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Our History

"Funeral and Cremation Specialists"


“There is a difference, ask the families we’ve served.”

Stephens Memorial Chapel
was a long time in the planning and building process. Rick and Gloria Stephens started Stephens Memorial Chapel in November of 1996, located adjacent to Fairview Cemetery in Pryor.

In October of 2014, Rick and Gloria bought out Key Funeral Homes of Pryor and Locust Grove. The Key locations were closed and brought into the Stephens location in Pryor to reduce overhead and keep pricing affordable. The name was changed from Stephens Memorial Chapel to Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care.

After the purchase of Key Funeral Homes, the building underwent a remodel and update, keeping with a light and airy feeling of decor. A chapel, with seating that is adequate to hold a larger service, but not overwhelming when a smaller service is held. The largest chapel in the area, it will seat 168 people without setting up any of the overflow area.

The grounds have ample parking and the building is handicapped accessible. It is their policy and mission to provide true “Service From the Heart,” following their motto, “Funeral Service…a Sacred Trust”


In December of 2017, Rick and Gloria sold the firm to Tom and Hayden Kennedy.  The Kennedy's sold their Tulsa area funeral homes to focus on the Pryor area.  Tom and Hayden are excited to be a part of the community, and are very involved in many civic organizations.



What Makes Us Different?

We assure you that you will be treated like our own family, and that we will go above and beyond for you and your family. We will file all documents for Social Security, Veterans, (VA) if applicable, and Death Certificates. We will go as far as to do all paperwork and forms for any life insurance policies that you may have, proving our point of
“Service From the Heart.”