Overview and philosophy
Edwards Funeral Home has been serving the unique needs of families with superior service and compassion for over 40 years. We are committed to serving the diverse backgrounds, cultures and faiths of all the residents of Blaine and Hill county and surrounding communities. We are a family owned business and we strongly believe in treating our families with the same dignity, integrity, and professionalism that we would want to receive. Our professional staff has years of experience caring for families; and we promise to deliver a highly memorable service that best honors a loved one. We will go to any length to fulfill the needs of our customers and intend to continue to earn the trust of the communities we serve for years to come.
Edwards Funeral Home was constructed in 1932 by Herman Kuper who owned and operated the business for over 30 years. In 1972 Marvin Edwards moved to Chinook after receiving his mortuary science degree from Mt. Hood Community College and having served apprenticeships under Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana, and worked alongside Mr. Eliason in the Chinook funeral home. Marvin purchased the business from Leon Eliason in 1973. Marvin’s wife, Cherie Edwards’ family has a long-standing tradition in the funeral business as Cherie’s father, grandfather and brother were or are currently funeral directors in north central Montana for nearly a century having owned mortuaries in Malta and Glasgow, Montana.
Edwards Funeral Home, located near downtown Chinook Montana, serves the communities of Chinook, Harlem, Turner, Fort Belknap, Hays, Havre, Rocky Boy, Big Sandy and other nearby regions. The company has been operated continuously by the Edwards family since 1973, when Marvin Edwards purchased the business from Leon Eliason. Marvin was the sole owner and operator of the funeral home for over 38 years until his passing in the summer of 2011. Marvin was a pillar of the community and loved his occupation as it allowed him to be dedicated to caring for the people of north central Montana. We honor Marvin’s legacy every day as we serve our families with the same kindness and professionalism that Marvin would have wanted. Edwards Funeral Home is truly a family business and the Edwards family thanks our communities for their steadfast support.