two children that were born and raised here in Peru, Indiana. Alongside her children, she also has three dachshunds that she loves. Holly also enjoys trips to her lake home in Rochester, Indiana during summer to spend time with family and friends. 

She is excited to be here at Riverview Event Center. Please call Holly for all of your event needs and dates for possible events. 

Telephone: 1-765-327-2679

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